Saturday, November 29, 2008

Who Wants to be a Buttonaire?

Yes ~ I am a crafter. And as most crafters will confess, I too, have stashes of fabrics, threads, yarns, beads and buttons.

When Tennekka posted a promotion about an upcoming challenge using her gorgeous buttons, I jumped on it. The winner gets 20 of her fabulous buttons! Oh, what I could do with those buttons!

This challege is sponsored by Tennekka ~ A great etsy shop that makes the most incredible buttons. Each entrant was sent a random button and was asked to make something featuring the button. I couldn't wait to receive my button and get started!

Here is my button:

I kept the button around for 3 days, just looking at it trying to decide what to make of it. Each time I looked at it, it reminded me of the North Star and the North Star has always been a directional point for sailors. So, I created a felted vase titled: North Star at Sunset ~ depicting a ocean scene just as the sun is going down with the North Star just popping out.

The voting is open now through midnight December 1. Please jump over to wEtsy Behind the Ears at to cast your vote!


Willow's World & Willow's Wool said...

thats great, off to vote

10nekk@ said...

I love the story behind yours ... it makes me smile ;) Tis' the reason why I make those lovelies!

Good luck!

BackwoodSophisticate said...

Absolutely fabulous Valerie!! It is gorgeous!