Monday, February 28, 2011

Lions, Tigers and Bears oh no...well not Lions or Tigers. :)

I started on a new needle felted bear last night. This little fella will live in Colorado when he is done.

I also made some pot holders and a tea towel for a friend last week. I think they turned out fairly well since it was the first time making anything like that. I used some corduroy and linen like material . I like the ragged effect because you can hide errors or imperfections easier. :)

Also this is the last day to enter my CSN Stores $15 Gift Code giveaway, so be sure to enter before midnight tonight!
Linky parties :

Sumo Sweet Stuff

Sunday, February 27, 2011

211 Followers! Wow!

Wow, Cariboo Butterfly Handmade now has over 210 followers! That is exciting. Thank you for your support!!!
I am sorry for the lack of posts this week, but I have had a lot on the go. I went to Prince George yesterday, and got to spend some time in Michaels! I could have stayed all day in there. I got some cool felt squares in some cool colours. I just got a bunch of felt locally too! I am waiting on some yardage felt to show up, and then I have some bear orders to start on. I am going to plan out some non-commissioned projects very soon too.
I hope all is well in your world. It is snowing here again, and I am soooo ready for spring.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

So much to do, so little time...

I am in the midst of a few projects, awaiting materials to arrive, and working on trying to organize my life a little better. I have 4 bears to make, making a gift for 3 Lovelies, and working on hair accessories to display in a local hair salon as well. Not to mention a pile of laundry that is ever growing, and a 4.5 year old that is always moving. I am a tired lady.
My life is surrounded by wool roving, felt, beads , baubles, ribbon, findings, and a hot glue gun.

I am really excited about the coming bear orders, and can't wait to see how they turn out. :)

Hope all is well in your world.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New York Bear

Well, my latest needle felted creation made it to his new home in record time. I mailed him on Tuesday, and he is already in Niagara Falls, New York!

I am so proud of this little guy!
I have made a listing in my Etsy shop for custom orders, and I have already had two more inquiries for orders! :)

The pattern is cut from a wool rayon blend of felt, and then needle felted with 100% New Zealand Corriedale roving. I then hand sew the pieces together, and stuff with polyfibre. All of the detail work is needle felted. His arms and legs are string jointed. He is about 9 inches tall in a seated position.

It takes a few hours to create these little cuties, but worth it in the end! :)

I am linking up at these great link parties.

Sumo Sweet Stuff

The Girl Creative

freckled laundry
Shibley Smiles Sunday Blog Hop

Free Hot Samples

Good Saturday Morning!

I certainly hope that it is beautiful,sunny and warm where you are. I long for colour and warmth. Winter has been too long, too cold, and too white!
Here is a snippet of a treasury I just created over on Etsy. You can view the full treasury here.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Only 9 days left before the end of my $15 CSN Gift Code Giveaway, so be sure to enter! :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SOOOO Adorable!

I have seen variations of these little gems around the web, and decided to make one myself as a gift for the little girl of a friend of mine.
I think it turned out so sweet! It was a fun little project. This is intended to be a hair bow holder, but can easily personalized to be a girl's room door plaque as well. I am going to be offering custom orders for these in my Etsy and Artfire Shops very soon! :)

I am linking up at these crafty parties:
Transformation Thursday
Beyond The Picket Fence


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fun & Simple rainy day craft for the kids

Free Flying Kite

My husband came up with this cool idea for a kid's craft the other day.
A fun and simple craft for the kids to do on a snowy or rainy day, and dream of warm sunny weather!

You will need:

colorful paper
20 gauge craft wire
curling ribbon

1. First cut out a diamond shape from your paper,
you can decorate it the way you want

2. Cut some pieces of ribbon for your tail

3. Tape the ribbon to the backside of the diamond for the tail

4. Cut a length of craft wire. I used a 20 gauge plastic coated wire.

5. Poke it through the center of the diamond, and secure it to the back with a piece of tape.

6. Shape the wire to look like floating kite string. My husband says to make it as straight as you can. I put waves in my example, and technically wouldn't resemble a flying kite. :)
You can go an extra step, and paste a matching diamond shape to the back to give it a finished look.

7. Put a loop at the end for the kids to hold on to.

Once your kite is put together, it is time for fun. The kids can run around through the house like they are flying a kite. Very cute!

Have fun!

Another creation is on it's way to his new home. I have refrained from posting pics on my blog so as not to spoil the surprise for the recipient.
I have linked up my picasa album here for those that want to see this sweet, sweet needle felted bear! :)

I am linking up at:
Hump Day link

handmade projects

Show and Tell Green

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day from Cariboo Butterfly

Have a creative, fun and love filled day!
I have entered a project on this link up party, but I haven't actually blogged about him just yet.

Be sure to enter my CSN Stores $15 Gift Card giveaway here!