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« on: March 31, 2008 10:27:50 AM »

So this project comes along with a story. My grandfather passed away in late summer, since then we have kind of affiliated any sight of a butterfly with him being around. This started when my grandmother started taking note that whenever she felt most down a butterfly would show up and stick around, sometimes even groups. The same happened to my mother, whenever she was really missing him a butterfly would of course pop-up.

About 5 or 6 months ago she found a butterfly in the backyard, its life had already expired so she brought it inside and kept it in on the counter in a little dish. I know that's kind of morbid. . .but it continued to sit there until this past weekend.

My moms birthday was Saturday so I decided to make her a shadow box for her butterfly. I used papers, stamps, metal decorations, and fake flowers. In person it looks like the butterfly is in flight or near landing on one of the little flowers I put in the box, which has about 1 inch depth


« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008 10:36:12 AM »

That's so pretty! I'm sorry about your grandfather, what a beautiful way to remember him.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008 11:15:16 AM »

beautiful!  That is such a special way to remember your grandfather.  I'm sure your mother will love it!

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008 11:51:46 AM »

This project is sooo beautiful as it is thoughtful!!!

Your mother is so lucky for having an incredibly caring as well as crafty daughter!

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008 12:11:47 PM »

This is beautiful, I'm glad you guys have something like butterflies to remember him by.

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008 02:14:57 PM »

First how sweet you were to make something for you Mom and second how nice it came out! You do nice work!
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008 10:56:00 AM »

We have the same thing in my family. My aunt passed away three years ago this June, and after it happened butterflies kept coming around. Now, everything is in butterfly form to remember her by. This is a great idea for a birthday present for my grandma. I love it!
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008 11:41:29 AM »

Thanks for the comments. I'm happy with how it turned out because my mother absolutely loved it.

Muffins, I'm sorry about your aunt. My grandma sent out magnets to all of us that say "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly." I was browsing etsy recently and there is a seller that sells a wall decal with the same phrase. just sharing  Wink


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