Saturday, June 28, 2008

my love/hate relationship with butterflies

I did something a bit different yesterday. What do you think? I really like it. It makes me smile :o)

The idea wasn't mine at ALL, so I can't take the credit. I saw much larger 'versions' of this a couple of years ago and I've seen a few people in the blogging world have a go at it, so I thought I would too! I really like it.

Want to know something weird about me (perhaps it could be to make up for never taking part in memes)? I love butterflies (no, that's not the weird thing) - I have clothes with butterflies on, I have jewellery with butterflies, I have bags covered in butterflies, we even had a butterfly theme at our wedding. I think they are beautiful. And so very jolly. But REAL butterflies? No. Don't ever take me to a butterfly house. They are just too fury. They make my skin crawl. I can't stand moths either; butterflies are basically just pretty moths. So that was it. That was the weird thing: I love butterfly things but hate butterflies. I know, I know: I'm a big oddball!

By the way, thank you all for your lovely lovely comments: they keep me going. I'm going to make more sock creatures and I shall put them up for sale! How exciting!

edited: I got my inspiration for this piece here.


  1. I agree with the butterfly phobia!!! Evil beasts that they are... I was in a butterfly farm in Stratford and I was shown up by small children on a school trip as I (a 6'4" giant) ran around screaming "they're in my hair! get them out! arghhhh!!!"

    Etsy probably for the sales of the brill sockcreatures!, But if you need a small site send me an email and i'll set something up for you.

    ttfn :)

  2. we should thank you for brighting our day frame goes well with the butterflies again ten out of ten.

  3. I agree. The whole thing is beautiful and I am so honoured to be able to look at it every day! Keep up the great work.

  4. Thank you beatriz! And welcome to my blog!

    POD: ten out of ten?! Why thank you so much!

    Matthew: your comment made me laugh heartily - "they're in my hair!". In fact, reading it again still makes me chuckle!

    Mr Pippa: thank you, as always.