Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Butterfly Clippie

I am having a heck of a time pulling out of the post vacation slump. My kids are all out of whack too and Jojo has been back to getting up at 4:30am again. Not so fun. I also have some other things on my plate like planning a bridal shower for my sister to be held in less than a month and finding out that Jojo is going to need speech therapy of some sort. Guess it's a problem when only your momma can really understand what you're saying. Anyway, those two things took over my day yesterday but I still wanted to share something with you today.

I was on a roll before vacation making a bunch of clippies for Sweet Pea. I spent a whole evening cutting little circles and melting the edges to make flowers like this. After a zillion circles, I was done and wanted to see another shape!!! The gauzy fabric reminded me a bit of the wings of a dragonfly and I suggested a dragon fly clippie to Sweet Pea but she was not convinced, so a butterfly it is!

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I made this by cutting butterfly shapes out of my two fabrics. One is a silk type fabric and the other is some gauzy. Sorry I'm awful with actually knowing the names of fabric. They are both synthetic. I cut one butterfly a bit larger than the other. Next I melted the edges with a candle to prevent fraying and glued to the two together with my trusty glue gun. You could also stitch these together but I was feeling lazy. I finished the butterfly by rolling a small square of fabric into a tube and gluing it to the center. I also attached a hair pin to the back.

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I'm not sure I adore this one. I want to experiment with adding more layers, more colors etc.

2 comments:

  1. This came out very nice.
    Good luck with the speech therapist. And you'll do great with the bridal shower.

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  2. I love this. So pretty. I'm going to make one for my lil Grandaughter.

    Thanks for sharing

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