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Butterflies in May: Embroidery Stitches New to Me!

Beginning Butterfly embroideries!

This month is not going quite as smoothly as planned - probably because I may have gotten a bit carried away with my butterfly project!!! Eyes bigger than my crafty time one could say!!! Or perhaps a skewed and unrealistic idea of the amount of time it takes to tap hundreds of tiny holes in tin or make hundreds of tiny stitches on fabric! So Â…. this is as far as I have gotten on three embroidered butterfly adventures!

Butterflies in May: "Punched Tin" Butterflies Completed!

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As promised, a follow-up re: "punched tin" butterfly project!!

As you can see above, my butterflies are punched, cut, cleaned, and drying! Tomorrow I get to add them toÂ…..

 

Butterfly tree

my butterfly tree!

Butterflies in May! Punched Tin Butterflies for Cinco de Mayo!

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May 2014 is butterfly month on Gingerbreadsnowflakes! And in honor of Cinco de Mayo it seems only appropriate that the butterfly series begin with "punched tin" butterflies. After all, my journey into the world of making "punched tin" objects began with a childhood introduction to punched tin mirrors, sconces and ornaments made in Mexico and brought back to Santa Fe homes by friends and neighbors. The love affair began when I was ten years old and has never ended!

Last Minute Quick As a Wink Easter Bunnies to Make

Adorable Bunny made using pattern from Abby Glassenberg

Still need a bunny for your basket?

Don't despair! There is still plenty of time to make one! Or two or three!

It only took me a couple hours to stitch and stuff the plump little pink bunny above. If you have a bit of stuffing and a little felt or plush in the house you are set! Easter Bunny in a couple hours! Less if (unlike me) you sew him on the machine!

Embroidered Norwegian Primstav: A year long journey

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I am embarking on a long anticipated journey. A road less taken to be sure but a road that, although lost to the mists of time and unfamiliar to most people, beckons and intrigues me.

The journey fits in very nicely with my focus this year on completing personal projects that have languished on my "to do" lists while I gave my time and attention to "blog projects".

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