Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Butterflies and Buttons


Today I am back with another project featuring butterflies to help my friend Mrs Beez raise awareness of the work of the charity Amy and Friends.  Amy and Friends supports children suffering from Cockayne Syndrome.  The butterfly is the symbol they use to represent those whose lives have been cut short by this illness.  Mrs Beez hopes to raise awareness of the disease and the work of Amy and Friends through her blog.  So please visit her blog and find out more about this important charity.

I have something a little different to share with you today, that is, something a little different for me.

I started with a large MDF 'D'.  I first gave it a coat of Gesso, followed by a coat of white acrylic paint.  Once the paint was dry I covered the surface with white buttons, as you can see.  Finally, I added some small Petaloo flowers and a Marianne Design swallowtail butterfly.


1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful project. I love it that you used all white buttons and I love the butterfly.xxx


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