Friday, February 16, 2007

Butterfly Box

Here is what I've worked on this week.
I'm calling it a Butterfly Box.

I started with 5 sides - house shaped ATC's that I made out of felt and fibers and pictures and embroidery. Then, using a hexagon base I sewed the sides together and onto the base, and then added little rings at the top to thread the ribbon thru.




The opening at the top forms a star. I like the way it does not close all the way together, so the butterflies can fly.

This has been a hard week in Northern Utah with the shootings at the mall in Salt Lake City on Monday night. An 18year old man took a shot-gun into Trolley Square and killed 5 people before he was shot by the police. As I worked on these 5 butterfly sides I thought of the 5 people who passed on. Butterflies are symbolic of new life, and I pray the victims can accept their new life as they are released from their bodies and from this world.

"Kiss the world good-bye and fly..."

I offer prayer for all the families and friends and for the injured who are in the hospitals, that they and the community may heal.

Following are the links of inspiration in creating a 5 sided box: Stitches has some box instructions, I found that link and a neat box on this blog: Cramzy, and I found her blog thru Jo's blog!

25 comments:

Anita said...

Oh my God, yes, I heard about that tragedy in the news but I did not realize that the mall is close to where you live.

I'll speak a prayer for the victims and their families tonight... may they rest in peace!

Your new butterfly box is GREAT!!! I really love all the photos you are sharing with us! Where did you get this inspiration from?

Have a wonderful week-end, Cat!

Kattfot said...

That is so beautiful, and your thought behind it is even more beautiful! I wish you a nice weekend!

/Catrin

zUzU said...

=^..^= Cat

As I was watching the news of what has again happend in the world, this time I noted it was in a place that I have been many times (I used to live in Utah and Trolley Square was a frequent place to visit.) It makes you think even harder -if that is possible- about such horrible tragedies when it becomes closer to heart.

It is so hard to even think about.

Your butterfly box is a special prayer ... A very wonderful one.

=^..^= love, zU

One Crabapple said...

Beautiful

YOU are beautiful.

BEautiful thoughts.... wishes and song.

The felted & quilted box is so lovely. I like the star shape too and how it stays slightly open.

This was a wonderful original idea. I love it !

Butterfly Box is the perfect name for it.

Kel said...

This is fantastic. Such a wonderful creation and loving thought of those lost.

Jill said...

I am speechless....so beautiful...so moving....so peaceful....

Micki said...

It is truly beautiful and a special tribute to the lost lives.

Linda Sonia said...

Oh my, your sentiments are so lovely and your lovely box is the perfect representation of your own loveliness.

LisaOceandreamer said...

This is a beautiful work of art Cat and so bittersweet at the same time. Such tragedies in this world, so senseless and so devastating for poor innocent victims. It's a lovely tribute.
XOXO

Anonymous said...

This is so cool and absolutly beautiful. I love this very much. I just dont know where you get you time. Keep up the beautiful work. NLW

stephanie said...

What a beautiful box and your sentiments and words are flying now and will help all those suffering and troubled by this horrible event.

Gail said...

What a clever project, You are so thoughtful.This is really different
and so perfectly named, butterfly box. Yes it is good to keep those families in prayer. BE BLESSED!

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely box, you have outdone yourself!

ktj

Naturegirl said...

~~May the butterflies be free!~~
That's what I LoVe about you cat you have such a caring spirit!Peace to all that need healing.hugs NG

judypatooote said...

There are prayer boxes, and now butterfly boxes....what a great thought....the box is beautiful as usual.....where do all the crazies come from....it is happening everywhere.....it's so sad, for these young children that feel such hate.....

Betzie said...

I love this box Cat...so very precious.
If only all the world could be as serene and beautiful as a butterfly.

Maryellen said...

This is such a wonderful idea. I love it and then of course it would not be any where near what it is if not your your creative eye and phenomenal talent. I love this. I wonder if I could create something along this line? Maybe beaded would be fun. Hummmmmm the wheels are churning. LOL

Janet said...

A beautiful butterfly box! And such a sweet tribute to the five people so tragically killed.

Carol said...

Oh my, how awful! :( I hadn't heard about that shooting. The poor people! *sigh*

Your box is gorgeous Cat, so special, just great!

sammy said...

Totally awesome is this box! Would you mind if I tried to make me one using your idea of the house shaped ATC's... If not I totally understand!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy, This wonderful box was obviously created with your kind prayers and love . . . . . all of your creations are made with so much love and kindness . . . . you are a VERY special person and it is a real pleasure to know you.

Your friend, JOY

Beth said...

What a wonderful artist you are. To make such a wonderful creation and to think of the unfortunate people who lost their lives. Your heart is so big. I love it Cat!!!

Emmy said...

wel I am in love with your box I just found you blog and see my name that is so nice , I also see that you are a Harley ridin girl so nice we are the proud owners of a Harley to and have made many holidays and rides on the bike
Love your blog and wil visite it again
regards Emmy

Salix Tree said...

Your box is beautiful!
And such a tragedy for all those people!

crafty said...

WOW wow wow

hugs
crafty joan in italy