Friday, 24 February 2017

Smalls SAL check-in - February

Today I´m joining Heather of Stitching Lotus for the Smalls SAL monthly check-in.  I embroidered a label for a jar of buttons.



The pattern is a free one from Isazabelle and can be found here.  I also tried out a new variegated thread in our shops by DMC called Coloris.



I have a box of buttons holding, not pretty bright quirky buttons like those that abound our needlework shops nowadays and are difficult to resist ..


... but a sad box of ordinary buttons which were saved, along with zips, before discarding clothing thirty odd years ago when my children were small and I did a lot of sewing. This button box has always sat in the dark depths of my wardrobe and as its contents have provided an untiringly faithful service over the years they are meritorious of a handsomer receptacle.




I added a few teeny weeny buttons to the finished pattern, edged it with a rather dull blue cording which I had on hand and backed the piece with interfacing and then glued it to the jar.



I like the result, definately an improvement and can see that I need more of these jars to sit in a row, twinkling in the sunlight on decorative shelves.....Does that mean I am going to have to buy some shelves to match buttons??


Thank you for visiting.
Sheryl

33 comments:

  1. beautiful finish, I love the springlike colors.

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  2. The jar looks fantastic Sheryl. Great job.

    Linda

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  3. Dear Sheryl, is a beautiful cup, buttons are colored, and cross stitch has to be colored!
    Hugs!

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  4. Lovely finish. I brought some coloris threads but I've not used them yet, you've given me a great idea. Your buttons look wonderful.

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  5. You have certainly made a simple jar into gorgeousness!
    I too love buttons displayed in jars.

    Have a most wonderful weekend~~

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  6. This is a great way to store and display your buttons! I love the thread colors and the tiny buttons on the stitching.

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  7. Quite the button collection! Really beautiful way to store and display I must say. Did you fussy cut the thread to get the solids where you wanted them or did you just use a solid floss for the bigger flowers? I'm never sure what to do with multi-colored threads. You've done a great job with them!

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  8. Hi Sheryl wow this is gorgeous,i love the colour,well done.

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  9. That's a great idea and it is looking so pretty!!:)

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  10. The pattern looks so beautiful. I really like it .
    Greetings Martina

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  11. What a gorgeous finish! Beautiful.

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  12. Wonderful idea. Lovely finish.
    Happy Weekend.

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  13. Beautiful Sheryl! I think this will look lovely on a shelf and I definitely think you need one or two more!! Christine x

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  14. What a pretty finish Sheryl. xx

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  15. It looks beautifull!!!
    Greetings 10eke

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  16. Love your pretty bouton label, Sheryl. It is perfect for your little glass jar. The embroidery thread is lovely, love the happy colours. I must say I adore the fabric in the background, so vivid and colourful with the most gorgeous pattern. The bright pink rose really captures the eye. I love rummaging through old button boxes overspilling with buttons; one never knows what little pretty one will find.

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  17. I do love all your work and this button stitch and finish looks wonderful .

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  18. Sweet jar for the pretty buttons!

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  19. Such a pretty and cute piece! You did a wonderful piece of work and the jar is perfect!

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  20. This is really nice! Beautiful job!

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  21. Beautiful work Sheryl, and stunning photos ..... I nearly didn't see the teeny tiny buttons ..... so cute! What fabric did you stitch on? Love the colours you used!
    Hugs,
    Barbara x

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  22. Seeing all of your old buttons in the box touched on sweet memories. I do love your new jar - and as always your finish is just amazing. Thank you for sharing

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  23. So many pretty buttons, Sheryl! And a lovely new button jar! You are always so creative--I truly enjoy visiting your blog :)

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  24. Now that made me smile! I am a button collector, so I love your button jar, and it's lovely adornment. Well done!

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  25. What a lovely design and a great way to display some of your collection. I do like the new Coloris threads although I haven't bought any yet.

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  26. Wow, perfect way to store and display your buttons!

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  27. Such beautiful stitching, Sheryl. And a great idea how to use it. You are right, this jar looks very decorative.

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