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my little monarch

Thank goodness for pinterest and friends.  Seriously, I was about to make Natalie her ‘sock’ costume that she wanted to be and then I saw my friend Kristin (skirt as top) pin this awesomely cute butterfly.  A sock wouldn’t have been so bad, I actually had some creative ideas for it, but I’m so glad the butterfly came along.  Don’t worry, Natalie had a whole list of possible costumes and luckily, a butterfly was near the top!

The instructions were really great, just discovered I should have bought more colored felt so I could have decorated both sides instead of just the back.  Oh well, next lifetime…

Meanwhile my little butterfly is pretty darn happy wearing her wings.

38 Responses to my little monarch

  1. Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home 10.27.2011 at 11:27 am #

    That is SOOOOO cute! Great job! I love pinterest for that reason as well. It’s like the best of the best. No need to sort through all the internet for what you want!

  2. gail 10.27.2011 at 11:37 am #

    that butterfly was on our list, too! your came out so great! there’s always next year for the sock :)

  3. Poppyprint 10.27.2011 at 11:43 am #

    And pretty darn cute!!! Way to go!

  4. Dans thoughts 10.27.2011 at 11:46 am #

    so cute!!!

  5. Maureen Cracknell Handmade 10.27.2011 at 11:48 am #

    Anna, I love them!!! What a lucky girl you have. :)

  6. kristin 10.27.2011 at 11:50 am #

    aaaah, this makes me so happy! i have been inspired by you in the past (many times), so i’m glad that i can return the favor through my pin!! her wings look awesome and she looks like a very happy butterfly. have fun trick-or-treating, natalie!

  7. Grandma G 10.27.2011 at 11:53 am #

    I love it!! I’ll have to pin it for my granddaughter for next year, because she’s set for this year.

  8. ESPERANZA 10.27.2011 at 11:59 am #

    So woooonderfull your little monarca!!!!!!!!

  9. Emily 10.27.2011 at 12:00 pm #

    So fun!! :)

  10. amy 10.27.2011 at 12:12 pm #

    A sock! That’s hilarious, I would have loved to see how you pulled that one off. I’m sure it would have been awesome! The butterfly is beautiful!!!

  11. Jeni 10.27.2011 at 12:23 pm #

    SO CUTE!! Seriously!

  12. bethanndodd 10.27.2011 at 12:55 pm #


  13. Happy in red 10.27.2011 at 1:25 pm #

    That’s precious!! I bought a pair of butterfly wings a few years back in the US and no, I don’t think that at 29 you’re too old for butterfly wings 😉

  14. **nicke... 10.27.2011 at 2:12 pm #

    adorable! seriously anna, can she get any cuter?

  15. MaryAnnB 10.27.2011 at 2:23 pm #

    Love the butterfly wings! I am busy making trick or treat drawstring nap-sacks for my six grandkids (even though the twins are not ready to use them at 13 weeks!). Maybe next year I’ll make them costumes and this one looks like one to add to the list!

  16. Katy Cameron 10.27.2011 at 2:30 pm #

    Those look fab :o)

  17. Sarah - Red Gingham 10.27.2011 at 2:40 pm #

    That is awesome!!! You must surely win mama of the year for that costume. She sure looks very happy about it. Happy flying little butterfly!

  18. African Kelli 10.27.2011 at 3:06 pm #


  19. Carolyn 10.27.2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Oh, I love this costume! It is perfect for her!

  20. Jess 10.27.2011 at 5:24 pm #

    It’s A-dorable Anna. Love the fall colors around her, too!

  21. quirky granola girl 10.27.2011 at 7:55 pm #

    great costume! and way cuter than going as “a sock”. where did she get that idea from?

  22. Meg 10.27.2011 at 9:05 pm #

    Super cute! She will be the prettiest butterfly around!

  23. Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts 10.27.2011 at 10:06 pm #

    Such a pretty butterfly and the costume is great too. :)

  24. Happy Together 10.27.2011 at 11:17 pm #

    How cute! She would fit right in down here with all the butterflies we have fluttering around :)

  25. kitzkatz 10.28.2011 at 3:19 am #

    Wow, what a cute butterfly! Looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings from Austria

  26. Marianne Norup - Dig-Mig 10.28.2011 at 3:39 am #

    Very cute and I can imagine that she is more than happy with it.

  27. Cindy 10.28.2011 at 8:54 am #

    Adorable and she looks so cute in it- I like the bare feet!! :)

  28. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 10.28.2011 at 4:23 pm #

    The wings are beautiful, Anna. Great job with the markings. My oldest is going as a monarch butterfly, too (store-bought wings :)

  29. Mauri 10.29.2011 at 12:09 am #

    wowzers! That is an awesome costume. As my usual comment, nice work momma!
    :) I just the eyes on a “blue-tailed lizard” costume… don’t know how the heck I got myself into that one.. :)
    happy halloween!

  30. Mom Taxi Julie 10.29.2011 at 1:11 pm #

    That’s super cute :) Love the pictures too!

  31. Emily Elizabeth 10.29.2011 at 9:10 pm #

    What an amazing butterfly! Isn’t pinterest simply wonderful? I just recently planned my halloween party playgroup based entirely on pinterest ideas and it turned out great!

  32. dana 10.29.2011 at 11:35 pm #

    oh Anna, that’s just the cutest! Well done! Love it. Is Emily going to be one too?

  33. V and Co. 10.31.2011 at 12:26 pm #

    love it! but i would of liked to see the sock! :) kyle wanted to be a flying squirrel… we got him to be a vampire instead. haha!

  34. ::little projects in style:: 10.31.2011 at 9:35 pm #

    i love the colors! :) and she does look very pretty in it! :)

  35. Die Schatzkiste 11.02.2011 at 2:49 pm #

    SOOO cute and lovely!
    Great done!

  36. gret 11.06.2011 at 12:58 am #

    Anna. This is amazing! I love love love it! (and so would a certain 3 year old). Where do you get the time and energy?

  37. amy 11.06.2011 at 2:12 am #

    oh goodness, that is just perfect. Your girls really are so lucky. She makes a lovely butterfly, I’m sure she would have made a sock look cute, too, though! xo amy

  38. Ulla's Quilt World 11.06.2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Hi! Greetings from Finland! That is so lovely! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world!

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