Monday, September 26, 2011


And our winner is.....Melanie with comment #12

BloggerMelanie said...
 I LOVE the Buttercup Cap in rose pink and I like the boys cap too! They are all really nice & are wonderfully detailed. The newborn headbands with flowers are adorable.
September 17, 2011 12:24 PM

Melanie please visit my shop and choose the hat you would like.  Then send me an email at with your choice (don't forget to include the size) and your address.

A big thank you for all who participated in the giveaway.  And don't you fret if you didn't win, there will be another one soon.  Be sure to become a fan on facebook for updates, discounts and more. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Giveaway is being extended....

It has been kindly brought to my attention that there were some problems with the comment box and some were unable to post for the giveaway.  I have changed the blogger comment settings so hopefully everyone will be able to comment.  Due to this little glitch I will extend this month's giveaway until Saturday, September 24.  Please see the giveaway post here for more details.

Monday, September 12, 2011

It's time...

Well, Buttercup fans, it has been too long since we've had a giveaway.  I am looking for fall colors for some new designs.  I grew up in New Mexico and never really enjoyed the fall....but now that I live in Virginia, it has become one of my favorite times of year.  The colors here in the east are exquisite.  I love yellow, orange, and red for fall! 

What are your favorite color combos for this beautiful time of year? 

To enter a giveaway for a free hat of your choice:
1. Become a blog follower
2. Leave a comment below with your favorite Buttercup hat design and fall colors.

To find your favorite hat design visit the Buttercup Basket shop here

This giveaway is for blog followers only and it will end at 11:59pm Saturday, September 17.  Good luck everyone and I can't wait to see your favorites.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Brimmed Mesh Beanie in new colors

The Brimmed Mesh Beanie has proven to be a favorite so I am adding one in some fun new colors.  Take a look-
I love the bright colors on this.  They are nice for summer and will fit right in for the fall. 

I hope you like it!

I have also just listed a new "Choose Your Own Colors" Buttercup Cap.  It is available in the Teen and Adult sizes.  So, have some fun and design a Buttercup Cap for YOU. 

And...I have decided to extend the giveaway coupon!  So, if you're not the winner of the giveaway you can still get a great deal by using the code "GIVEAWAY20" for 20% off your purchase in The Buttercup Basket shop.  The code will expire Sunday, July 24, 11:59pm eastern time.

Monday, July 11, 2011

This month's giveaway on The Idea Room!

Today is an exciting day for The Buttercup Basket!  This month's giveaway is the first to be hosted by someone other than us.  Pretty cool, huh?  Please head on over to The Idea Room for details on how to enter.  While you're there be sure to check out some of the other posts.  You will not be disappointed, Amy, always has SUPER fun ideas. 

Have fun with this and be sure to tell your friends!  The giveaway closes Thursday, July 14 11:59PT.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fun news....

There will be a new giveaway starting next Monday, July 11. It's going to be hosted by The Idea Room!!! I am so excited for this to start. I will post more information here on The Buttercup blog and also on facebook once it gets a little closer. Be sure to check out The Idea Room blog. It's super fun and Amy always has great ideas:) 

New HUGE coupon code for any Etsy shop purchase. Use code 'WELUVSUNNYDAYS30' for 30% off your entire purchase. This is the largest discount I have ever offered so be sure to take advantage of it and tell our friends.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Sun

So, things have been a little slow around here at The Buttercup shop- so I thought to help out I would offer a big discount code to get things moving.

Just enter SUMMERSUN20 to receive 20% off your next purchase here in the Etsy shop.  This will be good now through midnight June 24.

There is a new brimmed beanie style that I have just fallen in love with. I can make it in any color you like!


Be sure to share this promotion with all of your friends!  I will post some reminders on facebook too! 

So come join The Buttercup Basket in the Summer Sun!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Introducing Jennifer Read Photography

Last week I had a great time with a dear friend.  I want to introduce you to Jen.  She is AMAZING!  She is one of those do-it-all women who never gives herself the credit for it.  I've known her for several years and I've quietly watched how patient she is with life.  You see, Jen is very modest about how incredible she is.  I've known for a long time that she did a little photography, but like I said, she's modest.  I didn't learn until recently just how talented she really is with the camera. 

So, how did I figure out just how good she is?  I found her photography blog and that's all it took! 

After several months of casually talking about it we finally teamed up to take some photos of my hats.  They turned out fantastic!  If you want to see some of those photos, please, go visit her blog.  I promise you won't be disappointed with her work.  And if you are looking for a photographer and you live in Northern Virginia I highly recommend her. 

And to you, Jen, I am so happy that with all of the emails I have received from other photographers that I chose to team with you.  Thanks again!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

May Giveaway Results!

Well, we didn't make it to a 100 facebook fans but we did get a few more this month.  And I am pleased with that. 

The Lucky winner of the giveaway is Monica Newlin.  She will receive her choice of two hair accessories or a hat by The Buttercup Basket.  Congratulations Monica!

I hope that you all are enjoying being a part of The Buttercup Basket.  The fans really do make all the difference. 

I would love to hear your ideas for new giveaways.  I want to reward you all each month for being a part of this with me....but....I need some new creative ideas!  Please post any ideas you may have here in the comments of this post or here on facebook. 

Thank you all for your support- you're the BEST!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011


I think summer is a great time for brimmed hats, if for nothing other than keeping the sun off little faces. But...I think many find it too hot.  So, for those of you that aren't into summer hats I decided to create some fun headbands.  Here are a couple of my favorites....
Floral Bouquet Headband

Be sure to check out the shop for a few other designs. 

And just in case you do like summer hats check out these patriotic Buttercup Caps.  Also, available in the shop
Oh, and make sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one or two of these items.

Friday, May 20, 2011

May Giveaway...

WE NEED FANS! So, for this month’s giveaway that’s our goal. The winner will receive ONE hat of their choice or TWO hair accessories (headband or hair flowers) from my shop. Here’s how it will work:

ENTRY 1- “LIKE” The Buttercup Basket on facebook here. If you are already a fan, you are automatically entered once.

ENTRY 2- Post this giveaway to your profile on facebook then return and post on The Buttercup Basket page letting me know you did it.

ENTRY 3- For a BONUS entry, become a Buttercup BLOG follower. Then leave a comment on this post telling me that you have completed all three entry requirements.

You can earn up to THREE entries! Our goal is to reach 100 fans by May 31st. If we reach 150, I will draw TWO WINNERS!!!

Good luck!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Buttercup Caps...

OK...I created The Buttercup Cap a little while ago.

Though, I did like it and I received many compliments on it, I thought it needed something more.  I literally lost sleep over this little cap.  I was dreaming about how to add just the right number of stitches to keep the sizing correct and I wanted it to poof up a bit more on top.  And it needed some more detail.   

So, after lots and lots and lots of trials I have come up with THE BUTTERCUP CAP.

Here's the added detail and the "poof" I was looking for.

And, a better flower.

 I finally got it just the way I was imagining it.  I hope you enjoy it. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Refer a Friend Giveaway!!!

This month's giveaway is SUPER easy!  It's refer a friend week.  Here's what you do:

1. Refer a friend to 'like' my facebook page
2. Post the giveaway to your fb page
3. Repost it to my page including your referred friend's name

Now for the good part.  Once your friend 'likes' my page you will both be entered into one of two drawings.  One will be for you and one will be for your friend(s) (that way you aren't competing against your friend).  For every one of your friends that becomes one of my fans you will earn another entry, thus increasing your chances to win.  'New' fans can also have multiple entries by referring some of their friends.

Once again the prize will be a FREE hat of your choosing.  Visit my facebook page here to get started.  Good luck everyone!  This one is going to be fun:)

Oh, and the giveaway will run through midnight, April 15.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Springtime Sunhat

     I have to say that the "HOPE" of warmer weather was definitely the inspiration for my new hat design.  I wanted to create something that literally SCREAMS "Spring" and would be perfect for warmer sunny days.  I used white as my base color, because, well, I love it!  Then I added some really bright colors to bring out the white.  I just love these colors together.  I noticed from your facebook posts for this month's giveaway that many of you do, too!  (For more information on the giveaway go here

 All of my hats, until now, have only one flower. So, I thought it would be fun and different to add a little bunch of smaller flowers.  I used a mesh stitch to promote a little more breathe ability for Spring and Summer months.  And, of course, it's 100% cotton, like all of my hats, so it breathes well anyway. The added sunhat brim will keep the sun off those sweet smiling faces.

 I hope you like it.  I'd love to get your feedback on this one.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Photo Props?

     So, I have this great friend in Idaho that does photography (check out her work at Well, she asked me if I'd be willing to crochet some photo props for her. Some cute little newborn things, hats and diaper covers. I knew I could do the hats, no problem, but I was nervous about the diaper covers. Of course, I could have purchased a pattern and made someone else's design. But what's the fun in that? So after several hours of frustration, crocheting, and then pulling out stitches, crocheting again, and then pulling it all out again (times about 20). I came up with my own. My favorite part? The button.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Giveaway Reminder

Today is the big kick off for THE BUTTERCUP BASKET'S first giveaway.  Good luck everyone!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011


Monthly giveaways coming soon to THE BUTTERCUP BASKET!!!    The first giveaway will begin February 15, 2011 and will end February 28, 2011.  The giveaway will be a random drawing for a hat of your choosing. 

Requirements for the giveaway include:
#1 "Liking" THE BUTTERCUP BASKET on facebook (see button on the right)
#2 Posting on THE BUTTERCUP BASKET facebook page your favorite spring colors

If you are already a fan on fb don't worry, you still qualify for the giveaway.  Just be sure that your post on fb is on or after Feb 15 and no later than Feb 28. 

Good luck everyone!  I am excited to see your favorite colors- You may even see some of your own color combinations in new hat designs.