I've been embroidering and patching old jeans for my Etsy shop. This has turned out to be kind of a labor-intensive-crazy-lunatic thing to do but I'm OK with that. I decided to listen to one of my favorite bands of the early 70's for some inspiration as I was sewing. LIGHTHOUSE from Ontario, Canada. I thought the lead singer was just the cutest...
In one of the videos I watched he's wearing a t-shirt with a big butterfly on the front. Butterflies were obviously a theme.
So, I'm going to embroider some butterflies on the jeans. Here's an example of the real thing from the 70's at amy4catherine on Etsy.
Can't forget mushrooms though - also very popular with hippie types...
I just sold these 70's mushroom shakers from my Etsy shop today.
My sister has this leather cuff in her shop - Trailer Park Gypsy. Butterflies AND mushrooms - perfect!
Crazy plastic wall art at Babylon Sisters.
Love the pattern on these little note cards from RetroMemories.
More vintage embroidery at TinyWingsVintage. Note - mushrooms and butterflies.