Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Flutter by Butterfly

Okay so I know many of you are aware that the lovely Trudi Sissons over at Two Dresses Studios has been asking for butterfly donations, but for any of you who missed the call and may be interested here's the deal...

The Holocaust Museum in Houston Texas is dedicated to educating people about the holocaust, the millions who perished as a result and to remind us all of the danger of apathy, prejudice and hatred and where it can lead. One and a half million children died as a result of
the holocaust and in rememberence of them the museum has launched project butterfly. They would like to collect one and a half million butterflies which will go on show in the spring of 2013 in what should be a momentous exhibition. Now the lovely Trudi Sissons has volunteered to collect handmade butterflies from you. Would you like to make one and join in? All you need do to join the fun is click on the butterfly image below to go to her blog and read the details. It really is easy. Just make your butterfly and post it to her and she will on forward them to the museum. It is that simple. Come and join the fun and your butterfly can be one of the many too.

Here's mine, posted and on it's way across the seas to Trudi.



A few fabric scraps and a little copper wire and hey presto...

a butterfly.




Winging it's way to Trudi as we speak.

Come and join the fun. Just click on the butterfly link below to jump to Trudi's blog and read all about it.

Hope to see your butterfly flutter by too.



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10 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

ethereal and light, beautiful and gossamer and copper!! imagine that... hmmm, I was just looking thru my stash to see what I had in COPPER for a certain book... lol!! xoxox

Debrina said...

Oh it's just lovely, Kim!!!

Riki Schumacher said...

Beautiful Kim, and such a worthy cause. Riki

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Oh, this is lovely Kim! I adore the copper body and I like the use of doilies on the wings. It will be a great addition to the collection!

alteredbits said...

oooh, it's so lovely kim! i just adore this!! i need to finish mine. both of my boys said that they would like to do it too. perhaps that's something we'll complete this weekend -- you're such an inspiration!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Kim , thanks for the feedback, really appreciate it. We'll see how they go, one necklace at a time! Wish you could join us for class, c'mon over! Hugs, Riki

rivergardenstudio said...

Your butterflies are lovely, joyful and airy, perfect for the cause and perfect for their flight... roxanne

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

THANK YOU!!! I saw your beautiful butterfly on the side of Cat's (Dolce Vita) blog just now and thought oh my ...sigh...isn't that a beautiful butterfly and immediately clicked on it to see a larger view and then read this. Can you understand how my heart skipped a beat then reading that you were sending it for the Holocaust project? You have made my day. This week we've received 4 butterflies, all from the same person and I am anxiously awaiting today's mail hoping a few more have found their way here. In the meantime, I've been trying to come up with new ideas to keep the project alive. So, I'm also very grateful to you for writing about it here, spreading the word and these acts of kindness.

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Hi again Kim!!
I'm happy to tell you, your beautiful butterfly has touched down and will be gracing the pages of the Butterfly Effect Update #10.

Thank you again Kim for taking part in this project and allowing me to care for your precious piece until it flies again to Houston!!

Warm regards,
Trudi

Rice said...

These are so gorgeous! The style of your work really appeals to me. I have tried working in this style and it's way harder than it looks. I'm still working on it. Maybe someday I'll create something that is at least passable. :)