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lightning bugs...

These days, I hear people mention fireflies, and of course, they are so magical. But I always remember referring to them as lightning bugs. And I remember how amazed I was when I found out that they are not found in many parts of the world. They have always been part of summer, and spotting the first lightning bug of the year, or even the night is such fun!

So...yesterday, I bought some of this:

it glows

And I used it to stitch these:

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(They are made with a french knot for the head, and detached chain/lazy daisies for the wings. Then I satin stitched the body freehand with the glow floss, and at the same time I was stitching this, I was attaching the felt piece to a bobby pin. Easy peasy!)

hair pins

Now I can have glowy lightning bugs in my hair! I've made two so far, but I think I need more...

19 comments:

  1. Oh they are so very cute!

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  2. how clever! these are super cute!

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  3. Super cute!!! Great idea lady! -Katie

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  4. That's such a great photo of the glow-in-the-dark thread! Love the litle buggies too :)

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  5. Really beautiful and cute... ^^

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  6. how creative!...and cute:)

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  7. I didn't even know glow in the dark thread existed! how exciting :)

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  8. Mollie they are so cute!!!

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  9. Oh and Mollie, we don't have lightning bugs!

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  10. so cute. these look so delicate

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  11. Anonymous6:49 PM

    Oh, so cute!! You need to sell those hairpins!



    Louise

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  12. i agree...you should sell them ;) i want to make some and go prancing through the park :)

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  13. Such a cool idea! Lightning bugs are one of my favorite parts of summer... what a great way to capture their essence. :)

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  14. Ohhhh... What a lovely way of adding details to hair pins! I would also love to make some. BTW, where did you buy that glowing floss?

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  15. Thank you! The glow-in-the-dark floss is made by DMC, and I bought it at JoAnns.

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  16. This is a truly innovative design! I didn't even know glow-in-the-dark floss even existed! Thanks for sharing. I will link in a future blog post so others can come visit! Pearl

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  17. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing.

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