Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today’s version of “Try it on Tuesday” is from our daughter, Kelli who is “try”ing to stay within her budget and came up with this cute idea. Kelli graduated from college last year and is busy getting her college loans paid off. Being asked to be in a wedding and then having to attend three bridal showers has been a bit taxing on her budget considering she needed to purchase a dress, give three shower presents, and a wedding present (she made a quilt). For one of the shower gifts, she made a candle mat(with the quilt leftovers) and gave a candle with it. For the latest shower she has been busy sewing buttons…lots of buttons. Isn’t this cute?
Right now, she is trying to decided if she should turn it into a pillow or if she wants to frame it. I’m just thinking adorable. I don’t think either option is wrong, just different options.
The project has provided a great way to use up some of the buttons I’ve been clipping from recycled shirts along with more buttons from my button box. To make the “H”, she took two layers of black Kona Cotton that were about 12″ x 15″. She drew a “H” on the fabric using one of her Sewline Fabric Pencils. Then she put both layers of fabric in a frame. She used this great snap together Lap Frame 17×17 that’s made of PVC pipe. If your frame is too small it won’t work. You need one big enough to fit the whole “H” in the middle of the frame. She used a double thickness of thread to sew the buttons on. I just think this is SO cute.
We are hunting for a old picture frame from our local thrift stores. A quick coat of paint and few minutes to frame the “H” and she’ll be ready for the wedding shower with very little money put into the project..yet a great creative gift.
I am secretly hoping I gushed and complimented her enough that I just might get my own wtih “K” instead.
If any of you would like to give this little project a try for our “Try it on Tuesday”, Sewline has provided fabric pencils for two of my readers to win.
These have yellow lead and would work great on a dark colored fabric like Kelli used in this project. Kelli and I have said how much we love Sewline’s products. If you would like a chance to win…Leave a comment here. I’ll pick two winners next week.
Stop back later today and I’ll pick the winner of last week’s book, Strip Smart Quilts.