Saturday, 10 December 2011

Button Me Up...

The Button Lifes Memories (yes it is grammatically incorrect and yes I know that, traced straight from the pattern I was going to fix it and forgot until it was too late...too late as in not in my possession any longer...darn!) bag is finished...and is now in the care of Australia Post for the trip to its new home...hope it is liked there because I liked it a bit too much and wanted to keep it for me!...good thing there was no time to make something else or it wouldn't have made it into the mail box...(but it would have got that missing apostrophe!!)
Based on a pattern in an old Country Threads magazine (Vol 3 No 7 from 2003) by Ann Dimmer it took a whole lot longer to stitch that panel that I thought it would (and I left out a fair bit of the design as it was too busy for what I wanted)...I backstitched the words, flowers and bird houses and chain stitched the button tray...it was a bit of fun too playing in the button stash...finishing at a good size for a shopping tote of 14 1/2" x 16"...a finish for December for OPAM...


Happy stitching...

5 comments:

Fiona said...

Its just lovely... I would've wanted to keep it too!!
Hugz

Shay said...

What's an apostrophe between friends?

The lack of one teeny bit of punctuation doesn't detract one bit from it's gorgeousness!

Mistea said...

Gorgeous Tote sure hope it is only for important shopping - you know craft stuff!!

Have fun playing with those buttons I'm sure there are more projects waiting for a little button action.

Annette B said...

Love it and those buttons add such a nice touch.

Farm Girl said...

Your bag is beautiful Annette, a lovely way to use some button stash.