3.04.2011

Flutter Butter ~ Pink Saturday

A little note to let you know the brick and mortar booth is coming along. Worked on it all week and have made some sales...woohoo. Update and photos to come next week hopefully. I still have some finishing decor touches to do. And in between days at the mall, the website and trying to keep the house reasonably taken care of...ha!, I made a little something for the grand-girls just because I wanted to send them a little "welcome Spring" present. I saw this darling project over at Tamara's blog, Etcetorize.  Don't you love that name?  Thank you T for this idea and I know the girls are gonna' love their cute happy shirts. 

She gave the shirts the name Fluttering Butterflies.  Cute name and the project is easy peasy and the butterflies only get better over time.  And what little girl doesn't love butterflies, or big girls too.... me! me! me!  It's so easy I am not going to give a tute but just a short paragraph on how to make them with photos.

I just bought some inexpensive long sleeve white tee shirts.  I found a simple butterfly clip art, made it the size I wanted in Word, printed it and made a cardboard template from that.  I bought some pretty Spring time colorful print fabric and using my template, cut out 5 butterflies for each shirt.  You can do as many as you want.  I did pink for Boo and blue for Al.  Make sure you get a cotton fabric that will ravel nicely.  I washed my fabric before cutting the butterflies out.  After you have them cut out, sew a simple straight stitch about 1/4" in from the edges.  Pin to your shirt and sew straight down the middle of the butterfly.  This is so the wings will stay free to flutter.  :)   The directions said to just throw in the dryer for a short while so the fabric will ravel but I washed my twice and then dried in the dryer.  The more it's washed the more it will ravel.  This gives you a raggedy really cute butterfly.  And that's it!  Sticking these cuties in the mail tomorrow with little gardening kits.  :)

Happy Pink Saturday!





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47 comments :

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Love these butterflies and you did an awesome job with this sweet tee!

I am wondering if you are going to have space for workshops at your new shop? Just asking...:o)


~ Gabriela ~

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

YAY you did make it ! AND you are such a good GRANDma ... I don't know how you do allll the things you do AND do them so darn well :))
I know your booth looks wonderful but can't wait for the photos.
(())

Char said...

Hi Lynn, I am so happy for you and the shop. I just know that you will be a huge success.
The butterflies are precious and just think of all the fabrics you can use. I don't think you can see a butterfly and not be happy.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Atelier de Charo said...

Chic!!

Xoxo
Charo

dana said...

OMG Lynn, what an adorable project!! Thanks for sharing that with us.....I will definitely make one for my little Grand Girl!!

I'm glad your booth is going well...how I long to do that again. It's such a thrill when folks buy your stuff!

Have a great Pink Saturday!!

L, Dana

Donnie said...

Those shirts are just so cute. Looking forward to pictures of your shop.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Gosh that's cute, Lynn. I'll bet the girls just loved it. Always something creative over here. Hey - good luck with the new store - I bet you're having a ball. xoxo Nancy

FRENCH, PINK, POODLES, AND PEARLS said...

WOW look how sweet they are.
Welcome Spring.... I wish. It's still freeeezing here.
What is brick and mortar shop??? Sounds intriging.
I'm back and I've changed.
Love you
Love me
xooxoxo

A Garden of Threads said...

They are so cute. Great job. Happy PS.

Sarah said...

Those grandgirls will be fluttering about in these. Cute idea! ~ sarah

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

So very pretty! What a great project!!

HPS!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Dee said...

Wow!!! I didn't know about the shop - that is sooo exciting! I can't wait to see / hear all about it. The butterfly shirts are so adorable, and yes, I love butterflies too. My favorite word in Spanish has always been "mariposa." Love you!

Shirley said...

Hi Lynn,
Wow, those T's are awesome..your going to be the best gram ever once they open that package...
Can't wait to see all the work you have been doing! Enjoy the weekend and dont work 2-2 hard!
~Shirley

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hey Lynn, The shirts are adorable and I know your grand daughters will love them. See you next week.
xo,
Sherry

Blondie's Journal said...

These are darling!!! I want one!

XO,
Jane

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

cute as can be! I am so glad that I stopped by! Happy Pinks...

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Oh how cute. What sweet family memories for grandparents and grandchildren are all sewed up in those cute shirts. Happy Pink Saturday!

Mari said...

HI~I LOVE THE BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES, JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!
H.P.S TO YOU :)

XO~MARI

liberal sprinkles said...

oh that looks so cute and easy to make. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes for your shop!

Mary said...

Love this idea. I they would look good on home decor as well.

Thanks for sharing!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Lynn, I have thought about you this week, I was going to email and see how it was going! I can't wait for the pics, I think I know your style, but I want to see it all together. What a great granny, sending spring presents! The shirts are sooo cute!

Carol

Terri said...

What a cute project and a great gift!
Hugs,
Terri

Terri Morse said...

Your butterfly shirts are so cheerful! They look so light and airy. Good luck with your shop!

Etcetorize said...

Hi Lyn! Love your tops. Thanks so much for linking back to Etcetorize. Have a great weekend~

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Lynn!
It has been a while since I visited. I have missed you. So glad to hear about your shop!
Hugs,
Penny

Rose Haven said...

Love the happy butterflies!! HPS!!

LizlovesVintage said...

I wish I could sew. I don't have it in me. The butterflies are so cute! Thanks for sharing your homemade!
xx Liz

ornamentsbypink said...

Hi Lynn, what sweet butterflies you made! Happy Pink Saturday!
Mary

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Hi.....cute idea, and aren't little girls the very best! Thank you for following and I have followed back to be sure and not miss YOUR chicken wire project.....look forward to seeing what you do.
xojana

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Fluttering Butterflies? Amazing...

Nice is nice, don’t you agree? Check it at Blogtrotter Two... Enjoy and have a great week!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a darling project! Your girls will love them!

Kat said...

Lynn, I am so happy for you. The very best to you with your new shop. If you get a chance, stop by my blog. I am having a giveaway of Annie's pretty potholders. Have a wonderful weekend.
http://sweetkatskitchen.blogspot.com/

Jeanne said...

Hi Lynn, I am glad your nest is coming along with your new shop. an exciting time for you.

The shirts you decorated for your grands are adorable. Love those butterflies. So will they, I am sure.

Hugs, Jeanne

Holly said...

A new shop?! That is exciting! I love your butterflies - how cute that is and I know how much you enjoyed doing that with your precious granddaughter.
Enjoyed your comment today. Thank you for stopping by!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lynn, Love the shirts and what a fun thing to do! Have a great weekend!

Tiffanee said...

That is so totally cute. I love it.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

These are so cute!

Happy Pink...

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Anne said...

Spread the wings and prepare to Fly, Pink Butterfly, so lovely. Visiting you here, Happy Pink Saturday

Mine is here, thanks

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CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Lynn....you sure have been busy! The butterflies on the T's are so cute and like you said...easypeasy! Now I'm going back to check out the details of your new brick and mortar shop! How exciting....wish I was closer to visit in the real world. Thanks for stopping by for Pink Saturday!

Amisha said...

Oh these butterflies look lovely. I would be delighted if you shared you creations with my "Being Creative" blog party on Sundays.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, this is sooooooo gorgeous! I love how the butterflies look like they are floating on that fabric. I wish I lived nearby so that I could visit that brick and mortar booth of yours. You are always filled with inspiration .

Karen

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how precious!!! I found your link on the new Sunday party at Amisha's...nice to meet you!!
XO

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Adorable! I think there are going to be some happy girls! Perfect for spring!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Great, great job on those butterflies. I bet your sweet little ones will adore what they grandmother has sewn for them. I love, love, love my little grandsons but hope to have a little granddaughter some day too! :)
Donna

Margaret Cloud said...

What a nice grandma you are and the shirts are adorable, I like the colors. Have a nice week.

roz said...

Butterflies are some of my favorite things and you've been so creative with their motif! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting so kindly. Now following you for more inspiration in my life. Roz at La Bella Vita

Beverly said...

Lynn, I love this idea. And, I know these treasures will be adored.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend.

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