Friends of ours had their first baby girl last week! I wanted to give her something handmade and create something especially for her - since I know her mama's crafty and would appreciate it. (You know what I mean? Some people just don't get handmade.) I knew that I wanted to incorporate buttons - because you know I love my button collection. I had a teensy little blank canvas laying around, too, about 4" x 6".
Here's what I came up with:
A little monogram art! An L for the baby's name, Lara (cute name, eh?). I left the canvas white because I really wanted the buttons to pop. I grabbed a handful of my most colourful buttons, some with thread, some without, and started creating. I played around with the layout until I came up with the size and colour placement of the buttons that I wanted. I threw a few larger buttons into the mix, too, just to break up the pattern a little bit.
Once I had decided on how I wanted the buttons to lay, I heated up my trusty glue gun and got glueing. For a quick project - about 20 minutes, start to finish - I think it turned out pretty cute! I love the way that the canvas looks with the bib that I ordered from Etsy:
I hope her mama likes the little present!
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I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
and delivered me from all my fears.