Sunday, May 13, 2012

Butterlies and Pincushions

I found this pattern online and instantly knew I had to do it.  My thought, perfect to give to my mom for Mother's Day. 
Needless to say, she loved it!  I found the pattern here.  Y'all know me, I had to add some grooviness to it, so I added a vintage spool and tassel.  Holy cow!  I love making these!!!  It gets my creativity going and I can't stop. 
See what I mean!  LOL!  Yes, I had to do one for myself and a couple more after that, just because. 
This one is mine.  It sits on the arm of the sofa right next to me and is doing a superb job of holding my needles so they don't get lost. 

Years ago my grandma crocheted me a butterfly with a magnet on it to go on my refrigerator.  I have managed to keep it all these years without losing it.  I have always wanted to make one, and this week I did.  Only mine have a little bit of whimsy added. 
I added a cord and tassel which make it perfect to use as a scissor fob (which I need because my sofa has a way of eating my scissors!)  Aren't they cool!!  I used my grandma's as a go by, but have seen the pattern all over the internet.  Here is a little tutorial I found on them.  They take minutes to crochet up.  I used yarn for the body and antenna. 
I also added vintage buttons to some. 
You could use these in so many ways.  I have so many ideas for making these that it's pure insane!  I will be playing more with these. 
I do love the cord and tassel added.  This one is mine!  And yes, my mom got one as well to go with her pincushion!

Sunday afternoon, time to wind down before another work week.  That's exactly what I plan on doing too!  I have been crocheting the "African Flower Granny" and absolutely love it.  I have a surprise project they are going in which I cannot wait to get done and posted.  I should have it all done by next weekend!!

That's all for now.  Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's out there!!

 Phoebe and my brother (she loves him!)


Daenel T. said...

How absolutely adorable!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wow! I love what you added to those crocheted pin cushions! Fabulous! Thanks for the link to my post too!


Pammy Sue said...

You are such a smartie pants! I love all of these. I bet your mom did too. Those little owl purses are adorable! Your creative juices are flowing lately!

Melissa said...

LOVE, LOVE. LOVE those butterflies!!! Can't wait to see you on Wednesday!

Annie said...

I love those little butterflies! So cute!!! And those little pin cushions are going to sell like hot cakes!

Nana99 et Mr Berry Pops said...

Hello Dawn, I've been following since few months your blog and just want to tell you that at the exact time I saw hat you made with wools I fall in love with your blog. I visit it regularly every day. And for me it's a pleasure to stop by. Just want also to tell you that I put a link towards your blog on my blog. Hope you agree with. If not I’ll remove it quickly. Have a nice Sunday. Best from Nana9 and Mr Berry Pops.