Friday, 30 March 2012

Butterfly Beauty!!


"Butterflies only live for days, but the memory of their beauty stays."
(Graeme A. S. Browne)

I think most of us love butterflies. They seem to represent so many concepts, trigger so many memories and just plain make us smile! :0) For me, butterflies are a reminder of how I'd like to live (and try to!!). You see, butterflies may not have a very long life span (OK, that part I'm not wanting to emulate!!!!) but they sure do make the most of it! They flit, they flirt, they suck the nectar out of each flower they come to, making the most of the short time they have ... and while they're doing that, they spread such joy and beauty with the iridescent colours of their rainbow wings. So ... I want to live life like a butterfly ... sucking every bit of life out of each day and hopefully spreading joy, beauty, love and rainbows as I go! :0)

So ... when the saying I've shared above showed up on my work desk calendar, I tore it out and popped it into my sketchbook to incorporate into a quilt design at some later date. Serendipitously (there's a 'word of the day' for you! Tee! Hee! Hee!) one of the latest fabric ranges to arrive at Quilters Angel ... AKA my Home-Away-From-Home! ... was by "Three Sisters" for Moda and it is called ... "Papillion". For those of you who don't speak French ... papillion is French for "Butterfly" ... and this lovely range of soft shabby-chic style colours features many pretty butterflies. I was good ... I was strong ... I didn't buy any ... until Marion and Steph announced a four day Super Spot Sale ... which started yesterday and ends this Sunday!!! I gave in ... Tee! Hee! Hee! I stocked up on some of that pretty butterfly-themed fabric ...


YUMMY! YUMMY! YUMMY!!! :0) Yes ... I even bought come PINK fabrics ... Marion says she's wearing me down in my aversion to THAT colour! Tee! Hee! Hee! There was also some grey in the range, but since I'm already starting to play with some design ideas including lots of garden-related characters to use these delicious fabrics, grey really didn't seem to fit. There are already some rough sketches in my design sketch book destined to be enhanced by these beauties ... just need to find a bit more time to sit and sketch ... and some GREEN fabric to match this colourway ... you KNEW I'd have to incorporate my favourite colour in there SOMEWHERE, didn't you! :0)

If you're anywhere within driving distance of Highfields this weekend, make sure you pop in to see Marion and Steph to take advantage of their Super Spot Sale ... great percentages off all fabric and patterns ... REALLY good excuse to stock up the stash! Tee! Hee! Hee! And if you ARE heading out there, you could tell me and I'll pop out to say g'day ... and maybe grab some more of that YUMMY fabric! Tee! Hee! Hee!

I'm off to do some designing, instruction-writing and washing (housework just keeps interrupting my sewing time!!) and I'm sure there'll be time in there somewhere for a cup of tea, too! :0) Whatever you're up to today and over the weekend ... may your days be inspired by the butterfly ... suck the most out of each day that you can and seek to spread rainbows of joy and beauty wherever you go! :0) Til next time ...

BUTTERFLY KISSES & BEAR HUGS!!

CHEERS!
KRIS
 

5 comments:

shez said...

lovely fabrics Kris.xx

Satu said...

Oh, I would like to be a butterfly too;o) Actually, I have had a very serious 'butterfly fever', ever since I saw first time Moda's Papillon range. I'm looking forward to see, what's in your sketchbook? and what will you create of those gorgeous fabrics?

Mistea said...

Oh my there sure are some pretties there - and sale well it was meant to be. Enjoy playing with the fabric.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

See, it was meant to be Kris. You were destined to buy that fabric. I just know you'll create butterfly magic with such pretty fabric ♥

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh My that fabric is just devine....stop it you are leading me up the garden path (excuse the pun)I do love butterflies...who doesn't? I love your photo. So gorgeous.

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