Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Butterfly Dress Pattern Beauties

These came about while I was still cleaning my studio. I found a dress pattern "filed" in the wrong pile, after finding a scrap of brown bag I had cleaned a butterfly stamp on (for a future serendipitous discovering) and added to that a scrap of hideous orange polka dotted scrapbook paper, oh and a strip of vintage fabric. Suddenly, the cleaning was forgotten in my creative pursuit of butterflies. BTW, thank you Margaret, for the butterflies!




That lovely tangle of thread along the bottom of each card is a hideous florist's ribbon (from the 1970s) that a friend bestowed on me. Remember how everything organic and natural became the rage? This vintage "ribbon" was burlap's answer to lace. I love the stuff!
I don't know who coined the phrase, "if nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies", but Emily Pruitt gave me a tag with that sentiment and I have been in love with it ever since.


9 comments:

Linda said...

Well...these are quite lovely! Are they for some kind of swap? Do you really have time for non-swap art? tsk tsk hee hee

Lorrie said...

I love old sewing patterns. And your butterfly quote is beautiful, as are your creations. Are they "just for you?"

Lorrie

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

That's what I call having a good time cleaning up! that ribbon at the bottom sure adds nice airy texture and interest =lovely N!

beth said...

that's how I clean up...always making something as I go....

and your art just keeps getting better and better !

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I love that stuff too! It looks great on your card and the quote is lovely too! Blessings Friend!
Katie

I've mentioned you on a recent post ~ thanks for being such a wonderful blog friend!

Margaret said...

if I managed something like this everytime I had a clean out I'd do it more often, really i would! I love these, the colours are brill and the the butterflies are perfect, wonder what I've donewith mine...

Anna said...

how incredible!! i love the butterfly ladies I do love the thread ribbon - you are a master at pulling it all together.. I truly love your style! thanks for the inspiration! amt

Ashlyn said...

Nathalie - You're amazing! I love these ladies. Butterflies have always awed me with there beauty! And who wouldn't want butterfly wings?! I know I would! Lol ;)
Hugs, Ashlyn

Jeanie said...

Hi, Nathalie -- Back from Paris and trying desperately to catch up on blogs! I may not comment on every post, but promise to read them all. I was especially captivated by these fun patterns! Nice!