butterfly

April has long been a favorite month of mine. Although Spring “officially” begins in March, in our neck of the woods, April is truly the beginning of spring. There is that sense of rebirth that occurs each year, and as a child, you sense anything is possible. Plus, my birthdayRead More →

  It’s Spring! I have yet to see a butterfly in my gardens, but I’ve got butterflies on my brain. The other day I was playing in my journal, and I painted a picture of a butterfly. As is usually the case, I take certain liberties with nature and tendRead More →

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ONE AND ALL! Please accept a little Valentine from Michelle and I to you. First, an applique made up entirely of hearts! As always, this was designed to fit a 6″ x 6″ block but it can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. The pattern for the PutRead More →

Yesterday I went to Wee Folk Art’s Applique Blocks to get a pattern for a butterfly. What? I never designed a butterfly? That’s crazy! I thought for sure I had. I know I designed a butterfly for another project, but with butterfly season upon us, I decided I needed toRead More →

We really enjoyed observing our butterflies using the Butterfly House kit Bug got for Christmas last year. I imagine we will be ordering more caterpillars in the future to repeat this project. Fairy watching the caterpillars. The caterpillars formed their chrysalis within a couple days and we moved them intoRead More →

Once you get started making barrette covers, you’ll be addicted! You can sew them by hand or machine. In some cases you can applique before you sew fronts and backs together, in other cases you’ll have to wait until the barrettes are attached. Go wild or just leave them plain, theRead More →