A Present for Kirra

Dec 29, 2008

My dear friend Kirra (that I have talked about before) is a home-maker extraordinaire. I love the way she has made a little Chicago apartment feel spacious, stylish, and comfortable. I know she appreciates handmade things, so I wanted to make something special for her. But, I also wanted to make her something that she would really, really like. Enter Anna Marie Horner's Seams to Me. As I was flipping through these pages I came across her instructions for making vintage-button-framed monograms. I also remember I had a piece of fabric left over from a cushion recovering project that Kirra and I worked on a few months ago. Thus, an idea was born. A trip to the store for some supplies, a little handsewing, and voila!
Here is a picture of the outcome:
I really like how it turned out. In hindsight, I probably would use flatter buttons so they don't protrude from the frame quite as much. But the overall effect is classy vintage. Pretty nice, no?


Georgia B. said...

very nice, yes!

she's a lucky gal to have a friend make her something like that. hand-made gifts are the best kind!

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