Nursery Rhyme Brooch
Blue Wooden Butterfly Wing Altered Art Brooch.
This beautiful butterfly brooch has been made by adhering a blue butterfly wing image to 1/8” (3-4mm) thick wood board and then laser cutting to shape. The reverse of the butterfly has been painted black and two wooden butterflies and a black lucite flower adorn the front of this brooch along with the words ‘be happy’. A silver plated brooch has been securely attached to the reverse.
etsy find of the day 3 | 4.7.14
cuckoo clock pin in black by greenaccordion
i grew up loving lapel pins — my mom is a teacher, and she ALWAYS had the coolest, most holiday-appropriate styles :D this cuckoo clock accessory is super detailed and is also available in brown. check out all of greenaccordion’s intricate felt designs, from typewriters to cassette tapes to custom embroidery pieces.
The drawings of butterflies done by Vladimir Nabokov were intended for “family use.” He made these on title pages of various editions of his works as a gift to his wife and son and sometimes to other relatives. In Brian Boyd’s words, “in these highly personal and affectionately playful drawings the scientific accuracy Nabokov needed in thousands of illustrations of the specimens he studied under the microscope was no longer relevant, and his imagination could take flight. In the butterflies Nabokov devised and labeled for Vera he mingles fact and fancy even more sportively than in his fiction.”
None of these drawings portray real butterflies, both the images and the names he assigns to them are his invention. The names often have some connection to the book that the butterflies adorn and, in most cases, play on words in English and Russian is used: “Paradisia radugaleta”, “Verinia verae”, to name just a few.
Throwback Thursday: Former Principal Dancer Chan Hon Goh as Odette in Swan Lake in 2000.
We’re giving away TEN Teefury shirts!
Teefury sells shirts for only 24 hours, but if they’re really good the designs end up available again in their gallery. They have a few Potter shirts, like the Luna one above, and we’re giving some of these away.
EDIT: If that link doesn’t work, you can also enter via our Facebook page.
Not the best photos on my part, but I’ve just listed these cute little bird earrings on Etsy
Hamwise Gamgee needle felted Lord of the Rings Hobbit Hamster by Mythillogical- Myths and Fabrications