Sunday, March 16, 2008

Take It Further, March...Embellishing

The main challenge in this piece is how to integrate all the different elements in it.
The collaged and buttonholed leaves did help...and I decided to keep most of the embellishment along the seams simple and consistent throughout the piece to mimic the "all-overness' of the buttonhole stitch. (The thread I used for the buttonholing is called "Isis" by Wonderfil).

I added a few other goodies in there, though!

Here is my progress as of this morning...

Blogger is being MOST recalcitrant about loading pictures (and has been for a couple of weeks) so this detail is all I can post for now.
Next I will have a go at developing the laces and also adding my little bugs and critters here and there...

8 comments :

Stephanie said...

Allie this is a stunner! Love how you applied those leaves. Is that spray the same as basting spray?

Possibilities, Etc. said...

It's the "little details" that make these things so interesting - besides the overall beauty. I love the little crocheted medallions you made into flowers by adding buttons!!

Jon and Wendy said...

I am so excited as I follow the work you do on this piece. So beautiful and you should be so proud of it.
Wendy

Judy S. said...

Hi Allie,

Love the lacey button flowers, especially the pink one. It will be fun to see what you do next!

Kathy said...

It's hard to come up with the perfect word to describe the beauty of your work.
It is the perfect display for spring and cheerfulness wheb the days are cold and dreary yet.

Debra Spincic said...

This is a great little piece-full of promise for a new spring! just love it!

atet said...

I really love those little details you're including here. The button flowers are perfect with the leaves and the central design. I'm also in love with the landscape block you created -- what fun!

Rengin Yazitas said...

Allie,
I loved the way you used buttons on the crocheted little motif...so nice, indeed.