Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Butterfly Effect...

A calling ~

The Butterfly Project is an effort of the Holocaust Museum in Houston, Texas. In the spring of 2013 the museum is planning a special exhibit to memorialize the 1.5 million Jewish children who were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. They are collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. 

I heard about this special project through Debbie at The Gathering Nest who heard about it through Trudi at Two Dresses Studio. Click  on  Trudi's blog name or the “Butterfly Effect” button on my side bar to find out how you can participate and help the museum  to reach their goal. 

Here are two butterflies I've made and will be sending to Trudi.

A painted toggle button, a bead, a little scrap fabric, ribbon and antenna.


A vintage butterfly from "The Graphic's Fairy" printed on cotton fabric, lightly stuffed, stitched and frayed at the edges.

On the back of the vintage butterfly I've written the poem, "The Butterfly" the author of the poem was a young man, Pavel Friedmann, who was deported to  the Terezin ghetto in 1942 and two years later he died in Auschwitz. 


  1. Oh how extremely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this project!

  2. Hi Linda
    I love the butterflies. Soooo Cute.
    Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner.

  3. Hi Linda,
    Oh, I am so glad to know of this effort...I'll make some too and post them...Yours are amazing!!!! I am so glad that you came to visit me....Have a beautiful weekend!!

  4. Your butterflies are beautiful. What a wonderful tribute.


  5. Hi Linda--
    I've been working on my butterflies for the last 9 hours! I don't know if they look like it, but when I finish, I'll get them posted...I made them out of paper and fibers with graphics from Karen at the Graphics Fairy...can't wait 'til they're done so I can show them to you...I absolutely LOVE yours!!!

  6. Linda! They are wonderful! I was so excited to see this post - just like the last 3 minutes of a suspenseful movie! It just amazes me how different each person's 'take' is and how the butterflies just see a perfect way for creative expression. Thank you x 100. I'll let you know when they arrive.

  7. Hi again Linda,
    I forgot to answer your question about the flittering butterflies on my blog - I had a friend install them, but there are tutorials available if you google...I'm just not smart enough to figure them out! They'd look great here but rose petals would be awesome!

  8. Could you put a button on your playlist to turn it off? I would like to peruse the site, but that playlist is driving me away b/c I can't turn it off w/o turning off MY music that I listen to while browsing the internet. I tried reducing the volume to 0 on yours, but it kept coming up over mine. :( I would love to browse your site, though, b/c it looks great. I'll bookmark it and try again soon!


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