Friday, September 21, 2012

Nice to meet you link party.....Favourite things you have made

Today the Nice to Meet You gang are linking up again, today our topic is: Favourite things you have made.
Its hard to choose a favourite, but I really like how this project turned out.   Sometimes they don't quite work like you have planned.  I wanted a lantern or mobile to hang under the mosquito net over Little Miss J's cot.  Something to move softly and catch her eye as she drifted to sleep.  And I didn't want to spend a fortune.  And I was heavily pregnant with limited creative energy.  
To make: One sunshine yellow paper lantern, two packets of gorgeous acetate butterflies, some silver jewellery wire, a glue gun, and about an hour of playing with different placements and I was done.  
Some butterflies are glued directly to the lantern, some are glued to strands of wire so they hover away from the paper.  To finish off I hung a lavender crystal through the lantern which catches the afternoon sunlight, reflecting rainbows around the room.
Little Miss J has always loved it.  As I put her to bed I shake the net gently, the butterfly's flutter gently, and Little Miss J drifts off to sleep.
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The lovely bloggers hosting are:
Ashley @ Bricks & Baubles;  Lindsay @ Shrimp Salad Circus;  Lianne @ A Content Housewife;  Jeanette @ Artchoo;  Lauren @ Elleby Design;  Ashley @ She Makes A Home;  Erika @ Fox Trot Press;  Suzannah @ Adventures in Dressmaking;  Sentrell @ Suite Seven;  Dani @ The Future Reynolds;  Jenny @ House Full of Pretty;  Haeley @ Design Improvised;  Eva @ Build House Home
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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I think I'd love to have that in my room! It is nice to meet you!

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  2. I LOVE this adorable lantern. It turned out really cute- I wonder if my 9 year old would like it....

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    1. My nine year old does but would never let me put it in her room. Getting to cool these days!

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  3. What a sweet idea!! Rainbows (from the crystal) and butterflies!! LOVE IT!

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  4. This is beautiful! Simplicity at it's best.

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    1. Thankyou! With my limited skills simplicity is often the best thing to aim for. Otherwise I end up with pinstrosities.

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  5. Eva, that mobile is absolutely stunning. So beautiful. I wish I had done something like that when my little ones were babies.

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    1. It's not to late, or are they getting to cool for pretty things like my big one

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  6. As you can see I thought it was favourite project, not favourite 6! Will have to make up for this next time!

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  7. That butterfly mobile is gorgeous! Any little girl would love to have that in her room!

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  8. Really beautiful Eva - I love that it is something unique to anything I have seen and so simply done but for a big effect. I just love the realistic looking paper butterflies!

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    1. What a lovely compliment. It's hard to be unique in this age of pinterest, but easy to find inspiration so I guess I won't complain. I do love pinterest!

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