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OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS => Valentine's Day => Topic started by: Mistress Jennie on February 05, 2017 05:15:29 AM



Title: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 05, 2017 05:15:29 AM
I made this for my partner gigglygirl in the I Love Valentine's Day Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451482.0).  It was inspired from a few different pieces on her Pinterest; this canvas button art (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505458758150479141/), this piece of antique key art (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/505458758159599270/), and several shabby chic bits and bobs that she had pinned.  Aside from the frame, everything came from my stash!  The fabric is linen embroidered with rose vines that I had leftover from a quilt, the plum & pink buttons were leftover from creating a button wreath (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=437309.0) for my front door a few years ago, and the key came from AugustBell, as a swap extra.  The frame is 10"x10", and there are approximately 90 buttons in the piece!  Even sewing them on with a few strands of embroidery thread, it still took several days to get all the buttons on there.  I'm pretty thrilled with how it turned out.  :)



And a head-on shot that my partner took...


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 05, 2017 07:25:44 AM
It's very pretty. I was wondering about the background fabric, what a perfect choice to show off your compilation. The diamond shaped button at the bottom corner is a great touch too, all around beautiful piece.


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: curiousfae on February 05, 2017 07:51:25 AM
what a beautiful use of your stash! I am totally pinning this.


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 05, 2017 07:54:41 AM
Thanks guys!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: blupaisan on February 05, 2017 09:42:44 AM
Wonderful!!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: pottermouth on February 05, 2017 01:52:53 PM
I heart this project so much!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: wryly on February 05, 2017 04:27:41 PM
that is lovely!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: lindyv321 on February 06, 2017 06:15:07 AM
This was my favorite part of the package you sent!!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: rackycoo on February 06, 2017 07:01:00 AM
It's lovely!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 06, 2017 12:19:51 PM
Thank you friends!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: kittykill on February 06, 2017 02:39:34 PM
This is great! I love the rustic feel of it.


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: MissingWillow on February 07, 2017 04:58:26 AM
This is really pretty


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: gozer on February 07, 2017 05:25:15 AM
 That's beautiful. I can't believe there are 90 buttons on it! Wowza, that's a lot of sewing. Turned out stunning.


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 07, 2017 07:12:50 AM
That's beautiful. I can't believe there are 90 buttons on it! Wowza, that's a lot of sewing. Turned out stunning.

Seriously.  I have mild arthritis in my fingers, and they *really* felt it by the time I was done.  I broke down the task over several days, but still it was hard on the hands!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on February 07, 2017 07:34:00 AM
Ah! This is so pretty and well put together. I love the key in the middle - the antique look and just the fact that you put a key there. I feel like this would be a great project for a "first home" key shadow box too just based on that... Great work! Thanks for sharing <3


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on February 07, 2017 08:46:24 AM
You turn out such magnificent items, for someone who has arthritis in her hands!  :o


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on February 07, 2017 09:33:56 AM
Wow, just goes to show the hidden effort that is in these hand made projects. It's great to be on a site like this exchanging ideas and creations with others who appreciate what goes into them. There's nothing like gifting a carefully crafted item to someone who just doesn't "get it". I am so happy to be here with all you talented kind hearted generous people!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 07, 2017 10:31:30 AM
It's great to be on a site like this exchanging ideas and creations with others who appreciate what goes into them....  I am so happy to be here with all you talented kind hearted generous people!

I SOOO agree craftylittlemonkey!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: meleriffic on February 07, 2017 11:27:45 AM
This is lovely. I especially love the addition of the key.


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: oespiritodasartes on February 07, 2017 04:15:11 PM
Beautiful work!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: gigglygirl on February 08, 2017 03:56:57 PM
This was such an amazing gift! Thank you Mistress Jennie. I have this set on the middle of my mantle. After Valentines Day, It will be hung in my bedroom.

I do love it! The key in the middle was a brilliant burst of creativity.





Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 08, 2017 04:38:18 PM
This was such an amazing gift! Thank you Mistress Jennie. I have this set on the middle of my mantle. After Valentines Day, It will be hung in my bedroom.

I do love it! The key in the middle was a brilliant burst of creativity.

I'm SO glad that you like it my darling Valentine!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: TheMistressT on February 12, 2017 10:13:06 AM
This is perfection!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: rackycoo on February 13, 2017 07:01:18 AM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project (https://www.craftster.org/blog/february-10-2017-featured-projects/)! :)


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 13, 2017 09:39:06 AM
Thanks racky!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: bunny1kenobi on February 14, 2017 07:37:51 AM
This is too cute! Love it!


Title: Re: Valentine's Button Art
Post by: sweets4ever on February 16, 2017 11:07:59 AM
This is so fabulous!