What a different challenge this has been.
This wonderful button sheet that dropped through my letterbox was a little bit of organised calm in the midst of chaos in May. The buttons were from Gwen who put together such a brilliantly tactile inspiration piece for this challenge.
My initial thoughts all ran along producing some sort of Penny Rug or something akin to the work of Sue Spargo. If you haven't come across her work I do urge you to check it out!
In the end though I kept coming back to thinking of buttons as memories and that is what I drew on for this challenge.
I wanted to create something that was, just like buttons, lovely to look at as well as useful. I also wanted the components of the piece to evoke specific memories. I have entitled this piece "Memory Keeper" as each element of this, from the choice of fabric used to the individual buttons included, has a memory that it relates to.
The memories associated with these buttons are Gwen's not mine but together we have created a new set of memories, which is such a lovely thing to be part of in this particularly strange time.
As you can see my Memory Keeper was made to hang on the back of my chair at the sewing machine and filled with the tools I use the most I am all set up to start on making more memories!
Thank you so much Gwen for the wonderful inspiration and Janine and Catherine for organising such a great challenge. I can't wait to see my fellow Endeavourers inspirations and the pieces they have created from them.
Head on over to Celtic Thistle Stitches to find out more about the memories involved in my Memory Keeper.