Saturday, 22 May 2010

Cute as a Red Button!


My latest applique project was inspired by Daughter No.3's cute picture.  She drew a picture a couple of months back of the sweetest little girl (see next photo).  I was wanting to preserve the picture as I just love it.  Stitching it means she will have it for much longer.  And it keeps me busy as well.  I'm not good when I don't have a project to get on with. 

Here is her drawing but I've shown you it before if it looks familiar.  I want the two bigger girls to draw something as well so they can have a wall hanging and not feel left out.  Goodness doing four of everything is rather trying sometimes, luckily I just love making these.  Could be good little pressies too perhaps.

I started by cutting a polka dot dress out of scraps.  The sleeves are puffed with a little stuffing.  So cute!  I really enjoyed doing the embroidery drawing of her. 

I tried to get her hair to look just like her picture, but it was a little tricky.  Messy hair day for her I think.

And I found a signature of hers on another drawing and copied it.  Another tea towel background!  It's the off cut from the applique tree.  I do like to use up all my scraps.  I do love to buy new tea towels too!!  Any excuse for another new one.

The buttons were a bit of a colour boost.  I've used five different ones.  Five because that's how old she is now.  And of course uneven numbers look better, I've heard.

Now I've had rather a lovely week at the post box.  I will have to show you all our new goodies next time when I have some photos of them.  It's so lovely to receive such nice gifts in the mail.  I really must organise a few to go out too.  Hope you lovelies are having a wonderful weekend.  May the sun shine down on you.

26 comments:

sallgood said...

Adorable! I especially love those puffy sleeves! And the buttons too!!

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Hello, I've been following for a while, sort of lurking. I love the tea towel idea - could you say how you copy the picture on to the tea towel please? as I would love to try this. thankyou. Betty

Justine said...

Helen that is so cute and given me a great idea! My little boy drew the most brilliant picture of a mouse character that I could do the same thing with! Justine xx

Cat B said...

What a great idea!
I must remember this one for when my kiddies are older and drawing more than a few scribbles on paper xx

Serenata said...

You are such a wonderful Mummy! What a great way to treasure a drawing, so clever. I think it is just perfect.

Justine said...

Sarah, I've made a 'boob' I'm so sorry I called you by the wrong name. How very rude! I'd just been reading someone else's blog and got all confuddled, my excuse was it was only 6am and I hadn't yet woke up! Please accept my sincerest apologies and I will def. let you see the stitched mouse when its completed. Added to the 'To Do'list today! Justine xx

Lululiz said...

Absolutely adorable, both the drawing and your fabric copy of it.

Maria said...

Sarah that is absolutly lovely what a great memory to have. Holly at chezbeeperbaby makes softies from childrens drawings, such a brill idea..

VintageVicki said...

As a stand alone picture that is gorgeous - makes it even more special that your little one drew the original. Fabulous idea :)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

That is just darling, I love the puff sleeves! I still have a wall hanging that my mum screen printed for me of a picture of a cat I drew when I was 5. I'm sure your daughters will treasure their wall hangings :-)

Claire Gale said...

that is such a great idea sarah, i love it......may have to try that one down the track when maggie is older! and i love your new header picture too.

LissyLou said...

that is lovely..great idea xx

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE this. What a wonderful idea ... and how proud and important your girls must feel that their mom would preserve something they've drawn with such care!

TheMadHouse said...

I did similar, but my stitching is not up to your standard a while back
http://themadhouse-themadhouse.blogspot.com/2009/10/picture-perfect-meme.html

I love them very much

magpie chic said...

These are gorgeous! Wish I'd thought to do the same when my kids were little!
Jacqui

Off The Peg said...

Super cute and a great idea to preserve treasured artworks.

running thread said...

I love this idea ... what a wonderful way to preserve the artwork of your childen. Great stuff!

makeitgiveit said...

WOW! So cute. I will totally copy this idea when my boys decide to draw some things...Love, Love, Love.

makeitgiveit said...

WOW! So cute. I will totally copy this idea when my boys decide to draw some things...Love, Love, Love.

makeitgiveit said...

WOW! So cute. I will totally copy this idea when my boys decide to draw some things...Love, Love, Love.

Bietje said...

What a nice idea to preserve children's drawings!

Itch2stitch.com said...

What a brilliant idea, and it looks s effective too, really lovely! suzie xxxx

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Very, very sweet indeed. Your blog is so lovely. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Little Kiwi Chick said...

Hi! I found your blog on Kiwi Mummy Blogs and I am so inspired by your creativity! This little applique picture is so cute, and I really like the heart you made out of buttons a few posts ago :o) Jennifer

sweet emmelie said...

That is so cute and such a treasure. I am looking forward to do that with my girls drawings. Emma has done some really cute ones lately.

makeitgiveit said...

Hey I just linked in to this post as I have copied this concept and you were the inspiration! Thanks :o)