Sunday, 3 April 2011

Handmade Monday Week 10 - Mother's Day

Welcome to week 10 of Handmade Monday organised by Wendy of 1stUniqueGifts. Well it cant have escaped anyones notice that this weekend was Mothers Day. The only day of the year that your children show just how much they appreciate what you do for them. I got bacon sandwiches, cards , bath bombs,soap and spaghetti bolognaise for tea! For my own mother i wanted to make something special using my new BigShot machine that i bought at the NEC last week. So i used my new butterfly cutter (coz she loves butterflies). The felt cuts beautifully in the machine.
There is a shop on Folksy called PantsAndPaper (my absolute favourite i have to admit) selling beautiful butterfly brooches so i used that for my inspiration.
I know it's not nice to copy others work, even though often classed as a compliment, and i couldnt print on fabric the way Sam does, so i tried to do my own thing and my own design.

I was really pleased with how it turned out. Apparently it hasnt arrived in the post yet so my mum has yet to see it!
I loved making it so much though that i decided to make a few more today. Not sure yet whether they will be brooches though, i may use them in other ways.

Also for mothers day this week i was asked to make a phone case for an i phone4.
And 2 pen cases.
And finally i had my 3rd sale in Folksy. This gorgeous Lilac and White Kanzashi Brooch will be winging it's way to Manchester in tomorrows post. What a lovely feeling!
Thank you so much for popping by. If you want to see what other crafters have been up to this week pop along to 1stUniqueGifts blog and click on the links.

And if you are interested in seeing what other beautiful items PantsAndPaper have on offer please follow the link to her folksy shop.

Until next time.



  1. Love the butterflies especially the ones done in pink.

  2. Butterfly's and dragonfly's are so popular and we seem to have a theme going this weekend. Love the brooches.

  3. The butterflies are lovely and it's nice to see you naming and linking to your inspiration - it isn't a copy but your own interpretation of someone else's idea.

    Thanks for taking part in HM x

  4. I love the brooch - those petals look really crisp. Bet you were like a kid in a sweetshop playing with your new machine. Totally understand how an idea from someone else can spark you on to extend and take the item to another level.

  5. The butterfly brooches are lovely, so pleased your doing well through folksy too :)

  6. Your butterflies are gorgeous as are the iPhone4 and pen cases....I love the flowers!!

  7. I love the brooch, I couldn't begin to make anything so pretty.

    Jan x

  8. Love Love Love that broach, and the butterflies are gorgeous - you'll find something to do with them very soon I'm sure.
    happy Monday
    Rebecca x

  9. It's ALL so pretty and very nicely made!

  10. I'm so in love with the butterflies! Those are awesomely beautiful!

  11. Love the flower brooch, so pretty and those butterflies are amazing, I'm sure your mum will love her's.
    Hugs Sue x

  12. You have been busy, butterflies are lovely, they would make great brooches.

  13. Those butterflies are just gorgeous...soooo pretty! and that brooch is to die for! :)


  14. Fabulous butterflies - do you mind me asking was it worth waiting til the show to get your bigshot? My hubby is going to get me one for my birthday in Sept but I think there's a show near me in late Oct so I'm trying to decide whether I can wait or not. I do fabric crafts so it has to be one that cuts fabric and any hints and tips would be gratefully recieved