Flower Cluster Necklace Applique
First off, I'd like to apologize for the poor photo quality of this post. The camera is on loan for a few days, but I got impatient and wanted to post these shirts, so I borrowed an iPhone to take the pictures!
And as if the photo quality wasn't enough, I had to "draw" the instructions. Have you ever tried using the pencil tool in Photoshop?? It's like being 5 again.
Anyway! Start out with a plain t-shirt, and some floral print fabric.
Cut out a few of the little flowers from your fabric and set them aside. (if you're using felt, cut a squiggly circle in three sizes for each flower.) Then find a coordinating ribbon in a narrow width. My drawing says 1/4", but now that I think about it, it was probably more like 1/2".
Pin your ribbon to your shirt in a way that looks necklace-y to you. You may want to do this while wearing the shirt to get the right length. With a needle, and thread that matches your ribbon, hand stitch the ribbon onto your shirt. Then position the flowers where you'd like them and stitch them on as well! You can use some Heat Bond or something if you want to help them stay put while you're stitching.
Ta-da! A faux necklace.
I'm not sure that I'm head-over-heels in love with the one I made for myself (must be all the color!) but I will totally still wear it.
But I love how Paige's turned out!
She wasn't enjoying the photo shoot as much though, because she wanted to play with the iPhone. Life's rough when you're 2!
I'd love to do another one for myself in more neutral tones!
On a totally different subject, it just doesn't feel as much like Christmas to me this year, and I think I've finally figured out why. It's such a sad, sad, pathetic reason, that I'm not sure I should really be sharing it, but, meh.
I don't live near a Target!!
Every year, I've gone to Target 3,000 times to look at all the mittens, stockings, ornaments, good grief, even the giant cardboard presents hanging from the ceiling make me jolly!
Not anymore. We moved to a town that is an hour from the nearest Target. But my husband (who loves me) is taking me there today, so I am more excited about it than is natural. It's so sad that commercialism plays such a big part in my holidays! Maybe this is a cleansing year, and next year will be a breeze :o)
I'm rambling now, so I'm going to go.
Happy holidays everyone!
Target or no.