In addition to the Birthday Crown orders that are keeping me busy once again this week, I found a little bit of time to whip up yet another Owl Stitch Pillow. This is #3, with different wing stitching and a few more touches of color than the others had. I plan to make this pillow larger, I'm thinking 16x16, by adding a patchwork boarder similar to that on my most recent Sketch Stitch Tree Pillow. My owly design is almost finished with just one last step to complete -- the button eyes. Normally this would be something one of the kids would help me with, but honestly I have been using my studio time this week as a little place to retreat to for some much needed silence and reflection. Yes, it has been one of those weeks -- I won't go any further, I'm sure you understand! I figure they can read this post and choose from these optioned rather than dump every jar of buttons I have out to begin their search.
Option one -- wooden buttons with a scroll-y carved detail.
Option two -- metal buttons with a sunburst detail.
Option three -- wooden buttons with carved details and color.
Option four -- vintage buttons layered (plastic on the bottom, tin on the top).
Yes, the decision making process of choosing just the right button, regardless the project, is a slow one. A good, fun, slow one indeed!
I am leaning to Option three? But I'd love for you to let me know your opinions. Thanks (in advance) for the help!
And now, onto more sewing!