Monday, 27 February 2012

Button-ey love


 
A little while ago I posted about a set of square nesting frames I got for Christmas that are in need of filling.  I thought this would be the perfect chance to use up some of my lovingly hoarded buttons.


I laid them all out in the frame, the easy part.  But then the transferring them to fabric was a little bit tricky.  I didn't want to freehand it because that was just a headline for disaster so I outlined a square to keep the heart in and then laid out the outline of the buttons and ever so very carefully stitched them on, trying not to shift their arrangement.  Then I filled in the inside.  There was a bit of reshuffling because it wasn't quite the same but I'm relatively happy with the (slightly wonky) results.  To frame it I just trimmed it and folded the linen over the glass of the frame and the back of the frame was enough to hold it in place.  Lovely! I like easy solutions!  Two more frames to fill and two prints to buy frames for and then they can go up on the wall!




Linking in with Make : Grow : Thrift this week for something different!  Head over to The Haby Goddess for more home/hand-made/grown loveliness!


7 comments:

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I love it, it looks so pretty! Great job :-)

Wendy Sice said...

That is just a beautiful idea! They look so pretty! xx

ARTwendy ... said...

Hey well done ... Had a friend make something similar at my craft group last week ... she stuck with the heart shape & 3 different coloured buttons on the front of a little girls t shirt ... sweet! Thanks for sharing ... Cheers

2paw said...

It looks lovely, but you are right, it is tricky!! I have used a photo as a reference so I knew where things should go. It will be very exciting when they are on the wall!!

Sally said...

♥ it!!!

Jodie @ The Haby Goddess said...

Thank you for playing along last week. Your frames look so lovely.

Julie said...

Beautiful, I am going to try a similar thing!