I am addicted to my sewing machine-I sew anything that doesn’t move! This project was for a swap that I recently participated in-it was one of my favorite things-a BUTTERFLY swap so I had to join the fun! These little sweeties took some patience and perseverance. Once I decided that I would sew them, I was “bound” (get it) and determined to sew all 16 of them! Some I sent away for the swap, others I added some bling and a pinback and gave them as gifts to some friends!
Sew, SO…how did I make them?
1. Cut the butterflies from both thin cardboard (cardstock would work, too) and a fun thin fabric. I used a butterfly die from Stampin’ Up! and my Big Shot to cut them.
2. Adhere the fabric to the cardboard/cardstock with Mod Podge-nice and thin. It is mostly to adhere it not to create any additional texture/thickness.
3. Sew around the butterfly-the sewing was purely decorative, it wasn’t adhering the butterflies.
4. Add flowers, ribbon & some bling-I used Prima Vintage Trinkets by Marion Smith (yep, the same creative, sweet artist that is coming to teach a retreat here in NYC in July-did you sign up?)
5. This can be used as a scrapbook or card embellishment. OR-you can attach a pin back for a lovely Spring addition to your jewelry collection!