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« on: February 05, 2017 05:15:29 AM »

I made this for my partner gigglygirl in the I Love Valentine's Day Swap.  It was inspired from a few different pieces on her Pinterest; this canvas button art, this piece of antique key art, 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 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.  Smiley



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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017 07:51:25 AM »

what a beautiful use of your stash! I am totally pinning this.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017 07:54:41 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017 09:42:44 AM »

Wonderful!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017 01:52:53 PM »

I heart this project so much!
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2017 04:27:41 PM »

that is lovely!
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2017 06:15:07 AM »

This was my favorite part of the package you sent!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2017 07:01:00 AM »

It's lovely!
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017 12:19:51 PM »

Thank you friends!
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2017 02:39:34 PM »

This is great! I love the rustic feel of it.
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2017 04:58:26 AM »

This is really pretty
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« Reply #12 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.
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« Reply #13 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!
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« Reply #14 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
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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2017 08:46:24 AM »

You turn out such magnificent items, for someone who has arthritis in her hands!  Shocked
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« Reply #16 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!
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« Reply #17 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!
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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2017 11:27:45 AM »

This is lovely. I especially love the addition of the key.
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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2017 04:15:11 PM »

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« Reply #20 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.



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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!
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« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2017 10:13:06 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2017 07:01:18 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2017 07:37:51 AM »

This is too cute! Love it!
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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2017 11:07:59 AM »

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