Vintage Finds: Butterflies


One of my recent trips to the thriftstore turned up a pair of lovely vintage butterfly button embroidery kits.  Someday they would be a perfect learning project for the kids-until I needed a project for my last gaming session and realized that they could be turned into ornaments for the kids instead of buttons.  I freely admit my hands must be busy in order for my attention not to wander.  These were just the right speed for getting one holiday to-do crossed off early.  The right hand butterfly is waiting for me to remember (or look up) how to do a bullion stitch again, then it will be done.  I’m considering making an extra on muslin as a summer nametag for EGA meetings.

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4 Responses to Vintage Finds: Butterflies

  1. I’ve had a few finds, bit they represent a very very small percentage of the times I’ve been to thrift stores and yardsales. I wish you luck in your future trips.

  2. I’ve never really been that lucky to be honest. Although it isn’t for the want of trying – I can’t walk past a charity shop without popping in for a look around, I just never seem to be one of these lucky people who get the gems. I live in hope!

    I have a friend who once bought an entire stash of over 150 DMC threads all wound neatly onto bobbins and organised to perfection in plastic boxes for around Ā£15 on Ebay. It turned out to be a dead-lady’s stash being sold by her family šŸ˜¦ I immediately wrote a note which I store in my craft room telling DH what he should expect to sell my craft supplies for if anything ever happens to me, LOL!!!!!

  3. What has been your favorite find?

  4. I just LOVE a good thrift-store find like this! Gorgeous patterns šŸ™‚

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