Consider Using Nail Polish to Add Color to Your Punched Tin Butterflies

Punched Tin Butterflies - color accents nail polish

I didn't know it at the end of May, but there were more punched tin butterflies to be made!

Christmas in May! Kanzashi Tree Ornaments

Kanzashi ornaments

Diane and I finally were able to schedule a play date so we could indulge in some crafty experimentation with the lovely Chirimen Japanese crepe fabric Arielle sent to me before she left Okinawa last fall.

Kanzashi ornaments seemed a perfect way to use this gorgeous, fluid, drapey rayon crepe material.

Butterflies in May: Embroidered Wings to Share!

Butterfly wing - experimenting with single stran floss embroidery

Where oh where did I ever get the idea I was butterfly making super woman!!! Just barely managing to complete one wing on each of my embroidered butterflies this month! But it IS a good start - at the very least I know now what my stitched butterflies are going to look like!

Butterflies in May: Punched Butterflies and Yarn Wrapped Grapevine Wreath

Punched tin butterfly and grapevine wreath

A few new butterflies added to my Butterfly and Yarn Wrapped Grapevine Wreath!!

How to make tin butterflies: info right here and here

Butterflies in May: Black Work Butterfly Update

Black work Butterfl.  Wing one done!

First Black Work butterfly wing completed!

And I am loving every minute spent working these intricate but simple stitches using one single tiny thin strand of embroidery floss!

Most likely, I will not complete my embroidered butterflies before the end of May as originally planned, but that's OK 'cause butterflies will be fluttering about on my Butterfly Tree until mid-July.

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!

Butterfly 16

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!

punched tin butterflies 4

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!

More Yarn Love! More "Leftover" Projects Done!

St. Lucy Knitted Doll

My needles have been busy again this month! Personal projects and CAL/KAL!

I am dancing a happy happy happy dance having just completed two more projects left over from last year - my very own , beautiful St. Lucy from a pattern by Alan Dart (available here); ANDÂ…

2014 PC Blog Hop on Craftypod - Don't Miss It!

Wind mills teaser

The 2014 PC Blog Hop began April 14th and will continue all this week with more wonderous plastic canvas fabulousness!!

The 2014 PC Blog Hop is On!

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