Thursday, June 24, 2010
Little Miss Five has just turned Six.
And to celebrate, I made her this adorable butterfly - in her favourite colour - PURPLE.
The pattern was written by Jacqui Delaney, who is one of the girls from my craft group. I've been keen to try it out for a while now. It's called Flutterbye and is available for sale here.
Did I follow the pattern as written?
No. Of course not.
It didn't actually NEED changing, but I fiddled about with it just a little bit anyway!
Firstly - I turned the whole thing inside out, so that the reverse side of the sc is showing... just because I like it like that...
Then - I worked a bit more detail around the wings.
Plus - I couldn't help but add eyelids... I love eyelids. And a felted heart for the mouth.
Oh - and I didn't stuff the antennae stalks. Because they were worked inside out, there wasn't much room for stuffing... and I thought that they semed stiff enough without it. But the more I handled them, as I stitched them to the head - the softer they became, and they're now quite droopy.
Our favourite part of all is the way the wings wrap around the butterly when it's time for bed.