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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

A Natural Pair - Butterfly Bush/Ivory

Happy Saturday sewists!
This week's natural pair is the white butterfly bush and
the ivory By Annie handbag zipper.

Although the butterfly bush is called white,
it leans more toward the ivory side,
as you can see in the photo above.

The butterfly bush (generic name Buddeleia Davidii) comes in
several colors:  pink, purple, red, white, yellow
I have the pink, purple, and white growing in my backyard.
True to their name, the butterflies love them — and so do the hummingbirds and bees!

Butterfly Bush is a deciduous shrub here in zone 5,
but it can be an evergreen in warmer zones.
Be careful in those warm zones, though, it could become invasive.
That's not the case here in colder zones.
I just cut mine back almost to the ground every winter and it grows to be about 10 feet tall
the next summer; and it is a prolific bloomer from late July through frost.


My pink and white butterfly bushes are side by side and they make a massive statement!


I used a By Annie ivory handbag zipper on my Ultimate Travel Bag.
If you don't need a true, stark white zipper, the ivory is a nice neutral choice.

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