Hello readers. It's been a nice chilled weekend here.
|It is impossible to be glum when you've got tigers on your bum!|
Today has just been polished off with steak dinner instead of the usual Sunday roast - my normally fussy seven year old likes nothing more than a rare steak smothered in Stilton sauce, and so this was a treat for her. The dining experience is enhanced for her due to her knowledge of the fact the smell of Stilton drives her big sister nuts. Still, it was a pleasant change to have a mealtime in which she didn't drag her heels over every mouthful of her `slop' (as she described the sausage casserole I served up yesterday). Her youngest sibling stepped up to the role of Chief Complainer, and very vocal she was too. I tell you, if I ever crack the secret formula for consistently peaceful family mealtimes, and put it in a book, I will be a millionaire. I'll let you know first, obviously. Outnumbered. That is all.
Anyhow. Here is something I got the inspiration to put together whilst in IKEA earlier on today. I bought the box frame, and used a bit of double sided tape to stick this origami butterfly in it. I thought it might be a nice Mother's Day gift idea - or, just a nice picture for a friend, or to pop up on your own wall, of course. Liberty lovers will have spotted this particular butterfly is made out of last year's Alice in Wonderland collection. I did a knicker workshop based around it, and, of course, kept all the little funny shaped scraps I had leftover at the end. The other floral fabric is just a little scrap of vintage loveliness I had left from the time my sewing friend Caroline gave me some bits.
Last year, when going through a phase of making them, I put together a picture tutorial on how to make the butterflies.
Hope you have fun making some of your own - let me know if you do!