Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Button Fairy

I made this button fairy for a trade on FAT (Fiber Art Traders).  I haven't participated in one of their trades for quite awhile.  This one sounded like fun.   Today I made her wings using my Janome 11000 and a butterfly wing design.  The thread is Holoshimmer by Sulky.  It can be difficult to do machine embroidery using metallic threads.  I didn't have any trouble because I sat and pretended to be a thread guide for the entire time.  It really helps to have a great distance between the machine thread guides and the spool.  It helps to keep the kinks (I guess that what they are called) from reaching the needle. 

Her face is cut from an Old Maid card and the buttons and bead are from my stash.  A fun little project for this afternoon. 


quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

She is adorable:) Such lovely wings. The recipient is very lucky. Happy Winter Days.

PeggyR said...

She is so cute! I'm in this swap also!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Cute! I sure wish I would have learned to sew oh so many years ago. I worked a bit on my crazy quilt square tonite. I know I am making the strips much bigger than they should be. I have this thing about doing projects that don't take a lot of time. Hand sewing definitely takes time and I certainly wouldn't get high marks on my technique. Ha! Best wishes to you, Tammy

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

This one is so cute!


I love it and now it's mine!