It's March - which means, Spring may be around the corner...
I've been playing with paper and wire... and butterflies and birds!
My bird wreath was made from a kit I had purchased from Karla a while back. Working on this birdie wreath was the perfect therapy to wash away the Winter blahs and put me in the Spring mood.
Karla's tutorials are always detailed (but not too much) and easy to follow. She has the ability to take something simple (like wire) and create a beautiful project.
The kit included everything I needed to make it~ so many pretties in that box! It was fun to just pull each item out! She always packs her kits with the "good stuff" that's for sure.
My wreath didn't turn out quite the way I wanted... I feel the wires need to be a bit more "wild" and loose. I tend to be a bit too "structured" with my designs and I need to let go a bit; but it was still fun to make.
After "mastering" the whole wire wreath thing ... lol... I created a smaller version with a butterflies theme for a swap I was hosting over at An Altered Place.
For this swap, we had to use paper butterflies as our main attraction....
Starting with the wire wreath, I added the butterflies, some tiny millinery in the softest shades of peach, cream and blue, smaller tendrils of wire with beads...
A few touches of "bling" here and there~ some ribbons...
It is smaller (11" diameter) and delicate-looking... it was a bit hard to part with it. However, it makes me smile to know that my swap partner, Kelly, is enjoying it in her own home.
I'm already planning a few others to give to friends as a "welcome Spring" gift.
It's been such a long and frigid winter around here that we are all ready to embrace Spring in all its glory.