Thursday, January 30, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Vintage Button Heart

Vintage Button Heart via homework | carolynshomework.com

I had this idea to use up some of my vintage buttons and create a little heart on an embroidery hoop. I naively thought that I had come up with some sort of original idea to create a little heart. Ha – I checked Pinterest and I discovered there are entire boards dedicated to button hearts on embroidery hoops. There are even hearts using red thread which again I thought would be original. Oh well, I decided to go ahead and create the little project that I had visualized even if it’s been done many, many times.



Vintage Button Heart via homework | carolynshomework.comTo make a vintage button heart, all you’ll need is a good pile of buttons, thread, and embroidery hoop and fabric. The fabric on my embroidery hoop is wool flannel.

Vintage Button Heart via homework | carolynshomework.comStart by tracing or drawing your heart on the fabric. When you sew on the buttons, make sure to cover your lines. I stitched the buttons around the outline first and then started filling in the heart.

Vintage Button Heart via homework | carolynshomework.comI opted to pile on my buttons but you can lay them out flat also.

Vintage Button Heart via homework | carolynshomework.comI thought this project would take longer but was surprised at how quickly it came together.

Vintage Button Heart via homework | carolynshomework.comLove, love, love vintage buttons!

Vintage Button Heart via homework | carolynshomework.com

Thanks for visiting my little corner of the creative world.

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17 comments:

  1. What a pretty project Carolyn! Love it!

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  2. This is "sew" cute my friend. I hope you will be sharing it at the hop today Hugs!

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    1. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop. Big Hugs ♥

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  3. this is really cute! Great use of your buttons

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  4. PRECIOSO CORAZON!!
    ME ENCANTA CON BOTONES DE NACAR.
    DIVINO.
    SALUDITOS

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  5. Really great idea and it looks charming :)

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  6. Yours came out sooo cute! And your photography is lovely :) I'm pinning this to my "Craftyness" board! Stopping by from the Inspiration Gallery party at DD&D!

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    1. Thank you so much for the pin Brynne! So sweet of you.

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  7. Thanks for linking up with us at Buttons Galore & More.

    Beautiful!

    Allie
    Buttons Galore & More

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  8. Hi Carolyn, Thanks for linking up to Design {it} Friday! ps. I featured your sweet button heart in my favorites today!

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  9. visiting you from funky junk. This is gorgeous. I love buttons and this is done so well. Thanks

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  10. This is so beautiful, Carolyn. I love vintage buttons as well ~ I have an old cookie tin filled with buttons that were my Grandmother's and my Mother's ~ I was just looking at them a few weeks ago. :) I wanted to thank you for sharing this at last week's Project Inspire{d} and let you know that this is one of my features for the upcoming party. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

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  11. This is so simply beautiful! And I know what you mean about coming up with a great, "original" idea only to find a bunch of them on Pinterest! Grrrr!

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