Monday, May 04, 2009

Buttons & Embroidery



In addition to crayons and floss, other embellishments can make a simple, hand-embroidered tea towel pretty. Buttons make a simple, yet effective touch to tea towel decor. Used as a teapot lid topper, or the center of flowers, old-fashioned shirt buttons take on new life as they are used to add interest to common things. This is a tea towel I stitched for a friend --- I hope they are enjoying it.

8 comments:

  1. It's darling and this pattern looks like one I've done...probably for your most excellent Hospitalitea Party.

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  2. I'm sure they are loving the tea towel, it's beautiful!
    Valerie

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  3. What a darling tea towel. I would like to make a tea towel, however I do not know where to start. Is there a certain fabric that you use and do you know where I may purchase it?
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  4. I lobe that button touch..I have also seen yo-yo's put on....you know when my brother died in November I was stitching by his bedside, I have not been able to pick it up since then....I know I will...maybe it is a mental block, or grief...memories or what..but I just NEED to do it...thank you for bringing this handwork back into my life when I started blogging...you are a inspiring lady.
    deby

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  5. So very cute!! This has such a vintage feel. Love it!!

    Hope your week got off to a good start, sweetie!!

    Love 'n hugs,
    Becky

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  6. The button adds a special touch to the pretty little towel!

    Katherine

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  7. What a wonderful gift! The button is the perfect touch to the teapot. ~Adrienne~

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  8. Verry, verry sweet xoxox Clarice

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