Monday, 8 November 2010

Scrappy Button Mandela

 
Here is my finished scrappy hoop for 'The Scrappy (Hoops) - a Modern Swap'. I have called it 'Scrappy Button Mandela. A Mandela is a kind of prayer wheel that aids meditation.
It is my first hoop attempt and I am really pleased with it. I pieced the middle circles then needle-turn appliqued the fussy-cut points and the last ring of the circle. Then I added some buttons and some french knots.
 Here is the back, fussy-cut applique again with some more french knots (I love the way they look!).
It is heading off across a big ocean with a few goodies - fabric, teacup buttons, a wee crochet/felt heart and a reindeer Xmas decoration. 
And of course, the best bit about swaps, I should receive a lovely hoop in return any time soon! The standard in this swap (which is a Flickr group) is really high so I am sure I will get something lovely!

6 comments:

  1. This is lovely Jo and to your usual high standard! I am sure your partner will love it! Keeping my fingers crossed for you that your own parcel arrives soon.

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  2. This is beautiful, Jo!.. and I am always fascinated with buttons! My grandmother left me a nice collection of beautiful buttons she and her mother had saved ever since she could remember, and I really cherish them!.. The teacup buttons are sweet, and I'm sure your swap partner will be absolutely elated when she receives this package of goodies! ~tina

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  3. I LOVE this! It would definitely be cherished at my house! I am sure your partner will love it!

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  4. Oh wow Jo, this is simply stunning. Looks very tricky to do? Love the button embellishments very pretty.

    fi

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  5. Goodness girlie...that is amazing! How did you finish it in the back, is that glued or stitched? One of my coworkers gave me a couple of books on applique, I am slowly reading and trying to absorb.

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  6. Absolutely love this Jo!! Just beautiful with all the little details. Lucky partner!

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