Friday, February 25, 2011

Purple Butterflies with Crystals and Turqouise Antenae

These handmade paper butterflies like to land on random flowers, hang around picture frames, rest between the pages of your favorite book, or look pretty in your scrapbooks.

Six of them hatched in one day, and hope to go to a nice person with lots of love for all things handmade.

Pretty in purple with touches of blue, white and crystals.

Please email me if you'd like to know more about them. Also, see them in yellow.

Thanks and enjoy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day / St. Trifun

To all you love birds out there, Happy Valentine's Day!!!

To all wine-lovers and merry folk from my old country -
Let's hear it for Sv. Trifun :)


Monday, February 7, 2011

Bright Sunrise Paper Flower w/ Vintage Button

A touch of warmth of a cold gray day.
... this flower is part of my series of paper flowers as gift toppers and wall art...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sculpted paper flowers as LED tea light holders

I posted a picture of a few paper flower LED light holders some time in December, and just wanted to share this version of the paper flowers doubling as tea light holders, too.

These are made from red paper, cut and folded by hand, then glued together to form a flower bulb.

The little LED tealights could last forever. I've had these since my wedding in September 2009.

And when the battery eventually dies, it can be recharged or replaced with a new one. Brilliant!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

hand-sewn paper butterfly - part II

I recently made a lilac paper butterfly and used a pretty red silk thread to stitch the pattern on the wings.

This butterfly is the smaller 5-6" version.

The idea is the same: paper-piecing, silk thread and wire to create the body of the butterfly.

It is painstaking work to create such prettiness, but I so love the final effect that I had to make this double as a wall art piece.

A small wire loop was attached at the back to allow the butterfly to land on your favorite wall piece, picture frame, or a paper flower you happened to have hanging around... :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A whole bunch of snowflakes...

Today is just like any other Tuesday in the last few weeks - it's cold, it's white, it's snowy... 

And what to do when you're all snowed in? 

I like to punch out a whole bunch of butterflies and dots,
count to a 100 and
put them in pretty handmade envelopes. 

Ok, other things, too. these brand new vellum lamps I made for a special March wedding...