Monday, October 8, 2012

Sewing room stitching - sort of finished

 Do you remember this wip?  Well I have finished all of the stitching:


The embroidery pattern has five buttons to transfer and stitch.  On my last post about this,  I  was thinking maybe it would work to embroider actual buttons on the project.  Thank you everyone for your positive comments about buttons on that post - I did stitch them on and I love the result!


For the pins in the pincushion, I am looking for beads that are the right size/colors (thank you Rachel for the great idea!) but until I find them, I put these actual sewing pins into the fabric.  I secured them on the back:


Here is a picture from the side so that you can see how 3-d this looks.  I love it!


To finish this, I would like to frame it. It will fit beautifully in an 8-1/2 x 11" frame with plenty of room for a creative matting/border. I may even use a shadow box frame like the Shhh...Baby's Sleeping picture shower gift I did - you can see that here .  Once I find the right beads for the pins and make a decision on the frame, I will post my results!




19 comments:

LUNA said...

Beautiful design and work, I really like this type of stitch. Thank you for visiting.

Makolina said...

Beautiful work!!!

Angela Lee said...

I'd leave the pins. I think they look great, and if it is framed, no one will stick themselves! The whole thing turned out fantastic.

big B said...

Thank you Luna :)
Kasia - Thank you!
Angela - Thank you! I think I will def. frame this one :)

Digna said...

Wow, so nice. Fantastic colours.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I really like this piece - and the addition of the buttons and pins are perfect for it! blessings, marlene

big B said...

Digna - :) Thanks!
Hi Marlene - Thank you!

Jen said...

That is fabulous! I love it!

Leelagovind said...

love your pretty design and work!

Ana Lopes said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love sewing motives and these are lovely! Thanks for sharing!
Happy week!

Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Pam Fields said...

So adorable and I love the actual buttons. It gives the project a different dimension with the mixed media. :)

Bits of Stitching! said...

Beautiful! The 3D effect is lovely. I also like what you did with the upper case letters.

Rachel said...

Love it!!! Can't wait to see it framed! :)

big B said...

Jen - Thank you!
Hi Leelagovind - Thank you :)
Ana - Thank you! I hope you have a happy week too!
Hi Pam - Thanks! I am really liking the buttons too
Thanks Monika! I love the chain stitch!
Thank you Rachel :)

Talking Trash & Wasting Time said...

this is amazing, WOW!

Brooke xx

Bobbypin Bandit said...

Kim! This looks absolutely fantastic! I think the buttons look awesome and the colors look great together!

big B said...

Hi Brooke - Thank you!
Kristen - Thank you! I am really happy about the colors - so bright :)

Hannah said...


Very honoured to see your blog, I benefited a lot here, and it brings me a great deal of enjoyment.

big B said...

Hi Hannah - Thank you! I am so happy :)