Saturday, November 7, 2009

THE ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY


Frannie stuck in her thumb and pulled out a plum and said, "it's Sharon - Sharon won!" Good guesses from all and thank you for entering.

This book, "Barbie Mariposa", was the inspiration.

How did we do?

Very Poofy!

Layers and layers of pink tulle in two different colors - 9 yards total.

Very Sparkly!

Oodles and oodles of glitter - 3 different shades of pink. Not to mention all the pink sequins that outlined the wings on both sides.

Getting Ready To Take Flight!

The wings were made out of black foam core - they actually had movement. I made hinges out of paper and tape. Frannie has worn them four times and they are still in one piece. I also made shoulder straps out of very wide black elastic and attached them to the foam core with long pearlized pins.

Here's a close-up of the headpiece modeled by Mr. Pumpkin.

Frannie said Mariposa needed a wand, so I made one to match her headpiece.

I started with a styrofoam ball and a dowel painted green. Hot glued on some of my crepe paper roses along with other floral petals and leaves, attached some butterflies and then tied on some pink glittered ribbon streamers. Voila!

S.W.A.K.

4 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

So Cute! Frannie looks adorable -- you guys are so clever. And Congrats to Sharon!

dianne said...

now that is a sweeeeeet butterfly - i'm not gonna show this to my granddaughters cuz they'll wonder why THEY didn't get such a cool costume

PunkiePie said...

Gorgeous Marsha. And Frannie made a beautiful butterfly. I just love it. Congratulations to Sharon!

Mary Anne Drury said...

What a GORGEOUS butterfly!!! and congrats to Sharon !