BIG Buttons!


For years I’ve been trying to convince Davin that a big button press would revolutionize our world. Small buttons are fun and have their purpose, but big buttons offer up a whole new world of possibilities. Big buttons remind me of special button-making fundraising days at my grade school. Throughout the course of the day students were escorted by classroom into a closet-sized room, where for 25 cents a woman would convert a photo of your choosing into a pinback button. I’m pretty sure mine was a photo of grade school me sitting at the top of the slide at my favourite park — all of the rides there were shaped like spaceships and the slide was a part of the Starship Enterprise!

I’m not sure if Davin has come around to my way of thinking or level of enthusiasm, but regardless, we’re making big buttons and I am happy.

The first thing I did was modify our garden designs for the new size. I love the designs at this size and have rediscovered a joy for wearing buttons. Although I generally try to stick to wearing one at a time.

Editing this to add that in a moment of clarity we made a change to the site so now people can choose if they want packaging or don’t want packaging. We try to keep packaging to a minimum in general, however the button sets come mounted on cards. So now buyers can choose to receive their buttons without the cards. Woot!

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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6 thoughts on “BIG Buttons!

  1. Oh, I’m glad I am not the only one who has that song spring to mind randomly. (though Big Buttons is more appropriate to the original lyrics than what I usually come up with.) While wrangling the overgrown herb bed last weekend, we caught sight of an earthworm trying to escape the hullabaloo, and as I reached down to pick him up and move him to safety, my sister in law gasped, thinking I was going to smush him, and asked, “Don’t you like earthworms?” Immediately, I launched into “I like earthworms and I cannot lie, you other gardeners can’t deny, when worm crawls in…” and that’s as far as I made it when she bopped me on the arm with a garden tool to make me stop. (The worm itself was redeposited into an already tilled bed, awaiting zinnia seeds.)

  2. I want tee Shirts. One that are muddy colors that wont show too much dirt. Because I like tees when I garden. Rust Color, Heathered Green or Blue, or Brown.

    I love those colors for a variety of reasons!

  3. I love the buttons but so many are sold out!!! ;-) Any chance of a new edition of the “Poo Powered” flavor? And how about that fabulous cicada tshirt…I would LOVE one of those….thanks Gayla!!! Happy Spring!!! My veggies are well on their way here in Austin and soon they will be in Canada too….thanks again! – p

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