Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Button Decisions : :

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.
owly eyes -- wooden buttons
Option two -- metal buttons with a sunburst detail.
owly eyes -- metal buttons
Option three -- wooden buttons with carved details and color.
owly eyes -- wooden buttons + color
Option four -- vintage buttons layered (plastic on the bottom, tin on the top).
owly eyes -- vintage buttons
Yes, the decision making process of choosing just the right button, regardless the project, is a slow one. A good, fun, slow one indeed!
Sketch Stitch Owl Pillow #3
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!


  1. I think I like option 3 as well! Very cute! :)

  2. They are all very cool but I love #4...looks kind of retro mid century-ish in a way. But go with your gut feeling...I'm sure whatever you choose will look great.

    ps...I totally understand using your creative/sewing space as a quiet getaway at times...we all have those weeks!! ;-)

  3. I actually like the design in #1 - sorry, this may not be easy for you. :)

    Marilyn (visiting from EBT)

  4. I agree... #3


  5. Hmmm, I'm actually going to go with #2! I don't really like #3 but it looks like I'm the odd man out today! :)

  6. Definitely three, no questions!

  7. 3 or 4. Hard call! I think either will look just great :)

  8. i think they all look great, but i really love #3 :)

  9. #3 is my first choice then #2..cute!

  10. i love the idea of layering them but hey, go with what ya like! :) These sketch stitch pillows you're doing are very cool btw!

  11. Oohh. I think any would work, but I LOVE #1. The scrolls make the eyeballs look so fun!!

  12. OH, fiddle I like them all but number ONE IS AWESOME. So is three.


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