Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ladybugs are a Popular Design in Handmade Crafts

Ladybug Handmade Coaster
Ladybug Coaster

Ladybugs are probably the nicest insect around.  Besides being useful in gardens, they are favorites of children.  In the United Kingdom, Ladybugs are called 'Ladybirds'. These brightly colored insects are also considered 'lucky'.

Let's look at some ladybug designs on a few lovely handmade items found on Etsy.

Quilted Handmade Ladybug Purse


Quilted Ladybug Purse
Handmade Quilted Ladybug Purse

This cute quilted purse has an adorable design of ladybugs in red with black spots on a white background.  Made with 100% cotton fabric, the top of the purse has red fabric with white polka dots and black fabric accents, along with a black bottom and handles. The inside of this quilted purse is lined with red fabric and there are 3 pockets made with the ladybug fabric.

ladybug purse
Quilted Ladybug Purse - Inside view
Quilted Ladybug Purse has a black button and loop for closure. It is a very sturdy purse and it will stand on its own.  It measures 10-1/2” tall, 13-1/2” wide, and has a 4 inch bottom.  There is a 12-1/2 inch drop on the handles.

Ladybug quilted purse is a unique and interesting design for your Spring and Summer wardrobe.  It is the creation of Kathie, an Iowa quilter, and is available in her Etsy Shop she calls CutePurseNalities.

Crafty Ladybugs Make Interesting Home Décor

Ladybug Beverage Coasters


Handmade Beverage Coasters Shaped like Ladybugs
Handmade Ladybug-Design Beverage Coasters
Coasters are always handy to protect your table tops from wet rings. For fans of Lady Bugs, these handmade beverage coasters really 'fit the bill'.

These Ladybug coasters are handmade using plastic canvas and acrylic yarn. Each coaster in this set of 4 measures approximately 4 x 4 inches. The coasters were stitched with red and black acrylic yarn.

Lady Bug design drink coasters are the perfect compliment for your home, patio or porch for a summery outdoors feel to your decor.

Handmade Ladybug Magnets


Ladybug Refrigerator Magnets
Ladybug Refrigerator Magnets
To complete your Ladybug décor, here's a set of two ladybug refrigerator magnets for your kitchen.

Ladybug 'fridgies' are handmade with care using plastic canvas and acrylic yarn. There is a magnet glued on the back of each Lady Bug magnet.  They measure 2" x 2-1/2" each.

A cute pair of little 'Lady Bugs' to brighten up your kitchen and hold your shopping lists and notes. 

Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home...for a bright spot in home decor.

The ladybug beverage coasters and matching magnets can be found in the Etsy Shop of Coastal Crochet and Crafts.

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  1. I love ladybugs - well, most of the time that is. In the spring when they start appearing around the house, they can get annoying but they seem so cute that I just catch them and toss them outside :-) All these ladybug items are adorable and look so well made. Thank you for sharing!.

    1. Of all the 'bugs' out there, I agree Ladybugs are the cutest. Glad you enjoyed my crafty ladybugs, Carol.

  2. When I was a child there was a patch of milkweed in a field near my home and every year the plants would be loaded with lady bugs.

    1. To me, seeing ladybugs is a sure sign of Spring, Linda. Always makes me think of warm weather, sunshine and gardening.

  3. Oh, I love the coasters and magnets! They really would make the perfect bright spot in a homes, especially the kitchen. Ladybugs are one of the few bugs I never minded my son handling when he was a little fellow.

    1. If all bugs were as cute as ladybugs, us moms would never object to our little ones bringing them home. :)