Hope you're doing beyond fab!
I did some playing around with those crepe paper hollyhock buds I made...
Remember them here?
Since brooches are all the rage again I decided to make one for myself.
Not that I care about trends because I always love brooches.
But it inspired me.
So, tea + lemon bars + brooch making = bliss
At least I think so.
I wanted to stay with my granny chic found in a old drawer look for my brooch.
I got out some vintage bits and baubles for the project.
I cut out a roundish piece of cardboard and covered one side with fabric.
I used my hot glue gun for the entire project.
It was so beneficial to have the flowers on pipe cleaners as they held really well when hot glued because of the fuzz.
I used an old rhinestone button as my center piece...
And then just picked vintage beads and earrings randomly.
Squeezing little pearls in here and there.
I always keep brooch backs on hand that you can buy in a big bag a the craft store.
I hot glued one to the back, sort of high for balance when wearing.
My own granny chic shabby sorta vintage brooch was happy.
I wore it with a candy pink cardigan.
I really love those Marie Antoinette shades of pink and blue.
Then I lent it to my mannequin for safe keeping.
It's always so much fun to do an easy happy project.
It's a great way to get the mojo going and have a good crafting time.
I highly recommend making one.
Do it, do it, do it!
I was going to give mine away, but I wanted to wear it, so I decided to keep it.
Now I have to get busy and work on some projects and deadlines.
Also, the mad tea party is coming soon.
Soooo much going on this summer for us all, yippeee!!
How are you doing out in your neck of the woods?