I was able to find an Italian style of embroidery that was relatively simple and worked well for this project. It’s called Assisi embroidery, and this version is a bit modern, especially with the little shoe border. I went with stitching because the medium is about as quaint as the idea of escaping it all by cobbling in Italy.
So, don’t be shy– make something and send it in! Origami, crayon-on-construction-paper, sculptures made out of used wrapping paper, it doesn’t need to be as elaborate as Camilla’s creation. And in exchange, I’ll send you buttons, just for submitting something! The deadline is now January 1st. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the full contest rules and description.