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August Newsletter

August is a crazy month for all of us. The experiences of summer have come to an end, training camps are underway, school is around the corner, and promises of a quiet home are on the horizon. This is the month where we transition from our whimsical spirits to a settled lifestyle. But the adventure doesn’t stop. This is the month where we get to try new things, like sign up for a class or fill up the closet with fall fashion favorites.

Here in the store, we are only beginning to gain momentum into change! We want to dedicate more time to social media to connect with everyone who comes to the store. Connecting is a beautiful gift that we take for granted in our web-based world. However, we at Bella Butterflies want to share our insight and creativity with everyone and give chances for new adventures and insight. We feel it is very important to reach out and spread a positive attitude-and we do it with our artistic flair!

We have new merchandise pouring into the shop every week, like our vintage pharmacy bottles that are perfect for a fall ambience. Ashlea is busy creating a new jewelry line that incorporates a lot of real turquoise and vintage pieces from around the world, along with elegant accessories for those who prefer a subtle look. If you follow our Twitter or Facebook pages, you’ll get sneak peaks at the hand crafted jewelry, which will make its debut at GrapeFest in September. Also coming next month will be our art classes! We will teach you how to craft multi-medium creations that are perfect for every home while having a great time.

As you get ready for whatever August has to throw at you, stop by the shop to enjoy our creative home. We would love to see you!  

 
Artists, Free Spirits, Soulful Adventurers, We are Bella Butterflies girls!
 

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2

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Featured Customer Contest
 

Working at Bella Butterflies, we meet so many amazing people with touching stories. But why should we be the only ones to hear them? We want to feature a customer each month, and reward him or her with 45% off an item! 

How do you enter? Whenever you make a purchase, you can drop your name into our paint bucket. At the end of the month, we will draw out our new featured customer! One entry per purchase, and every $100 spent you can enter an additional time.

Our paint bucket will be set out on September 1st. Come on in, Pixel is anxious to meet you!

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Meet Our PR Manager
 

We are happy to introduce the newest belle here at Bella Butterflies, Margaret “Meg” Puklicz! Fresh out of York University with a professional writing degree, Meg carries our passion for creativity and originality. She was raised here in Grapevine and loves Texas more than anything. After finishing her undergrad and working for a magazine and two book publications, Meg felt called to serve the place she calls home. Being from the technology generation, she dove right into our social media and shop, hoping to spread the word about Bella Butterflies. 

Meg’s favorite thing to do? Drive down the interstate while blasting country music with a sweet tea in the console. 

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Fall Classes
 

We will begin our fall classes in September. Once the schedule has been set, we will let you know! We are hoping to have one class before GrapeFest! All other classes will begin after the festivities. 

Please stay tuned to your email! 

Spreading Our Wings

Hello friends!

Do you ever feel like you need a change? A caterpillar can take a couple weeks or a few months to transform inside of its cocoon. Eventually, a gorgeous butterfly emerges and flies off to new adventures. Artists decide to try new things and push their limits, expanding the horizons on his or her talent.

Bella Butterflies is currently going through our own type of transformation, one in social media. There are so many ways to stay connected and advertise yourself, which we are all aware of by now (after all, it’s 2013!). From Facebook to Pinterest, we are going to do a 180!

So stay tuned for weekly blogs, new website designs, and constant looks into Studio 415 and Bella Butterflies shop!

God Bless!

The Bella Butterflies Team

I was thinking it might be kinda cool to try and blog W.Foster’s “Daily Book of Art”

I was thinking it might be kinda cool to try and blog W.Foster’s “Daily Book of Art”

What have I been up to??

Well, we have been busy butterflies making tons of knew merchandise! All I seem to do is WORK. I do admit though, I would be doing it anyway!

"Artists, Free Spirits, Soulful Adventurers"..
We are Bella Butterflies Girls…..

I have not yet posted this year and just want to let you know “I am baaack” <3

I have not yet posted this year and just want to let you know “I am baaack” <3

clubmonaco:

Another “material lust” I found at the local antiques show were these beautiful carpets. I can see each of them as gifts for my sister and mother, and maybe one for myself. -That Kind of Woman

I love this look!

clubmonaco:

Another “material lust” I found at the local antiques show were these beautiful carpets. I can see each of them as gifts for my sister and mother, and maybe one for myself. -That Kind of Woman

I love this look!

(via thatkindofwoman)

Yarn lanterns - DIY

I love these, and so does everyone else! We’ve had them up in our studio for quite a while so I just thought I’d share how to make them!

What you’ll need:

Water

Cornstarch

School glue

Yarn

Balloon

First, make sure you have a good container to mix your water, cornstarch, & glue in. I just used a small bowl, remember, a little goes a long way! I didn’t do exact measurements of each product, I just kept mixing and adding them as I needed to. You can start wrapping the yarn around the balloon once you get a good thick paste.

Next (and yes, it will get messy), after you cover your yarn in the glue mixture, start wrapping the balloon. I made it really random imperfect, I really like the way the messy ones look.

After you’re done wrapping the balloon you have to let it dry for about 24 hours. Once it’s all dry just pop the balloon and hang it with some fishing line! It’s such a cute thing to place in the corner of your room or office.

EDIT: One thing I did forget was covering my balloon in Vaseline before I started wrapping the yarn. You don’t HAVE to do this step, but it makes it easier to get the balloon out of the yarn sculpture after you pop it.

&#8230;and don&#8217;t you forget it!

…and don’t you forget it!