“I bought this button…”
I think this is how I should start ’27 Before 27′ every week. (You can read about my ’27 Before 27′ blog challenge here)
On a Friday, when my Fiancé gets home from work, we walk into town for a coffee and chat about our day. I love this tradition because, yes we have coffee at home, no there isn’t really anything we need to buy in town, but we walk and talk and drink coffee and it is bliss. We switch off and are just us two.
On the way in to town we pass our local fabric shop, hidden away down a side street and filled with fabulous fabrics and beautiful buttons. I cannot simply just walk past this shop. I cannot simply blinker myself and try not to think about it. So, last Friday after I had posted my ’27 Before 27′ brooch, a little way into thinking “How am I going to think of 26 more felt brooch ideas?” We walked past the fabric shop and I was drawn in. (nothing unusual) The week before I had found some beautiful vintage style pearl and gold buttons that had inspired my ‘Daisy Daisy’ brooch last week (See this here) so I didn’t expect that any buttons had escaped my radar. Until, I spotted this beauty. I was giddy with excitement.
I loved its white and dark grey pattern; its texture was as though it had been hand carved from rock by an Aztec warrior!
(my imagination has a tendency to run wild from time to time) I knew I had to buy it…and maybe the slate coloured felt that lay so temptingly on the shelf above…and maybe the bag of beautifully coloured embroidery threads next to the counter where they measure out the material…okay, okay, I didn’t ever say I had self-control.
So that evening I started playing around with shapes and stitches and embroidery.
Until later on in the week, after a lot of swapping, changing and re-doing, these double petals came about.
Then the felt embroidered brooch started to come together. I felt like I was most indecisive about this brooch. Maybe because I loved the colours together, the pale slate and the seafoam as if they were always meant to be together. Maybe because they contrasted so well with my creamy white etched button that it was almost too good to be true. Maybe I am just a super perfectionist and just will not rest until its ‘just right’. Now I just feel like Goldilocks…
In the end it came together and I am so pleased with its outcome…so much so I almost want to keep it for myself!
Another one bites the dust! 2 down – 25 to go! I am still so excited to see how this pans out.
What do you think of the second brooch – ‘Slate and Seafoam’? Have you seen any interesting buttons lately to help inspire this challenge?
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