Today I would like to share a picture of my first Button hole stitched book. Originally I started by following the instructions given in Keith Smith’s book…but then I modified them to create this;
I am quite please with the result for a first go, but as always my perfectionist nature always wants to unsew it all and redo it now I’ve learnt a bit more. I will resist that temptation and let it be. Sometimes it is better to leave things as they are and just accept that in time skills change and improve.
The cover is made from White hammered card
Pearlescent blue card embossed with Cuttlebug’s Birds and Swirls Embossing folder, which I then sanded on the edges to bring back the white card underneath.
The embossed card is mounted on to navy card and then onto the cover, just to add a bit of depth.
Linnen thread was colored using Ranger Adirondack dye ink, in Stonewashed.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon