Monday, February 21, 2011

Little Diversions

I haven't started any new or large projects lately... just been making quick little things like the charm necklaces last week, and these little button and ribbon brooches. I got the idea for these from a library book titled 200 Creative Crafts for You and Your Home edited by Megan Hiller. Right around this time of year I start to think my wardrobe could use a little spot of color - everything outside is so gray and I'm tired of wearing subdued winter clothes! These are perfect on a coat, hat or scarf - just the bright lift I crave! They are very simple to make, with only a few supplies needed: some buttons, ribbon, needle and thread, maybe some beads, and a pin backing. The ones above I made myself (it's easy to get carried away with the combinations of colors and textures!) and have been giving them away to various friends, family members, coworkers etc. The ones below...
were made by the women's Creative Playgroup that I meet with once a month at the library. A couple of them used barrettes rather than pin backings, so little girls can wear them in their hair. I think I'll make a little travel kit with all the materials to make these - they're perfect quick projects to do in a doctor's waiting room or on a road trip. I hope to get the initiative up to delve into a bigger, meatier project soon. I must have a case of the winter blahs or something... seems like my get-up-and-go has got-up-and-went! All I want to do is snuggle under the comforter with a good book...!

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