Wednesday 19 December 2012

Winged Wednesday

If you suffer from Mottephobia {a fear of moths I kindly advise you not to continue reading this post}

So, this Wednesday, it's all about wings. Specifically the beautiful wings on these moths.

I ordered these from this etsy shop a couple of weeks ago and they winged their way over from the States to my home, arriving yesterday.
I like to imagine that they escaped their packaging and flew as a flutter of vintage moths over the Atlantic Ocean.

Are they not the most beautiful delicate creatures?
They are made using vintage illustrations on laser cut wood and painted black at the back.

I am in love and mesmerised with these pretty little things and cannot wait to make them into brooches, drill little holes to make necklaces and some other ideas I have up me sleeve!

I have this little angel. For me she left her wings.



  1. What a lovely range of colours and designs - I can see them making lovely pieces of jewellery
    All the best for the festive season

  2. They are gorgeous - love the muted colours!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. They are wonderful, Penny, - I want to copy them and applique them on to something! Lx

  4. They will make unique and beautiful jewelry Penelope, it will be lovely to see what wonderful creations you make with them.

  5. I am not a fan of the moths that share our house and eat our carpets, but those are beautiful!

  6. They are so pretty, and unusual too, what plans have you for them? :)

  7. Just read your post again, so know now!!! :)

  8. Aren't they lovely, they will make adorable brooches.

  9. These are adorable even for moths! I like the one with the little furry antennae, glad he's no real though :)

  10. Oh my word. I can see why you ordered these. My favourite is the violet and blue one. :)

  11. Theae are exquisite, I can just see them as brooches. Love your other posts too, especially the embroidered teatowel, how could anyone possibly dry up with anything so lovely!

    Penny x

  12. Glad they weren't real. My mother used to catch butterflies as a child and the way she explained they were mounted wasnt nice.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog; it means a lot to think you are looking in.

  13. I love your moths. When I was a kid in Nigeria I collected moths. Not to pin out, dead on a board, usually just overnight in my high tech 'observation box' (a shoe box). One very large one with delightful feather-like antenna, furry body and powdery wings laid eggs in the box. These soon hatched into tiny, tiny, black, hairy caterpillars. They were so cute. I had fantasies of raising them in my room.....sadly Mum did not share my enthusiasm and they were all swept outside. So sad. I like to think a few of them survived. Can't wait to see all the things you plan to do with yours.