8/19/2013

DeNami Design ~ August Button Boutique!

Hi there! It's time for another DeNami Design Button Boutique project! As our lazy days of summer are edging their way toward fall, I'm bringing you one last splash of happy summer colors!

I've taken these splendid DeNami products...



 and turned them into this sweet little project!



I am in love with the way my pin cushion turned out! This whimsical kite will find it's place in my little art studio. My colors were chosen specifically to match my other decorations there! Some might think of red and green as Christmas colors, but they also make the prettiest little summer creations! I drew out my own pattern and fashioned the kite from floral fabric and muslin. Before sewing the project together, I stamped my images onto the muslin. The solid leaf sprig and mini open button on one section, along with decorative butterflies and the teeny swiss dot on the other. Once the sewing was complete I embellished with pretty ruby red DeNami Boutique Buttons.


Transforming this idea into a card was easy.
I used the cute DeNami kite stamp as my jumping off point!


This kite is so versatile. You can easily paper piece it or simply color in the sections. I chose to color two sections and add some polka dots with my marker to the other two. To mimic the floral fabric I used the rosebud trio stamp, nestled it into the grass border and used buttons as the blooms! The sweet polka dot butterfly found a perfect spot here as well. Using a tag, my sentiment trails along the tail of the kite.



If you don't sew, this project could easily be made from cardstock, mat board or even wood.  Wouldn't it be a cute decoration for a nursery or child's room! You could even go larger and make one for your front door! 


I hope you've enjoyed my bit of whimsy today. 
Thanks for taking a peek! ~Lisa

20 comments:

Karen B. said...

Both projects are most adorable!!

Marybeth said...

Lisa this is such a sweet summer pincushion ! Love that you stamped the material! Your matching card is pure perfection......I might say that a lot to you . I think I will be making my own stamped pincushion today ...I need one. Love this project and the beautiful red buttons.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa fantastic projects, I love your pin cushion and that card is so cute!

Kara said...

how beautiful!! that pin cushion is adorable and the colors do not look christmasy at all!!

Lisa said...

Adorable project- goodness! Love the little kite tail on your pin cushion! Super cute Lisa!

Dyane said...

Adorable Lisa! Love it!^_^

Brenda said...

Lisa you are a genius! I love that pin cushion! What ink did you use to stamp on the fabric? And what a pretty matching card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

LOVED your bit of whimsy, Lisa, are you kidding? The pincushion and matching card are the sweetest in their spring green and red colors. So fresh and delightful!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! A kite pin cushion!?!?!?! TOOOOOOOO cute! LOVE your use of the buttons and that card is FABULOUS! LOOOOOOVE the button flowers-- ADORABLE:)

Panda said...

Fabulous creations!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Lisa, your pin cushion and your card made me SMILE! Just so stinkin' CUTE!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my gosh! You are such a creative genius! I am loving loving this so much!

Michelle said...

A-M-A-ZING!!!! The kite is an adorable pin cushion....love the card too!

Amber Holder said...

Great set! I love how you used the buttons in different spots on your card :)

Best crafty wishes!
Amber
Staying Crafty

Barb said...

Lisa, I wish I could spend time crafting with you. My only hope would be that some of your amazing talents would rub off on me!!! I love the pillow, it's so cushy! The card is perfectly CAS too (another style you're rocking now!)!!

Mona Pendleton said...

So cute Lisa! Love the little fabric kite as well as the kite on the card! All those buttons are so pretty!

Geri said...

So sweet, Lisa! I agree...the colors look very summery...I think it's the fresh green shade that does it! The card turned out adorable, too...love the little tag dangling...such a sweet idea for the sentiment!!!

Jill Norwood said...

What a wonderful summer pincushion! I love the kite tail and buttons! And the matching card is lovely! I just bought some fabric at the thrift store today to play with making a pillow and your post has inspired me to get going on it! :)

Lisa Petrella said...

Way to knock it out of the park, Lisa!!! That sweet little pin cushion is absolutely PRECIOUS!!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

"Sew" cute! LOVE that you've coordinated a card, too! You're totally rocking this button boutique, girl!