Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday's sew-n-tell

Last Friday I tried to make the fabric necklace free pattern over on Amy Butler's website. I got so lost with the directions that I sent it to Garrett's sister Lauren, and she couldn't figure it out either. I just decided to omit the pictures and just try and read the words. In doing this it actually kinda worked.


It came out a lot shorter then I hoped for, I wanted to be able to wrap it around my big ol' head at least twice, but that was a bust. While I was making it I thought gee I'm wasting a lot of fabric, and then I was thinking I was supposed to cut two strips out of both and not just one. I will try this next time. I wore it to school the next day and all the kids loved it and the teachers did too! Yes it's Amy Butler fabric as well as some MODA. I like it.

Here is a picture of me rocking it:


It looks a lot better when its not on an old stained work shirt!
Its time to start working on homemade Christmas, I have a lot of ideas I just need to put them in motion! I hope you like it! I can't wait to see all the other Friday finishes over at Amy's blog
Peace & Love J-me

11 comments:

Lauren said...

Sweet. You did it all by yourself! Yeah Jaimie. I'll be home the 21st, and I will be sure to bring my completed Handmade Christmas gifts :)

Leslie said...

this is very cool!! i love the fabric you chose.

Sew It Up! said...

Pretty cool! I'll have to try this out. :o)

Heather said...

It looks great! Love your fabrics, and I admire you for sticking with it despite the hard-to-follow instructions. I would probably have given up! LoL

Dotty Jane said...

It's cute! It looks like a fun project:)

Dee said...

You know what...this means more to me to see someone struggle with a project and try, try and try again until they get it right...than anything else in quilting! You are way awesome for sticking with it when I would have chucked it all (well, not the fabric, which is gorgeous and would have wound up in a quilt! LOL) and calling it quits. Your Friday Finish wins my "Stick To Itness" award!

Congratulations on such a cool Friday Finish and thanks for sharing with us. It really means a lot!

Blessings!

Rene' said...

Very cool idea!!! Looks great .... even on a work shirt ;-)) Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Super neat! These look great!

Jodie B-C said...

Nice job...I looked at that pattern too, but didn't get very far with it!

Catherine said...

It's great to read about someone struggling but perservering to the end with a project. I've been tempted to make this necklace too.

amylouwho said...

I've always thought these necklaces are so cute ! I love the fabrics you chose. And sometimes it's best to disregard the instructions and wing it! At least that's what i tell myself. :)