So to actually get to the making point, quite some time ago I spotted a very sweet, fabric origami butterfly on Pinterest that I thought would be perfect for hair accessories. And that's what I've gone for to kick start this present. I followed the instructions here on Michelle Patterns, and found them to be quite straightforward. In not a lot of time I had a bright and pretty butterfly.
And they're slightly addictive!
|I haven't decided what I'll do with the top 2 yet.|
Then I made a couple of hair bands, one just plain from scraps of the fabric I used for Venetia's leggings last week, but one specially for another butterfly.
|Just hand sewn on to a simple hair band.|
It's not really what I have in mind for the hair accessories, too teeny for starters, but the smaller ones are sitting there for the moment. And the basket itself has got definite gift potential.
In fact just the butterflies have lots more gift potential - I could imagine a little 'flight' of butterflies looking gorgeous on a cushion or a bag, or possibly on an item of clothing too. They could become my new obsession! What would you do with them?
Have a great weekend.