Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Day is Young

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Buttons or Decorations 
that fit simply 
into hoops, frames, etc

The work is almost done....
Add  the painted decorations I design 
with scalloped edges of one style or another...
some with etched stars in the scalloped borders 
some with an extra lined etched circle
to a
small Hoop as all of these in the collage are...
Add a stitch like French Knots or running stitch.. or crosses if desired ...
Oh what about adding some small glass beads here & there..like snowflakes...
OR
writing words simple as Merry Christmas around the border....
Such fun....
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Now as you can see in this one collage Buttons are easily applied in the same manner
I love the 2 star deers facing each other & with a star or that little scalloped circle..


The star deers ..these are the 7cm size & with a star or a heart or a scalloped circle they do look amazing don't they..
Work into a heart..

 Lots of options ...
Like the pudding button
Perhaps this would be great with felt as the back ground, use a double layer of felt for strength..as buttons are heavier & would drag the decoration heart down & be floppy.
Look why not try the heart stitched on fabric add button & slot int a hoop or frame...
I have just had a thought as I was checking the post...
Use a felt heart... stitch onto fabric then pop into a frame or a hoop......


This collage was taken after I did a mixed  years of designs & collaged some of the results
The flat wider scalloped border from last year with the etched stars & twig angels sit on off white fabric in a hoop & on a frame
The santa is oh a few years ago now...& I found a couple in that box...
( that reminds me of the big trunk that sat in the hallway when I was little...full of sort of dress up stuff Nana Theodora had left...go to that box & find treasures to play with..my box ! )

Then the snowmen are in a fine frame which was again some years ago now...
then the tight scalloped edge which I like the best...what 2 years ago & I pulled back on the designs of last year ..they look best in the tighter scallop ...but I am critical as I stare at them a lot as I paint them !!!

But that said 
I love them all ....