For centuries women have used cloth as a tool of comfort and as an expression of beauty within their homes. Creating cloth for warmth, cloth for shelter, our female predecessors embellished these linens with hand stitch using laborious and time consuming techniques thereby enhancing the functional beauty of objects which enveloped and protected their families. Inspired by these women I hope my creations pay tribute to and recognise the devotion expressed in cloth by our female ancestors .







''the use of traditional often time consuming process alludes to the devotion of a mother''. c K. A. Ruane 2007







Tuesday, January 24, 2012

for you.....

Does anyone want some buttons......just leave a comment and you can have two!! Embellishment entirely up to you. The winner of the buttons from last time....yes I know it was ages ago, I never claimed to be super organised...the winner is Tammie from Beauty Flows. Postal stuff please Tammie and also a little description of what you would like your buttons to look like, I will make them especially for you.

75 comments:

Tatkis said...

Oh, me, me! I love your buttons so much :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Sandy said...

Yes please!
you are so generous. Love the gingham and the one with bright colours against the white.
Sandy

Masha Novoselova said...

Karen,
and me!!! your buttons are beautiful!
Thank you!
Masha

Sue Morris said...

lovely giveaway as usual.Please count me in. Sue

Rachel said...

Great idea - and I think I'd like to see what you do when given completely free rein...

Coach Tina said...

Karen-lovely buttons. You do such great work. I just love seeing the pictures!

Take care, Tina

gill said...

I love all your buttons Karen especially the ones with a small splash of colour!

Peggy Holt said...

Oh, yes, count me in as well. Your white work is to die for, but wow, do I love that little bit of color, especially where you did it on the Prairie Points.

jan b. said...

your generosity is never-ending.

saraz said...

I would be thrilled to have anything made by you!

Brenda T said...

I love the bright colours. More buttons please!

flutterbycrafter said...

Oooooo I've just found your blog via Alcoholinky, these are fabulous, I just love these buttons and all the other beautiful work, gorgeous

amester said...

I would love to have a couple of your buttons. Thanks, Anita

Rosemary said...

I've just discovered you and your work, Karen. I live in Manchesternand am currently studying C&G Level 3 Embroidered Textiles on line and your projects are truly inspirational.Thank you!

Beth said...

Joy! That will be lovely!

Jeannie said...

Your eyesight must be spectacular to stitch such tiny flowers. I love the bits of color on the prarie points. To dream of having a button is on my list today. Wishing you a beautiful day, with lights that remain on and stitches that fly from the needle.

Doreen G said...

What a silly question to ask me Karen of course I would love a button--I would be happy with the scraps off the floor. :-))

karen said...

Oh, wow, thanks Karen. I would love to have some of your work. It really is beautiful. (Maybe you want to paste that in, instead. It is true.)
Heather
Abbotsford, BC

Elizabeth said...

Now that is one gorgeous picture.

quilterbell said...

Wow, I love to win this!!!!, they are super beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Tahnk you for the chance!
quilterbel@yahoo.com

Julie said...

I would love a chance to win one of your buttons, they are exquisite!

Wendy said...

Goodness, I love your buttons and would love to win some! Thank you for the opportunity to win some of your work!

Sequana said...

If you still have any, I'd take any two of these. So beautiful.

I also need to watch your vids on STITCHED. It'll be June before I know it, huh?

Tammie said...

Karen!!!!!
I am thrilled! I am smiling, thank you for your generous heart!!
I will email you my address. So very exciting. thank you.

Jane said...

I just love buttons! I hope I win some.
Jane

Jenni said...

I love your buttons, actually I love looking at all your work. Beautiful!

Wichcraft said...

I would love to own anything you create!

c said...

i adore all your work, I can never afford them, but I sure would be honored to just have one button

aka kingcooper0001@aol.com

Jane S. said...

Well yes, I could do with a couple of your lovely buttons! Thank you so much for the chance to win them. :)

sharon young said...

oooo!! please count me in, i'd love to win some of you lovely buttons

MosaicMagpie said...

You may not be super organized but by golly Girlie, you can stitch! I am having the time of my life in the Wrapping Cloth Class. I got up at 3a.m. to stitch! I think I may be obsessed! These buttons are gorgeous and like Doreen, I would be happy with scraps off the floor. Thank you for an excellent class.
Deb

Debbie said...

Thanks for the nice giveaway ... your buttons are gorgeous!

moaromigboyles.com said...

I have been lurking and enjoying not only your photos, but also your videos.
Your work is amazing...I love that you have taken traditional stitches and created your style.

Just in case my e-mail is not visible here it is mrboyles at yahoo dot com

Megan Tea said...

Such lovely buttons! I would love to win some.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

Love those buttons!! I like pink and girly/feminine and vintage-y. I'd leave the rest up to you though since I also like surprises!

Beacee said...

Oh please, pretty please! Your buttons are lovely.

Bea said...

Lovely giveaway.
I enjoy reading your blog, and your works are truely an inspiration!
Beate

usagypsy said...

I'm so addicted to buttons! And these are just so gorgeous!

Alexandra Abarca said...

Hola: me encanta la variedad en botones, estos nunca antes los había visto, son toda una belleza esta creación.

Me parece que serían para usar como detalles muy especiales en nuestros quilt o manualidades.

Saludos,

Ale
Costa Rica
aleabarca612@gmail.com
100porcientotico.blogspot.com

azteclady said...

I am always amazed by the incredible generosity of crafters and artists. Thank you for giving us a chance--these are just amazing.

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Karen love your buttons so much, I would love to win some, and now back to my cross stitch for the class.
Anni

Dolores said...

I love your work and yes, I would love to win some of your buttons.

Candy said...

Just in awe of your work. If I win I'd like a design with pansies since they are my favorite. Crossing my fingers :-)

Lee said...

All of your buttons are wonderful! thanks for another nice giveaway of them!
butler83ataoldotcom

Carmen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I especially like the white-on-white buttons and the one with pink gingham. Great job!

suzimuniz said...

So beautiful. Than you so much for sharing!

Line said...

Would you ship them to France? If yes, I'd love to win them: you are so talented...
Thanks for the chance!
linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

peppercon connie said...

Sweetest buttons I've ever seen. They look edible! You're only giving away two, umm... it's too hard to choose, they are all good!

Singtatter said...

You have made them so beautifully!!! All so sweet!!!

Wish I am lucky enough to win!

Tsetsgee said...

Oh, just adorable. I really wanna it. Please give me!

Ofelia said...

Your buttons are really beautiful!!! I wish I win! :)
Thank you for the giveaway.

ofelialamejor(at)yahoo(dot)es

Karen Norris said...

Your work is painstakingly exquisite. I would be proud to own one, or two.

Nancy said...

Your work is just Gorgeous, so exquisite!! I would Love to win!!

Thanks for hosting this awesome give away of your work!!

Nancy

Sew Bee It Clothier said...

Your creations are things of absolute lovelyness! Each has their own personality and sweetness! I could never decide!
Alison

liberal sprinkles said...

gosh I'm trying my luck again!!

rickimoo said...

Your buttons are very beautiful. What an honor it would be to have some of them. You do very good work on them. Love to win.

❦Bayside Gal❦ said...

Absolutely fabulous buttons. Your work is exceptional. I would love to have a few. Thanks so much for your giveaway.

Hugs, Jean
baysidegals@verizon.net

luciebeebee said...

Hi Karen,

I would be honoured to be given sample of your gorgeous art work!

Lucie

dickletn said...

What pretty buttons, wish I could make as pretty as yours. If I have one I would crochet a ring around and use as a pin for a pretty dress or blouse.
Keep up the good work.

Roseanna said...

Your buttons are fabulous...I would love to have them. They would make beautiful brooches!

Cyndi said...

Wow your work is fantastic. It would be a great honor to own your work. Thank you.

Darlene said...

Absolutely stunning, please count me in. ddoersch@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

Beautiful little pieces of artwork - I'd be thrilled to have any of them.

(wrybbunz@gmail.com)

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Yes please! I love fabric covered buttons and yours are just gorgeous.

:) debyeo at hotmail dot com

FredaB said...

If students are allowed count me in.

Hugs

FredaB

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I would so love to win a couple of your buttons!!!

Edith Bieri said...

Great Buttons would love to win some of them.

crazyQstitcher said...

I've followed your white work for a while and love everything I've seen. I'm enjoying seeing the buttons by your pupils too and would love to own even one of yours.
Thanks for the chance.
Maureen

The Lavendar Tree said...

Your buttons are adorable - just lovely!

Ann

The Lavendar Tree
www.thelavendartree.blogspot.com
www.thelavendartree.etsy.com

Sandi said...

To have your work would be an honor. I have been watching your work for a while now. Anything you would make would truly be a prize.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Having one of your buttons would be an honour (and I would put it on my cloth to remind me of you!)

KAM said...

I would simply be over the moon if I had two of your buttons...with little flowers predominately in pale turquoise and dusty peach...mmm, that would be so lovely.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter the drawing.
Kristin

jojo said...

je suis admirative devant vos creations toutes aussi belles les unes que les autres bravo et a bientot

Dolores said...

Your work is so very beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win two of your gorgeous buttons.

rosemaryschild said...

These are so beautiful! Thanks for this giveaway! Susan spierssusan52@gmail.com