A few years ago when Betty Jo was just a wee thing, the first figurative range of brooches I made were butterflies. I sold them at Craft Victoria among other places. Well yesterday all the planets aligned and Voila, a new bunch of Betty Jo butterflies have emerged from their cocoons.The creative process to reach this point was interesting to say the least.
While having a lovely meeting over coffee with Tinnie Girl to nut out some ideas for the Stitches and Craft Show it was suggested that a simpler Betty Jo product should accompany my current ranges of brooches and pendants. Mmm, great idea.
Then later,while at Craft Victoria delivering some stock I was drawn to these gorgeous Butterflies by Lightly. They had been in the "encounter" window installation last month, and were now for sale. This pretty nasturtium saucer butterfly spoke to me, and is now an early birthday present for moi!That led me to reminisce about all the Betty Jo butterflies I'd made and slowly the idea was forming.
On arriving home I found two big packages of vintage lino from the absolutely fabulous Silly Gilly and Dick and Dora. Sent to me from Adelaide and Hobart. Thanks so much.
And my great neighbour had kept some more lino from his renovation of "Fred's house"......it was raining gorgeous lino.So look out Stitches and Craft Show.....I'm on a roll!