Hello there lovely Buttoneers! Did you catch my Create 30 blog challenge post a couple of weeks ago? Well, today I have number 1 to share with you and I am super excited to get this challenge going and the creative ball rolling!
I have spent the last week or so (when I haven’t been rounding up my Eliston Button A to Z of Craft) planning out and brainstorming the first few doses of handmade goodness to make and share in my blog challenge, so that I can kick start the creative juices into go go go! (That’s the plan anyway!)
As I was brainstorming my ideas and jotting them all down, I knew I really wanted to make some more embroidery hoop wall art pieces…
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this idea before and because I just loved making it, I remade one to kick start the challenge and (hopefully) kick start everything else! I had such lovely feedback from the Instagram post and it pushed me to dive in the deep end and just go for it!
Picasso said that inspiration has to find you working and he was not wrong, it certainly did.
Whilst taking time out to embroider and cut and snip and create this piece, my usually busy creative mind was able to slow down a bit, relax, step away from the computer screen and just explore my ideas and possibilities. Taking time to make this piece gave me new found inspiration and pushed me to relax a bit more, which in turn gave me the calm I needed to process my ideas and have a less busy thought process for future makes. Perfect!
So without further ado…Here is Create 30 – No.1 – Hot Air Balloon Embroidery Hoop…
Up, up and away!
This embroidery hoop wall art features a large felt hot air balloon lovingly hand cut and sewn on to a sky blue felt background. Each coloured layer of the balloon is hand sewn with colour coordinating embroidery thread to create a subtle but gorgeous texture around the edges.
A little pink rose flower has carefully been created from felt and added along with two little embroidered deep green leaves to the top right of the balloon for decoration.
The balloons basket is woven with thin strips of coraly-peach coloured felt and sewn around the edges to secure into place. Embroidery thread sewn split stitch creates the tactile ropes holding the basket to the balloon in a rich burgundy coloured thread that adds a three dimensional appearance to the piece.
The balloon tranquilly floats through the white button clouds…
The buttons are sewn into place to add dimension and the crisp white round buttony goodness adds fun elements to the hoop wall art.
This Hot Air Balloon Embroidery Hoop Felt Wall Art is approx 16cm in diameter and is beautifully and carefully finished at the back with a felt covering to ensure the embroidery stays in a taught position to refrain from sagging etc. It protects the back of the hoops delicate stitches whilst hiding the knots and hanging threads to ensure they can’t be snagged or accidentally loosened over time.
An Eliston Button logo is stitched to the back to complete the hoop and to show its originality, that you are buying a piece of original art from me that is handmade…
…therefore no two pieces will ever be exactly the same.
Perfect for home decor, a child’s bedroom or even a nursery, this embroidered felt hot air balloon hoop wall art is sure to add colour and a fun decoration to your home.
With a touch of imagination you could imagine you are floating among the button clouds and the bluest sky…
…sun warm on your face looking out to the horizon with the world below your feet. Perfection!
So there you go! 1 down, 29 to go! Blimey that seems like a lot! Eeek!
As I mentioned in my Create 30 – Let’s Do This! Blog post, I will be listing each Create 30 make into my shop for purchase as I go along. You can now find this hot air balloon embroidery hoop art in the Eliston Button Etsy Shop amongst the handmade goodness – I would love for you to grab a cup of tea and explore!
What do you think? Can you imagine yourself floating amongst the button clouds? Have you ever been in a hot air balloon? Where in the world would you love to fly over? Where would you hang this embroidery hoop in your home? I would love to hear all about it!
Until next time, meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!