My friend Laura had these beautiful, framed oil pastels done by her sister. I loved them so much, I made one too. Thank you Emily Johnson for the inspiration.
Oil Pastel on paper, 11″x17″
Fall has officially arrived in NC and like any female I feel the need to update the wardrobe a bit. For me that usually means accessories which I will wear to death for a few months and then put away. For good. But I often stop myself from buying an item because I think, “Pffft, I can make that, why pay for something I could make myself?” For example, the following bracelet at J.Crew:
I could make it myself. Which is what I did, of course.
I took some old denim leftover from my foray into cut-off shorts along with some navy blue jersey material leftover from my foray into cut-off shirts (ahem).
What else will I need?
Hmmm. Some brads from Michael’s turned out to be a good idea as they’re easy to push through the fabrics. Navy blue thread will blend nicely with the jersey and simultaneously hide my Frankenstein stitching. I truly guessed my way through the entire process, not having any idea how my efforts would turn out. But after some hard work sewing, unsewing, detangling, cutting and measuring…TA-DA!
And now for the debut.
Total cost? $4.00 for the brads at Michaels. Which I might add, were on sale.
Hooray! Now I just need figure out how to mass produce these!
Question: Where can you find a calendar for the remaining three months of 2010?
Answer: You make it yourself.
A closer look…
And finally December.
The final close up…
Voila! Exactly what I was looking for!
*Each calendar page is 9.5″ x 11″ and done with Faber-Castell colored pencils and the always trusty Shapie marker, Ultra fine point.