Look how easy it is fill in a simple monogram shape with all manner of buttons! I went back and did a little editing after I took this photo -- the "K" looked a bit too much like an "H." Easily fixed. The finished accent pillow is now nestled amid other pillows on the living room couch. I made sure to sew each button on securely, since it's only a matter of time until curious little cat paws will be rubbing it, I'm sure.
Here's a look at a little machine couching with metallic embroidery thread on top of menswear wool. I'm not certain this attempt was entirely successful, but I know I'll be experimenting with it more. The juxtaposition of conservative suiting fabric with sparkly, meandering decorative thread is pretty intriguing.
My office no longer looks like the optical department at Sears since I hung this funny-looking thing Velcroed to the end of my desk. It's certainly not pretty, so I'm glad it faces the wall, but I'm also glad I no longer need to hunt around for the spectacles of the moment -- and it's been a critical component of my 5S success! (Here's a 5S link, in case you're interested.)
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