Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Button Notebook

My sister made me a lovely book for Easter and we have since made some together on one of our craft days.

Firstly, I padded and covered a plain hardback notebook, sewing silk cross-stitching across the top and bottom.

then sewed lots of lovely buttons, beads and embellishments on the front cover.

and sewed some french knots and golden stitching to finish it off.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Happy 12th Birthday

My son's 12th Birthday card. I used a green spotted paper on the 1 and a contrasting brown spotted paper on the 2.
Once again I embellished with buttons, bows and heart cut-outs. I also added a few tiny glass mosaic tiles.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Baby Birdhouse Bunting

I've been using my scraps up again, this time on some tiny birdhouse bunting.
I drew a simple template for the base shape and an extra eaves template. It's a great way to use up small scraps of my favourite papers. They are tied to the hanging cord with embroidery silks.