Monday, June 10, 2013

Cute as a button...!

Hello Monday! Do not adjust your screens - yes a cute flowery owl!  The new challenge theme over at Simon Says Stamp & Show is all about buttons and for some unknown reason Wendy Vecchi's Blossom Bucket flowers and a sewing bug got partnered up in my craft room.
I had some unbleached calico 'in stock' and decided it would be fun to create my own custom stamped fabric. I grabbed a selection of delightfully girly ink pads and set about stamping my fabric.
I don't usually do much with purple but it was a nice contrast with the blue with a touch of Spiced Marmalade dots! Once all stamped, I drew my own owl pattern onto paper, cut it out and got stitching! Then I spent a while playing around with the eyes, decided how 'owly' to make them! Don't you love the flowery stare?
I thought a little belly was a nice contrast so I stamped a little extra fabric in a different design, added some zig-zagging and ironed it to the front piece using Bond-a Web.
Will I ever create a project and not add a word? It seems not, but this twit-twoo is seemd just perfect! I'm not quite sure if this chubby fellow will fly far... but then again, he feels quite at home perching on my kitchen shelf at the moment!
Girly, cute and lots of inky fun indeed... and why not? That was my tongue in cheek take on this weeks button theme. What will yours be??? Take a look at how the rest of the Design Team played around with the challenge here!
We are on the hunt for our top three artists and there is this very generous $50 voucher to be won too. Do join in and share your buttons and creativity with us.

Right, I must twit-twoo away myself... I've got a very busy baby that needs to vent at playgroup!  Thanks so much  for dropping by. Enjoy your week!


May said...

this has got to be one of my all time faves that you have done. LOVE IT!!

Helen said...

This is just so cute!!

Redanne said...

Hi Sarah, this just made me smile and is absolutely gorgeous, your stamping onto fabric is brilliant. I may even get my sewing machine out and make something for my Granddaughter now..... Hugs, Anne x

Hettie said...

This is GORGEOUS Sarah! Love Love Love this cute Owl and I bet I know a little girl not too far from you who will love it too! This is such a happy owl.
What a hoot!

Candy C said...

Sarah...this is so cute! I am sure Ruby will steal this as one of her "babies". :) Such a cute idea and I love the custom fabric you've created with the stamps. Love your owl and his cute Wendy eyes! What a cute and original project! <3 Candy

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What an adorable owl, Sarah! I love the colors and Wendy's buttons make the perfect eyes!

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Janny Jager said...

Great and lovely owl Sarah.
Greetings Janny

Words and Pictures said...

Tee, hee - he is adorable!
Alison x

Twiglet said...

Brilliant - I love the fabric you have created! x Jo

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

So adorable Sarah, love the stamped calico and the touch if text is perfect. Love his eyes too. If Ruby was a little older jam sure she would claim this one lol. Tracy x

Lori said...

Wow, such a cute project Sarah! Love the buttons for the eyes, they're perfect!

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant! Love the sweet owl and his adorable colors and pattern!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Seriously Sarah...I am sure a toy company will be calling you to be their new designer! This is MARVELOUS!!! Ruby is one lucky tot to have such a talented mama!!!! Fabulous eyes too!

Sandra said...

Sarah, this is really precious! So nice to make you own fabric with stamps and ink! Hugs, Sandra

Juls said...

Really fun project!!! Hugs Juls xxx