I made this button fairy for a trade on FAT (Fiber Art Traders). I haven't participated in one of their trades for quite awhile. This one sounded like fun. Today I made her wings using my Janome 11000 and a butterfly wing design. The thread is Holoshimmer by Sulky. It can be difficult to do machine embroidery using metallic threads. I didn't have any trouble because I sat and pretended to be a thread guide for the entire time. It really helps to have a great distance between the machine thread guides and the spool. It helps to keep the kinks (I guess that what they are called) from reaching the needle.
Her face is cut from an Old Maid card and the buttons and bead are from my stash. A fun little project for this afternoon.