Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Butterfly Effect...

This is a new butterfly I made. Utilizing the foam center with sheet music backing and a Monet inspired fabric front. The Monet fabric was salvaged from an umbrella which I just couldn't bear to throw away. I sewed an assortment of laces to the fabric sandwich. Next I added a layer of vellum over the laces. Hearts were punched into the vellum for a sneak peak of the laces. A row of colorful buttons for the body. Ribbon antennae complete this butterfly. Now I am sending this butterfly to the Butterfly Effect hosted by Trudi Sissons of Two Dresses Studio in Canada. Then Trudi will send all the butterflies she collects on to the Holocaust Museum in Houston Texas. This is such a beautiful and heartwarming project. Teachers have incorporated making butterflies into their classroom projects and the kids have made their own versions for the remembrance of children victims of the Holocaust. This teaches us all to be kind and generous and to do for others. I know many of you have already made and contributed butterflies to this very worthwhile cause. In fact we can all make and send more. The goal is to obtain 1.5 million for the museum. Lets all donate more of our handiwork. I have loved butterflies all of my life ever since I was a little girl. My mother did a lot of traveling in her adult years and after one trip she returned with a butterfly pin attached to the top of her shoulder. I remarked on it and she promptly took it off and pinned it on me saying, "Butterflies are the bearers of 10,000 happinesses". "Now you share this with someone else." I don't know how many pins my dear mother passed along her journey of life but I do know it was her way of paying it forward. To this day I share my butterflies with others in honor of my mother. Afterall butterflies also represent beauty, charm, grace and rebirth. May you have a truly beautiful day and create what makes you happy...

12 comments:

  1. Oh Sherry; this is stunningly beautiful! What a great project this is isn't it? I was a part of it, too, and found it so meaningful. It's awesome to see all the butterflies on Trudi's site.

    Also; your fabric postcards below are beautiful.

    We are starting to climb, here, in terms of temperatures. We should be seeing signs of spring this weekend :) xxoo

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  2. You have such talent! Love the fabric postcards! Clever!

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  3. Sherry,
    This is so beautiful. I love this project so much.
    I cleaned my room today and what did I find...all the lovely papers that you sent me. They arrived before we left for California and I don't think I even thanked you. I am mortified! Hopefully you will get a real thank you note soon. My brain is a little addled. I adore beautiful paper. What you sent me is incredible.
    Big hugs,
    Suz

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  4. what a sweet story about your mother and her butterflies and I I think it's great you are continuing the tradition in your own way. beautiful creation here and for such a great project. I will think twice the next time I throw out a broken umbrella!
    xxoo,
    Jaime

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  5. This is beautiful! I love butterflies! So much hope they represent . . .

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  6. The Holocaust butterfly project, is a fantastic way, of saying :We remember you- to all the children victims of that terribly time.
    And your butterfly is so wonderful- looks fragile, like a real one, dear.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  7. What a sweet way to share from you heart.
    The butterfly is beautiful.
    You should be very proud.

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  8. So beautiful and what a wonderful project it will going to. Theresa

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  9. what a wonderful project! It's beautiful.

    Kathy

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  10. I love the beautiful colors and embellishments you used! sooo lovely!

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  11. I am crazy for butterflies, I love them. This one is lovely!Sending hugs and smiles and wishes for a wonderful weekend!Katherine

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