Friday, October 30, 2015

Quilting Butterfly Wings and a Great Deal on My Class

Bet that title got your attention! When life hands you many quilting samples and halloween is coming, you make butterfly wings out of them. Or at least you do when your daughter wants to be a butterfly fairy princess!


I'll try to get some pics of the winged princess later. I could have saved myself a bunch of time with those cheap discount store wings, but they're made for younger girls and are usually broken in a few days.


As a Christian, I've always been conflicted about halloween and this was the first year we decided to let them dress up and take them to a "Trunk or Treat". For those who don't know what that is, it's like trick or treating but in a parking lot using car trunks instead of houses. It's become more popular in rural areas where houses are far apart, and it's also seen as more of a community event and safer. Ours was at our new church and keeps the costumes in the realm of 'cute' instead of gory or oversexualized.


The kids and I had fun making some simple costumes. I'll have to get some better ones of the wings. She didn't want to stop twirling long enough for a photo. Made the skirt too. It's a hi-low number and it looks to have rotated to the side with the twirling!

I also wanted to let you know Craftsy's got a great sale going on this weekend! Fall is such a great time to snuggle up on the couch and do some handwork, work with yarn, draw, embroider, or learn new skills at Craftsy. Stay in your PJ's and learn a new skill or expand your current skills. All classes are up to 50% off when you use my discount link: sorry, the link has expired.


Now I've got to see if I can get the sparkles off of my sewing table!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful butterfly wings! You're a great mom! Have a wonderful, funderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you! Like most moms, there are days I feel like I'm not a great mom, but I try to do my best.

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  2. Your wings are beautiful. And THANKS for the sale. I've been wanting your class, money's a bit tight so I've been holding off. But guess what -- now I purchased your class. Can't wait to watch and work. Thanks!!

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  3. What a cute butterfly! Beautiful job on the wings.. what kind of wire did you stitch into them? Looks like a coat hanger? I am enjoying all your videos on your ruler work. I have already watched your class twice and have learned so much. Only wish they had sold me the medium shank Westalee foot for my Bernina 830. Looks like that's the one that works the best. I am just hoping Bernina will sell their 96 foot soon to us domestic sewists.

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    1. Yes, coat hanger wire. I wish I had found an easier wire to work with!

      I hope Bernina comes out with an official ruler foot too- would make my life easier.

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  4. I LOVE your daughters costume, so adorable and your quilting is fabulous!! Also love the trunk and treat, very nice. Our town closes the downtown area off for several hours and all the merchants hand out candy. Our son put up a booth-he has a custom concrete business-and gave out candy along with breast cancer awareness bracelets. His two littles helped hand out the candy!! Fun and safe day for everyone!!!

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  5. What a fun post. I love the photo of your daughter . . . anytime you make them something that they cannot stop twirling in . . . you know you got it right :)
    Happy November!
    Connie :)

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