Years ago, my sis and I visited an upscale fabric shop in Austin and found a silk with hand-embroidered bullion roses. I fell in love with the fabric, but it was too rich for my budget so I grabbed a sample and have mimicked it several times. Here's a pillow I made as a gift.
Lately, I've been doing embroidery in smaller patches for covered buttons.
This sachet was made of a piece of ribbon embroidery I did ages ago and never put to use.
And here, I've used a hand-embroidered covered button to accent a pillow I whipped up from an old Battenburg lace tablecloth.
Does it look like a bird to you?
How about now?
I think it does, think I'll have to try doing one that more definitely is cuz I like thinking of a tropical many-colored bird on a button.
I'd like to hear what you have to say about embroidery--on a button, or a pillow, or a sachet. Is it something you'd use in your home or does it feel too old-fashioned? All comments appreciated, y'all.
I've linked this post to Timewashed's Blissful Whites Wednesday. Check it out here.