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Pinning it Down{7} flower necklace and scarf

I'm joining Sarah and Pam again this week for Pinning it Down, the link up where we share what we've been making from our Pinterest boards.

I made a flower necklace that I saw on Little Miss Momma.  The necklace was easier to make than photographing it was.  Above, is attempt number one at a self portrait with the necklace.  I had a little help as you can see.  What you can't see is the necklace, and the lighting was bad, so I gave that up and tried again in the morning.

Attempt #2- it really does feel weird to take my own picture, but I was challenging myself.  When the necklace tutorial says to cut out lots and lots of little circles...she really does mean lots.  If I were to make this again, I would use the same color of felt to back the pom pom flowers as the fabric color.  You can see the white felt backing, just a bit, the way I made it.  The tutorial says to use cotton fabric, and I know it's supposed to look frayed, but the little threads that kept falling off the pom poms were really bugging me, so I sprayed the whole thing with hairspray, to keep the threads from coming off any more.   That seemed to work.

And since I'm so big on variety, here's another navy blue thing to put around my neck.  It's made out of an old t-shirt, cut into strips.  I actually made this one awhile ago.  I found the tutorial here.  I've been really into accessorizing lately, probably because I haven't been letting myself buy any new clothes until I reach my goal weight.  Once I'm there, I'll be back to my pre-baby weight.  Never mind that my youngest is eight years old....it still feels really good to be closing in on that goal. 

To see what other people are making this week, go over to Sarah's for Pinning it Down.


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Reader Comments (8)

You are so fancy Dawn. Unlike me. I have never been one for fashion, or makeup, or high heels or fashion shows, or fashion magazines or...

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I'm with Michelle. I like the first one, but the second one is really cool. And I have some T-shirts that need to go (a spot here, a spot there) Hmmm... Congrats on closing in on that goal weight! Good work there. I know it isn't easy.

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPam

LOVE the first one. Major LOVE.

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Love the necklace and the t-shirt thing, very classy. Love the cat too. :-) But really I can't imagine that you need to lose weight.

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

I like both. You are doing so good at "pinning it down". You look very pretty in these pictures by the way :)

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

HA! You caught Grace! Does she know it? Chuckling. And while the accessories are charming, I was totally caught by the portrait of your face - especially the second shot - the delicate forming of the lips and the sweep of cheek. Coloring: lovely. And suddenly I thought how at home you'd have looked at Downton Abby in those marvelous post Victorian clothes. I'd have had to have been a maid, I suppose. But you'd have made the perfect fair lady.

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

Kristen, yes, I caught Grace! She knew it. She's a silly one. You are so sweet. I would love to wear Victorian clothes......sigh.

February 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

I love them both!

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

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