I love buttons, which is a bit strange as I've hardly ever used them in projects. I'm doing a bit of research into making my own (I love little painted ceramic ones) which has opened up a whole new world of the buttonmaking community. I always have a chuckle when I hear people talking about the "forgotten arts" - there is no such thing. There are so many devotees and artists for any craft you can think of, its a great thing the craft community is so alive worldwide.
Anyway, I found a few buttonmakers I like:
Handmade by Karen
Nikki Tervo Designs
Cute, aren't they?