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The Big Button Challenge

How many ways can you use a handcrafted button?

How many ways can you use a handcrafted button?

As you can see, I’ve come up with a few ways over the last couple of years.  Now it’s your turn – and there’s a prize involved.  Interested?

I have invited a diverse group of five people with talent in knitting, crocheting, sewing, and general craftiness to choose one of my buttons, craft something from it, and submit it for a chance at a $25 gift certificate.

I have more slots open to the first five blog readers who would also like an opportunity to participate.  Here are the details:

  • The contest is open to 10 people, five whom I have specifically invited, and five volunteers from among the blog’s readers.
  • You choose one of my handcrafted focal buttons (or a set of smaller buttons) that you would like to work with.
  • I will send out the buttons (free of charge, of course).  You get to keep the buttons as well as anything you make from them.
  • You have until May 1st to craft something – anything – that features the buttons you receive from me, and email me a nice image of it.
  • I will post all of the 10 photos I receive here on the blog, and have the readers vote for their favorite item.
  • The owner of the winning design will win a $25 gift certificate to their choice of, Polka Dot Creations, or Polka Dot Cottage.

Sound like fun?  If you would like to take one of the five remaining slots, choose which button (or set) you’d like, and drop me a line so I can set it aside for you, first come first served.

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I’m looking forward to hearing from you and getting these slots filled up! All five spots have been filled – thank you for your interest! Stay tuned to see what everyone comes up with, and to vote on a winner.


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Posted on 21 Comments

21 thoughts on “The Big Button Challenge

  1. RT @polkadotcottage: Would you like a free button and a chance to make something beautiful from it?

  2. Should you still have an opening, I’d love to give it a try. My crafty pursuits are nothing if not diverse: I sew, I knit, I crochet, I make jewelry, I sculpt and otherwise play with polymer clay, I’ve been known to paint and even bookbind and I’m probably forgetting half the additions to the list. Most recently I’ve been weaving scarves out of old t-shirts and a loom made of scrap wood and a handful of nails.

    See what Corvus has been blogging about: Cooperative Project

  3. Hi Lisa, if I’m in time I would love to take part in this challenge. Hope I’m successful (fingers crossed), thanks.

  4. If there is still a spot, I would love to participate.

  5. I would love to participate! Im hope Im on time. 🙂

    See what kashoan has been blogging about: Science Fair, Coffee, and JB

  6. Thanks for the blog bling–it forced me to figure out how to add such things to my sidebar… 😉

    See what Penny has been blogging about: Pants Apron, 1972–BUT WHY?

    1. And a lovely sidebar it is 🙂 Love the Big Butt thing. I’ve got a bit of that going on myself, LOL!

  7. hehehe, the tab at the top of my browser for this page says:

    “Polka Dot Cottage: The Big Butt…”

    I could totally win the Big Butt challenge.

    See what Penny has been blogging about: Pants Apron, 1972–BUT WHY?

  8. I would love the opportunity to make something with your fabulous buttons.

    See what SmilynStef has been blogging about: Shimmerz Butterfly

  9. Hi: I sent you an email if there is still a spot. Thanks. Liz

  10. oh, i am #7. does that mean that i am out of the mix? maybe, just maybe there is an opening for me too?
    p l e a s e?
    i’ll be ok i guess if i can’t play….

    See what becky has been blogging about: Lucky Me

  11. I guess I am just gonna have to pout. You snuck this in while I was offline. now I dont have a big lisa button to go with the idea that popped into my head. double pout

    See what Kathi has been blogging about: Cave under Construction

    1. Well, if the pouting starts to get out of hand, you know I do have a whole big pile of buttons for sale in the shop 😉

  12. YEA! I cant wait to hear more. Im so excited to play along!

    See what kashoan has been blogging about: Saturday happenings…

  13. Dear Lisa your so creative! It is so impressive to see all your great projects. I wonder how you manage all the things you do!
    Would have loved to play along… but I have a little 4 month old baby-boy… so I am glad if I can at least read some great blogs like yours from time to time.

  14. Can’t wait to get my buttons! What a clever idea you’ve had with this challenge!

    See what nikki/whimsylove has been blogging about: Saturday Night Special!

  15. […] No really…. even if you send me something as small as a button–if it’s a cool Polka Dot Creations button–I’m going to have to make a purse based on it.  The brown purse is from a thriftshop, […]

  16. […] first of the Big Button Challenge submissions has come in!  Take a look at this fabulous altered purse by Penny Richards.   I love […]

  17. […] may also want to read a little background on the contest, if you haven’t seen it […]

  18. […] voting time in the Big Button Challenge over at Lisa Clarke’s Polka Dot Cottage! Click here to see all the entries and vote for your […]

  19. I am fallowing your blog I love you have so beautiful stuff here!! Visit my blog if you want! bye

    See what Rossier has been blogging about: Jean Purse! By RB

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