Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ornament Progress

A quick post today. I've made some progress toward ornamentifying this afternoon. Today I sewed on the teeniest buttons. I found these unexpectedly at Hobby Lobby last Saturday and was thrilled to discover they fit this project! This has been languishing in my finished bin wanting buttons. I stitched this last year but did it over one, not thinking it needed buttons and even the smallest I had were way too big. I could have used beads but I really, really wanted buttons. I'm so glad I waited!


After I sewed on the buttons and chose a backing fabric (green & tan gingham) I ironed lightweight interfacing on both pieces. Maybe tomorrow I will have time to sew it together.

For those that have asked, this is Plum Berry Sampler from Bent Creek. Yes, if you open that link you will see mine looks very little like the original. I modified the colors and gave the birdie a top-knot to make this into a Christmas design.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

32 comments:

Christie said...

Love your changes. ~~ Christie

Sharon said...

So pretty!!! )BTW, "ornamentation" is my new favorite word!!!) LOL

Patty C. said...

Im liking it
isnt it fun stitching larger patterns over one to create ornaments.

staci said...

Adorable! It's amazing the things you can find when you wonder HL's aisles, lol!!! Usually it's things I don't need!!!

Chris said...

It looks great! I am so glad that you found the buttons.

katica said...

I love it! I love how tiny it is, and I definitely love your changes to the birdie!

Mouse said...

oooo tiny weeny buttons they are ... lovely choice and I can see why you wanted them .. perfect finish and can't wait to see it all put together :) love mouse xxxx

Jackie said...

The buttons you found are just *perfect*!

Mary said...

Sooo cute!!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh! I love it! And over one too -- the buttons are perfect! Love the backing fabric too.

geeky Heather said...

I love your version! The buttons are great.

Pumpkin said...

I love this pattern and have stitched it myself. Of course you're way ahead of me and finishing yours ;o)

Becky K in OK said...

Love your changes and yes, the buttons make it pop.

Kaisievic said...

Very nice indeed!

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Myra said...

I love the changes you made in this and love the tiny little buttons too. I enjoyed your last two very informative posts as well. I am like you - I can't get the "right" and "wrong" way of floss. This is supposed to be fun, right?

Kate said...

That is such a gorgeous finish - the buttons are perfect.

CindyMae said...

It is gorgeous and those buttons are simply perfect for it. Can not wait to see it ornimentfied!

Lesleyanne said...

It looks lovely. Glad you managed to find some suitable buttons.

Ali said...

It is a lovely pattern - think I like your version better. Can I ask have you backed the ginhgam with something??

Sarah said...

Very pretty! Love the changes that you made, they definitely give it a Christmasy feel! Looking forward to seeing the finish

Cleejoow said...

Stunning, the buttons really do the trick! can't wait to see the finished ornie :)

Christine said...

Well done one finding the teeny weeny buttons, it looks gorgeous

Bekca said...

I'm very much looking forward to seeing this project all finished up. Love the tiny buttons!

cucki said...

so sweet..love it xxx

Sue said...

There are some things just working for, aren't there? Your ornie is absolutely beautiful.

Julie said...

Great find, its hard sometimes to find just the right item and then when you are not looking there it is!

Carol said...

It's such a great feeling to find just the perfect buttons, trim, or ribbon to finish off an ornament, isn't it? Adorable finish, Sharon!

Sally said...

That looks lovely Sharon. Love the changes you made.

Thank you for the fabby tutorial. Love the way it turned out so hoping to have a go myself one day.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

The buttons were definitely worth the wait. I love it!

Joysze said...

Awwww, how CUTE are those buttons???! :D

Doris said...

lovely stitching. i really like the colors.

Kerri said...

Sorry I didn't get to this post before I left my last comment. DUH! Being the amazing person you are, I should have known you would have posted it already.

Thanks for a wonderful ornmament! I am off to order this and drop some cash at Hobby Lobby.