I have been really busy at school in the evenings. However, most of the things I'm working on are still "in-progress" and I am waiting to finish up some of those projects before writing about and showing them on the blog. So........be patient if you are waiting for more Montessori posts. I promise that there are MANY MANY MANY more on the way.
That said, the last few evenings (after working at school and putting the boys to bed) I have been working on a little friend that will make her debut in this post. Allow me to present ..................Madame Butterly.
I stitched up this little gal using a pattern from Hilary at Wee Wonderfuls. I had been thinking about making one ever since I saw Meg's a while back. Looking at hers again, I think I may make a little chyrsalis for it as well. That is so cute the way she modified the pattern. I sewed this with the wool blend felt, and I have to say that after making several things with the wool blend felt I really do like it better than the cheaper craft felt. And I think the items I make will wear better. The ice cream cone I made with the craft felt is already starting to become fuzzy from use. However, my banana with the wool blend felt is wearing really well. I used a cotton batik print for the inside of the wings and little brown pom-poms for the eyes. As I've said before, I really like hand-sewing. And this was a fun little project to do while relaxing in the evening. Here are a few more photos.