For those of you crafters who devoured Susan Beal's Bead Simple last year, she's got a fresh one waiting in the wings: Button It Up is a collection of 80 projects using vintage and new buttons for jewelry, housewares, clothing, toys, bags, and more, plus bonus tutorials like how to cast your own buttons (color me impressed). The book is officially released on March 3rd, with two planned events in town next month (Powells downtown on March 20 and Bolt Fabric Boutique on March 28). In the meantime, Beal is holding a contest of sorts on her blog through the 24th—a week from today, where four people who write button-related blog comments will be randomly chosen to win one of two signed advance author copies of the book, or two button grab bags from her own vast button collection. You guys can win this thing.
On a semi-unrelated crafty note, I kind of want this cheeseburger dress to be my Halloween costume this year:
The person who leaves the best cheeseburger related blog comment wins the opportunity to crochet one up for me. (via BuzzFeed)