This past week went by quickly. At the beginning of the week, I had plans to work on creating more up-cycled dress-forms using vintage linens but instead, it turned out to be a week of butterflies. I started my week by finishing some in progress projects....the embellished t-shirts with fabric ruffles and coordinating pins (I posted those pictures during this past week).
Sometimes, I find I lack focus. As I was sorting through my vintage linen collection, I came across a bag full of felted wool sweater scraps. Since storage space is an issue, I decided I should use those scraps since I needed the storage space for, you guess it...vintage linens. This is where my week took a creative detour (happens often). Usually, I will use my sizzix die cut machine to cut flower shapes from the scraps but this week, I remembered I have several new sizzix dies. Two of those new dies are butterflies.
So, I cut butterfly shapes this week. My new favorite butterfly dies is sizzix but sold through Stampin' Up. I used the Beautiful Butterflies Stampin' Up! Bigz Die. I was able to cut two different sizes and shapes from the same die...love that! Inspired to create more butterfly projects, I went on to create many butterfly pins (3 diffferent shapes/sizes), magnets (2 sizes) and even rings!
It was a great week. The kids went back to school and loving it. I had a productive creative week as I continue to learn so much from Kelly Rae Robert's Flying Lessons E-course and created new items for my upcoming craft shows. This coming week, I will post pictures of my new butterflies. Here is a preview...