I have just completed a swap with Button Floozies. The challenge was to create any kind of handmade Needlebook you like as long as it included at least 5 buttons in its design. I will give you a second to count the buttons on this cos I know you will!! Yep there are 5 all present and correct.
I decided to use Sunbonnet Sue picking her flowers for the front cover. The only machine stitching I did was to attach the ric rac braid. Everything else has been done by hand. I much prefer to do applique by hand even though you get a more finished look using a sewing machine. I like the rustic look! I made a little pin cushion from a bottle top to go with it. The buttons are made from shrink plastic and coloured with promarkers (before shrinking). There is also a wally heart button hiding inside the cover but no use looking as you won't see it.
As I have used bits of felt up (for the pin cushion), a bottle top and odds of shrink plastic I am entering this into Pixies Crafty Snippets #16.
Also entering in to the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: Embroidery.
For Fun Challenges: Anything goes.
All Sorts: Buttons & threads.