This week has been a quiet, although still productive, one. I completed a pair of butterfly wings for my niece's 3rd birthday - she loves roaring around in her brother's shark and dinosaur costumes and I thought it was about time she had one of her own! I found a couple of photos online of children's butterfly costumes and decided to extend my crafty repertoire to painting, albeit mostly lines! I spent a while fiddling with and enlarging my design, then I traced it onto some sheer fabric and painted over that. After some fiddling with the arm and wrist straps (I'm still not sure if the wrist straps are a bit too long), the wings are finished and little P. loves them!
As you can understand, it is somewhat difficult to get a photo of a butterfly with her wings perfectly still! I hope you can get the idea of the finished product from the couple of photos I managed to snap.
I'll see if I can get some close up shots - which of course I forgot to do before I gifted them! - and a nice photo of P. wearing the wings for my next post.
I have also finally purchased the border fabrics for my Sew Laugh Love stitchery, and cant wait to finish the little appliques and borders so I can get it framed. I also had the luck of having the assistance of a dear friend in choosing the fabrics; she's actually the person who gave me the pattern and kit for my birthday, and an incredibly talented lady!
Until next time,