I've mentioned before that I'm sewing along with both Sew-vivor and The Sew Off. This is probably the last time I'll sew along with two contests at the same time. I felt like I lost my sewing mojo until I remembered that sewing along is not a requirement, but for my own enjoyment. Then I got my inspiration and desire back. Funny how that works. Even though I got my inspiration back I did not get my time back. I was determined to finish my project for The Sew Off before Sunday. I made it with about a half hour to spare.
My inspiration came from a Pinterest image that showed how to fold origami butterflies. I had planned to use those on the drawstrings for the Surprise Dress but still haven't gotten around to it. Then I had an ah-ha! moment and thought they would be cute on a wreath. I've also been inspired by the Stash Busting series on Feather's Flights. I figured it would be a good way to use up extra scraps and make something pretty at the same time. Besides that, using only leftover fabric made the whole project extra super cheap. I only paid for the wreath form and had a coupon. Score!
|Pay no attention to that mess behind the wreath. I'm sure no one else's craft space is messy. ;)|
|I changed the wreath a bit after taking this picture and before hanging the wreath on my door.|
|These butterflies are super easy to make and super cute.|
|Blue Eyes seems to share my uncertainty about shabby chic. Upon seeing the wreath she asked, "Is it supposed to be like that?" She also prefers the bow to the flower.|
FYI, the original blog post that had the directions for the origami butterflies (not the Pinterest link with the Chinese knock off that stole the other blog's pictures) was shut down less than 24 hours after I went there to look at it. Now that I can't give a direct link to the original, is anybody interested in a more detailed tutorial on making origami fabric butterflies?