3/12/2009

Button Button..Who Wins a Button!


Sorry these are out of focus... Will try to get a better photo up later. Leave a comment and next Saturday, March 21, I will draw two names to win a cottage button each!!!
I'm hoping some people will send me pictures of cottage buttons they have painted.... It doesn't have to be perfect remember..... folk art!!!

51 comments:

Sherrie said...

These are so cute. What kind of buttons did you use for a base? They are very nice.
Sherrie

Marty52 said...

These are so great! Thanks for the detailed tutorial over the last few days, it's definitely something I want to try!

Anonymous said...

Gerry, love your buttons!!The birds ones are go-a-jus!!! Debbie Maine)
campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

Karrin Hurd said...

I love your buttons Gerry, they are gorgeous!

LouAnne said...

Gerry: LOVE your buttons and no way will I ever be able to do such wonderful button painting! If I win one, I'll be sure to use it on something for myself. Perhaps my tea cozy!

quiltlion said...

Gerry, Your buttons are beautiful treasures. I wish that I could use paint as well as you do! Lyn G

Melissa said...

OOOOO OOOoooo I want one!!!!!! I just love your buttons!

Anonymous said...

Love your buttons. I am going to try them. Just starting cq
Dee

Kathy said...

Love the buttons, oh how I wish I could paint. It's just not in the genes.

Thelma said...

Awesome buttons Gerry,,please add my name to your drawing. Now to go read how you made these..

Bobbi Pohl said...

Very pretty buttons. The beaded edges are a nice idea.

Anonymous said...

These are so lovely! Little works of art. I want to give it a try. Thank you for sharing your tutorial. Debra Bopp

Anonymous said...

Hi Gerry, I, too, am a big fan, and very much appreciate the time you spent doing the tutorial. I have been collecting big MOP buttons and will try this--sometime (soon, I hope :-) Thanks, Lynn/SoCal

nickosnana5 said...

Gerry, you are such a talented lady! I'm a big fan of all you do. I've always loved English cottages, so those buttons really appeal to me - but then, so do the birds. Thanks for sharing your work with us.
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Hi Gerry, You do beautiful work!!!! I have buttons , paint and brushes ! no felt or putty ! I have to go to the store tomorrow lol Thank you Thank you Gerry for sharing your many talent with us girls!!!! VBH Debby L craftyladylynn@yahoo.com

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Oh Gerry ~ I just found my way to your blog for the first time and am blown away by your buttons!
The most beautiful I have ever seen!
I am putting a link to your blog on mine so I can visit often!
Terri :)

sandy said...

I have been trying some new things with buttons lately but never thought of painting them. Will look for the tutorial. Great inspriation! Sandy in sunny Florida

Karen said...

Gerry,
These buttons are just beautiful. Do you sell them?? I want to buy some, please???
Karen K
www.sadiessilkenthreads.blogspot.com

Lil said...

throwing my name in the hat! Your buttons are mini works of art!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gerry, lady, you are sooooooooooo talented! Those buttons are just beautiful. Do you sell them anywhere?

Diane in New Orleans

AngelDoll said...

Wow, these buttons are beautiful. Please add my name to your draw...thank you for tutorial and for sharing.
C:

Shari said...

I can only repeat with a big DITTO all the things the others have said about your wonderful cottage and bird buttons. I would definitely be proud to have one, especially the cottages. I love the English garden feel of the flowers, etc. The tutorial was great, as usual. I saved it.

gocrazywithme said...

Gerry, I still haven't gotten out my paints and tried my hand at this yet, but I will! Love your cottages, so throw my name in the hat!

Clairee Meeks said...

Love your buttons!! All of them. Would love to be able to paint cottages, etc., but you DO have to have some artistic skill, and I can't even draw a straight line with a ruler!
Love seeing all of your's though! Clairee

Diane said...

Oooh, Gerry, those buttons are gorgeous. Of course I had to leave a comment and hope I win one of them. Also, thanks so much for putting a picture of the other side of the bathroom door on your blog. I'm the one who asked to see what the other side looked like. I don't know which side I like best now. Hugs, Diane

FredaB said...

I would love to be able to paint just fine detail on tiny buttons. You do it so beautifully. I did paint a few with Christmas trees but I used them on tree skirts I have made. I think this may be just the job for my hubby. He paints watercolors so he would have a better chance of getting the detail then me.

I must tell you that you have a wonderful blog and love all the work, cq and painting that you do. Great idea for the bathroom door.

Hope your leg has fully re-covered. No more pushing trucks out of the snow.

Come visit me at my blog sometime:
www.sewwhatsnew-fredab.blogspot.com

Hugs

FredaB

Rays of Stitches said...

I love your painted buttons. They are beautiful. What an original idea. I only wish I had your talent to paint like that! Hope to be so lucky to win one! Thanks for sharing your talents and ideas.
Barb

Cathy K said...

Hi Gerry, I have to throw my name into the hat. Your bird buttons, like everything else you do, are gorgeous! Are you going to teach us cottages or birds in September??? Hugs, Cathy

Lisa said...

So wonderful! I have gathered my buttons, spackling, sandpaper and paints and hope one of these days soon to try my own hand at these! But I do adore the ones you do!

Anonymous said...

Your buttons are wonderful! And so are your paisleys. And the little lamb is sooooooooo sweet. Please add my name for the button drawing.
Dee in MN

Carol Grace said...

I admire and envy a little your talent for painting such big scenes in such a little space. How lucky for you to have such talent. Love your blog. Carol Grace

JeanneZ said...

Wow I would think a huge magnifier would hav eto be used to do such fine work. THey are beautiful.
JeanneZ

joannestitches said...

I am your biggest fan, I love your blog and I love your buttons, Thatched Cottages, birds, do you paint sheep or corgi's? I love your tutorial and will give it a whirl..I am no painter, but you make it look like I too might be able to make one. Thanks JoanneG.

Rengin Yazitas said...

I loved these little buttons. I do painting as well but not so cute things like you do:(
My acrylic paints at the art studio, I'll get them on Wednesday and start to paint according to your great tutorial.Thanks so much for sharing these adorable things.
Please add my name into your drawing....
Much Love,
Rengin, in Istanbul

Sharon said...

Wow these are so pretty. I have been trying to go with your tut on this and I must need allot more practice because mine do not turn out as lovely as yours...thanks for the info.

Judy said...

As an old crazy quilter I sure admire your work! The tutorial is fantastic and I will give it a try. They say you that "an old dog can't be taught new tricks", but I would love to prove them wrong! Keep up the great blog.

ridgiekids said...

Gerry, those buttons are beautiful, its something I really want to have a go of doing one day.
Cheers
Rosemary

EJ180 said...

Gerry, I see you've put an enormous amount of work into painting your buttons. They are gorgeous and anyone would be honored to win one of them. Thanks for the opportunity.

I enjoyed reading your blog this morning and may even try a paisley myself after seeing one of your's. I'm just starting in CQ and will most surely mark your blog to return to learn more. Thanks for the lovely pictures you've included on your blog.

Connie said...

Really nice Gerry! Love your buttons - especially the birdies.

terrytn said...

Those buttons are beautiful!! I've never seen anything like that before. I am new to this cq online stuff. I would love to know how to make them. terrytn

terrytn said...

Beautiful!! How do you do those?

MichelleMermaid said...

Hi Gerry, I have been admiring your painted buttons for some time. I'd love to win one. Please include my name in the drawing! Thanks!
Dakotah
michellemermaid19@yahoo.com

Lin Moon said...

Your buttons are to die for! I just love the birds!

craftirn said...

I love those. I hope I win them. I'm going to have to look at that tutorial!
Barb

Lucy said...

I love those cute buttons, what a quaint idea. I think they caught my eye because they are: 1. buttons (I love buttons) 2. cottage garden themed (I love cottages).
I am new to CQ and this is inspiring me to get on with starting something now I see how much you can add in a unique attractive way. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Robinson said...

You are amazingly talented! Wow! I love them!

Lisa Caryl said...

The buttons are just lovely! You make it look so easy, I can't wait to give it a go!

Linda said...

Good Afternoon,

I just visited your blog...it's one of the best I've seen.

Your buttons are wonderful! i've heard of painting buttons, but I didn't really understand how it was done. I read your tutorial and made some notes. Thank You.

I'm a new member on the CQ Embellishment group at Yahoo.

Have a wonderful day.

Big smile on this side of the screen.

Linda Shields

Linda said...

Good Afternoon,

I'm on the CQEmbellishment group at Yahoo. And I'm learning how to do crazy quilts. I'm finding out that there is a rhyme and reason to it. Not just slapping fabric down.

I read your tutorial on painting "Cottage Buttons." Wow! Your buttons are beautiful! I love your blog; especially about the new lamb.

I'm going to try to paint buttons. Cottages might be a little too hard, but I'm into primitive art and that is a can do for me.

Anyway, Gerry, I have really enjoyed your blog and buttons and stitching...well, I like it all.

Have a wonderful day, and I hope that I win one of your buttons. :)

Big smile on this side of the screen.

Linda Shields

Diana said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. I teach decorative painting and painted a cottage button and a rose button tonight in class and they all wanted to know what I was going to do with them. They all had great ideas for additional buttons, Santa button pins, etc. These were great fun and easy to do. Thanks again, Diana

Michele Pittman said...

Love your buttons! I am trying to paint some and have done 2. They are not easy but it's fun. I am following your tutorial. Love it! Thanks for posting it. I would love to own one of your buttons! Hope I win! Michele P.
mpittman469@yahoo.com

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