Thursday, February 27, 2020

Day 58 : Minnie

One Button a Day 2020 by Gina Barrett - Day 58: Minnie

Day 58: Minnie

Today's button is another embroidered one. The design is loosely based on an 18th century original, but it struck me that it would work nicely in shades of blue. I have a thing for blue and white pottery pieces - I always pick them up when I find them on walks. 

And the name? Well, one of my absolute earliest memories (and I must have been two or three) is of my Mom's friend, Minnie. I was sort of scared of her (I understand she was very tall) but boy was I totally fascinated with her dining room. It had blue and white china, with matching soft furnishings - chair covers, curtains - and wallpaper. I honestly wish I could see it as an adult actually. No doubt why I like little bits of blue & white!

Anyway, I have used stranded cotton, on cotton fabric and a No 4 mould.

Size: 32mm / 1 1⁄4" / 50L