A few months ago I stitched a bunch of stuffed owls made from old sweaters. They were made very primitively. The stitches were mostly uneven (on purpose). I liked them, but I figured it would take someone that could appreciate that look to love them. Seems I found several people who appreciated that look. I sold all my owls at a recent craft sale. One customer even asked if I would make a butterfly.
I started out by making the pattern. I folded a standard sheet of card stock in half and sketched half of a butterfly. I cut out the shape through both layers. Once unfolded, the whole shape of the butterfly was revealed. I wanted the butterfly bigger, so I laid the shape on a scrap of wallpaper and traced it an inch larger. I decided the smaller shape would be a nice layer to the top. I made additional patterns for the wing patches and the spots.
A few pictures of the show this past weekend.
I was still in the process of staging, but…
…the show was opening and I thought I had better take a couple of pictures while I could.
It looks better in person. It’s hard to get a shot of just my stuff without the clutter of background booths.
This is a double booth. We almost always have a double booth, unless the booth fees are too pricey.
We have a show coming up next weekend that’s a single booth. I’ll have to edit out a lot.
I have been holding off posting this until the bench was finished.