Creativity as a Symptom of Pregnancy

It seems creativity is my newest pregnancy symptom – a vast improvement on all the others to this point!

I saw the most beautiful butterfly chandelier on the Internet, but after searching online I couldn’t find anyone in South Africa who sold them. Although I could have ordered from overseas, the costs were high and the chances of potential damage a little steep for me.

So, against all good judgement I decided I was going to make one myself – haha! From a vague idea to an obsession, on Thursday I went in search of a butterfly punch – unsure if I even could find anything like it locally.

And I did! Along with 2 materials, card and a thin tracing paper, in pale pink, fishing line and glue –

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The punch makes beautifully delicate little butterflies and I spent hours that night making them. The punch is quite stiff and requires a lot of effort to ensure the cuts are clean and the butterflies remain delicate.

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Then all the butterflies needed to be gently folded exactly half way so that at a later time one tracing paper butterfly could be glued back to back with a card butterfly.

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And then came the really difficult part :) applying glue and getting 2 butterflies of different textures to stick to the fishing line and each other along a very narrow fold.

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And they are looking amazing if I do say so myself; still a long way to go though. I need to restock on materials and to find the perfect piece to hang the lines of butterflies from.

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I will keep you up to date on my grand creations. There is another in the works already!

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