The Dragons are coming to a Summer near you

There is something quite mesmerising about watching Dragonflies during the summer - their iridescent coloring and double wings make them look as if they are hopping and dancing through the sunlight. Kajsa, from the wonderfully crafty blog, Syko (she also wrote Scandinavian Stitches), recently made these amazing Dragonflies using a design template by Amy Adams, from her recently published Countryside Softies. I love Kajsa's interpretation of the dragonfly, with it's huge shiny gold eyes! I also love the fact that it is small enough, to use up all those scrappy bits of fabric, that are always too small to do anything with, but that you can't quite bring yourself to throw away!

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"Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly
hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky."
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Silent Noon

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If you fancy having a go at making your your own dragonfly, you will be pleased to know that the publishers of Countryside Softies, Stashbooks have made a FREE pdf download available! Go here to download! And don't forget, if you do make anything using buttons, then head over to the Facebook page Bonkers About Buttons and post your photos - we would love to see them!