Saturday, April 27, 2013


The signs of spring are everywhere

The beauty of  blooming flowers....

Pink flowers by the side of the road

Sweet, sweet new life....

Kittens born in the backyard

Soccer season!

A little practice before the big game

Noli's team is the "Wild Angels"
Appropriate  : )

This month's challenge for the Blogging Business Artisans team is about renewal. Margaret (Splendid Little Stars) says "In Springtime, the earth renews itself. Life bursts forth from that which seemed dead. Our challenge this month is to create a project that honors a spirit of renewal."

I thought about what I could create in crochet that would show that spirit of renewal.
I thought about birds laying their eggs and baby birds being born;
I thought of the earth being washed clean and renewed after a spring shower;

then I thought of the way the butterfly lays its egg,

and the caterpillar is born right there on its own table of food.

How after the caterpillar has satisfied its hunger, 
it spins its special home

and is born again as a beautiful butterfly.

And then the process repeats, over and over again. 

This Growing Butterfly play set is a fun way for a child to learn how the caterpillar changes into a butterfly.

To see what other team members have created for this challenge go to our blog or our team discussions 

I'm also sharing over at Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound



Natashalh said...

Such cute new toys! They are totally perfect for the challenge. And the kitties again!

Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Great pictures of spring, and those kittens are so sweet! I love your new toys, perfect for the challenge!

Rebecca D. Dillon said...

Awww. What sweet little kitties. I love your growing butterfly play set! It's so cute and creative!

AntiquityTravelers said...

what a sweet play set! and a wonderful way to show renewal!! and always love pics of the kittens :)

BeadedTail said...

Love the way you used the renewal theme! Every time I see those kitties makes me want a kitten!

Kathleen said...

What a cute toy to show the cycle of the caterpillar and the butterfly!

pasqueflower said...

What a great response to the challenge! Too cute!!

Duni said...

That is adorable, Sarah! What a cute crocheted butterfly, such pretty colours :)
The kitties are so sweet!

Splendid Little Stars said...

the Wild Angels! --that cracks me up! perfect, no doubt!
Your caterpillar/butterfly is absolutely adorable!

Rose said...

Your caterpillar set is so awesome! Really cute toy idea. I love seeing the signs of new life this time of year.

Debbie said...

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A Creative Harbor said...

Wow ~ Great photos ~ newborn kittens are adorable and Noli is a cutie ~ Love all your needlework ~ so creative and colorful ~ ^_^

Thanks for your lovely comments ^_^

Sheryl Hastings said...

Love the kittens! Love the bug play set! I'm starting to really appreciate those cute kids toys now that I'm going to be a grandma soon!

Erika said...

Oh! The toys are incredible!!! This is the time of year when schools are teaching kids about caterpillars and butterflies and these would be perfect for the unit.

Susan Clayton said...

Makes me wish I had a little one! One of the sweetest things EVER. Glad I found your post at Pink Saturday - Happy to share your lovely item on fb with all my friends

Judy Nolan said...

This is so perfect for the April challenge! And I love the fact that it is educational as well.

Misty DawnS said...

I'm in love with that Growing Butterfly play set!!! Very creative and absolutely adorable idea! I'm pregnant with my first (and only) child, and I would love to get this for him/her, because I am a complete bug lover (if you ever visit my blog, you'll see what I mean LOL). I'm headed to check out your shop right now!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How adorable! I've just started to crochet again and having fun! I can't wait to look around and see what else you make! Hugs!


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