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Last updated on Feb 12, 2022

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About buttonempire

Sales 4,836
On Etsy since 2006

Welcome to buttonempire 101.

My first memory is being under a lilac tree, where the air was electric with bee song, in the shadow of a nuclear plant.

A few years later my invisible friend Goby and I called Australia long distance and we got in big trouble.

I nearly drowned when I went swimming in a thunderstorm when I was 9.

During my mid teens I attended a Black Flag gig in Calgary's Thorncliffe Community Center. (I stood far away from the mosh pit.)

In my 20's I got married to Mr.Totally Awesomepants on a high hill while 2 eagles soared above us.

When I was in my 30's I learned that even though I'm blind as a bat I can find a tiny arrowhead at 20 paces.

In my 40th year I went out for a walk that, for no particular reason, turned into a run and I've been running ever since.

From the very beginning I have always been given to flights of fancy.
And from the very beginning I have always made things.
And I still do.

I'm a ACAD grad who married another ACAD grad and together we live an idyllic little life in a tiny little house with a 3 tree apple orchard and a cat named Augustus Elliott.

When I'm not making buttons or paintings, I'm creating amazing vegan meals, running towards the Rocky Mountains and working on our gardens.

It's a good life.
I hope yours is too.


Shop members

  • button empire

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Wife. Cat Mom. Painter. Printer. Maker of Badges. Runner. Chef. Farmer. Saver of Worms. Mimic Extraordinaire.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
All purchases take place under the following terms.

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As of Oct 14, 2008 we accept only Paypal payments.
Items ship on Mondays and Thursdays once payment has cleared.


Items ship on Mondays and Thursdays only.

*In the case of a holiday Monday, items ship out on Tuesday.

We ship to the address given in your etsy reciept, as it is written by you at the time of sale.
Please ensure it is correct.

We ship Letter or Small Parcel with Canada Post upon reciept of funds.

The cost of shipping includes shipping *and* handling.

*Shipping does not include tracking or insurance unless it is stated in the listing.

If you require insurance or shipping with a tracking number please contact us Pre-Sale to get your rate.

*Shipping and Handling costs do not cover Customs fees and/or duties.

-Shipping Times-

Within Canada-Up to 2 weeks

USA-Up to 3 Weeks

International-2-8 weeks depending on location.

If you need faster/insured service, please contact us Pre-Purchase and we'll crunch some numbers for you.

*Sorry, we are not responsible for items lost in the mail.

Additional policies and FAQs

If you have any questions, please drop us a convo or an email at buttonempire [!at] hotmail.com.