I found an awesome website called ButtonMad aka Incomparable Buttons that is based in South Africa. You can read about them here http://quiltinggallery.com/2011/03/10/lets-go-button-crazy-give-away/ (This is an old giveaway) or here http://incomparablebuttons.blogspot.com/2011/02/sunshine-team.html. These buttons are all handmade and handpainted in South Africa. These are the ones that were given to me:
I just love them! Thank you again, Tamara! There are all kinds of buttons. Almost anything you can imagine from fancy to whimsical. I think the cats and dinosaurs are darling, but then so are the turtles and...... Well go and take a peek for yourself. Like they say, "Why buy plastic?" They are based in South Africa, but have places where you can buy them in the USA, so you don't have to pay international shipping. Actually, they are all over the world. They are also on Facebook for my FB friends.
Bless yourself today by going and reading about these fabulous ladies and checking out their buttons! Deborah