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The Big Button Challenge Vote!

I’ve truly enjoyed seeing the creative places that these ten artsy ladies have taken my buttons – I hope you have, too, and I hope you have wandered over to their blogs or websites. Many of them inspire me on a regular basis with their beautiful handiwork. I don’t envy you, having to choose a […]

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Buttons can be part of a brooch

It’s fall in New Zealand, and so Emma Spicer, for her submission to the Big Button Challenge, was inspired to make something to brighten up the cold mornings. This fluffy and flowery brooch is made from a 1.25-inch focal button, fabric, and seed beads. Emma can tell you all about it on her blog! The […]

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Buttons can keep your coffee cozy

The first time I saw Erin Harris‘ coffee cup cozy tutorial, I thought it would look nice with one of my buttons, so I find it kind of funny that given a 1.25-inch focal button, Erin had the same idea, and made a larger version of her cozy for the Big Button Challenge! Made to […]

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Buttons can decorate pillows

Look at the latest project to be submitted to the Big Button Challenge!  Sarah Jackson used her button on this great quilted pillow. I’m just realizing how big this pillow must be, since the button is 1.25 inches in diameter.  I love all of the fabrics that Sarah used on this – so pretty!  For […]

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Buttons can decorate bags

We’re down to the last four Big Button Challenge entries!  This one comes to us from Kashoan Ward who used her button on this big floral purse. I always like the combination of stripes and florals.  For more about Kashoan’s creative process, take a look at her blog. The button Kashoan chose for her project […]

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Buttons can hang on the wall

Are you ready for another Big Button Challenge entry?  This one comes to us from Nikki Mans of WhiMSy Love, and it’s another very different use (I think it’s great how you have all gone off on your own directions with these!) Nikki made this wall-hanging using a vintage embroidery hoop and all vintage materials, […]

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Buttons can bejewel you

Ready for another Big Button Challenge entry?  This jewelry set comes to us from Beth Ackley, in collaboration with her daughter Alaina. Stones and crystals were used that would bring out the colors in the buttons.  In the necklace, a square pearl was used to contrast the roundness of the button.  Unique, isn’t it? The […]

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Buttons can get cozy with yarn

Last week Linda Permann shared an innovative and eco-friendly way to use a 1.25-inch focal button for the Big Button Challenge. I love how she used an old pants leg for this – very clever!  Check out Linda’s blog, and read all about how she put it together, and how she plans to use it. […]

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Buttons can hold books closed

Another unique use for a 1.25-inch focal button was submitted to the Big Button Challenge this week.  Check out this very cool recycled book by Tala Cox. How clever is it to use grocery bags for the pages, and a thrifted purse for the binding?!  Check out Tala’s blog, where she goes into more detail […]

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