Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gorgeous Handmade and Handpainted Buttons!

I just love buttons, who doesn't! I love looking at them and using them in my quilt projects. I have gotten back to embroidery and love the look of little buttons in embroidery also! But cute buttons are not always easy to find, I know I have looked for just the "right" button for a special project and ended up using an "ok" button because a special one was just not found. Well, did I ever run across a fantastic blog and button source!

The name of the blog is ButtonMad and they have the cutest handmade and handpainted buttons you ever want to see! Take a look at the adorable buttons available, the picture below is from their site! The best part of this company is that they employ women from South Africa to make these buttons--thus helping two groups at the same time--the individual buying buttons and the women of South Africa!

They have giveaways too--this was the latest one and yes, I was a very lucky winner of these adorable owl buttons--but that is not why I am sharing this; I want everyone to be able to find adorable handmade buttons to use in your projects!
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I know you will be seeing these buttons used in my projects in the future too! So hop over to their blog for information and browse through their wonderful selection--I am sure you will find something that you will fall in love with and use in one of your projects too! So, once again here is the link to ButtonMad!

Happy Quilting,


  1. These buttons you are useing in your projects are just the cutest little things...I will go and check out this blog....I don't know what blog has the listing for giveaways but if I see it I will let you know. Trish

  2. Really cute Barb - I love embroidery and buttons both! I'll check out the site. blessings, marlene

  3. Thanks for the tip Barb! Those are some cute buttons!

  4. I am in love with these buttons! Will definitely be checking them out! Thanks!