It has been ages since I attempted any crafts and so with a quiet weekend and my car keys having a rest, out came the sewing basket and a few bits and pieces. A little creativity to focus my mind after looking at map after map of my Grandad's research. Buttons, fabric, cotton and an embroidery hook... what could I make while the Sunday roast was in the oven and filling the house with gorgeous smells?
I have seen lots of different creations just lately using embroidery hoops, lots of different ways to display art and create such tactile happiness. I loved the buttons I had recently bought with lots of different patterns and different cream and pastel shades and knew exactly what I wanted to create.
With Valentines Day coming up and the fact that I love hearts (I have them everywhere!), I soon had the outline in place. Valentines Day is not usually celebrated in our home, instead we have a certain Mr Teen's birthday and that quite rightly is forefront on our minds each year, but there is nothing wrong with having another heart to adorn our walls.
I can't tell you how happy this little project was making me feel. So quick and easy, and so pretty. I just had to have the touches of signature pink in there didn't I?!
I loved my hotch potch of different buttons. Flat, domed, raised, convex, concave, cream, white, pink, beige - a happy mix.
About an hour later the heart was filled with all of these gorgeous buttons. The heart was fit to burst
and I had to stop - too much??
So, here we are - my first project for the year! A nice simple one to fit in between writing and Sunday roast. An hour very happily spent!
I hope you are enjoying your January and getting ready for your little Valentines preparations.
Have a wonderful week.