Remember this button heart? I was just playing really but liked the end result so much that I decided to stitch the buttons on some fabric. Lululiz graciously offered to send me a piece of home woven cloth that is over one hundred years old to make my heart extra special. Imagine that? She's so sweet to me.
Anyway I finally put it together in the weekend and hand stitched every little button on. I quite like it with my LOVE sign. I quite like it generally really.
I have a wonderful, but little, collection of older buttons from my mother and Gran, and some sent from dear blogging friends Floss and Michela. You just don't get the same result with new plastic ones.
It was most enjoyable sorting out just where each button should be placed. I must find out from my mother what the buttons were from. I'm sure she'll know. I do know that the pink flower one has always been her favourite. It's our favourite one as well.
Lacing the fabric is always a bit of a challenge, but a more pleasurable one when using such special fabric.
I love the card Liz made for me. I would have loved to have used the lace flower she made too, but I think it may have to wait for another project.
I'm very pleased with my new heart. I can't wait to add it to my heart collection one day. One day when I actually have a bedroom. It's in a state of renovation these days. A right royal state actually.
I'm busting to show you my newest project but I'll not overload you with photos. Perhaps next time. We have another birthday this week. No.1 is turning 11 on Thursday so I guess I should start thinking about her. No party this year, but a family meal instead. Should be quite lovely. Right must go and take her to her clarinet lesson. Bye for now!