For the second installment of the parentals’ weekend visit, we’ve got something to wear on your neck, something to wear in your mouth and something to wear on your walls.
4. Anthropologie-inspired scarflet: my sister, Michelle, found this effortlessly chic pattern on Ravelry. When my mom and I went to look it up, I realized I had actually downloaded the exact same one in a previous binge of pattern hoarding. Mich and I are sort of twinsies in how we dress. (We often go shopping together and each buy the same thing, or even weirder, go shopping separately and find out later we bought the same thing.) So it didn’t come as much of a surprise that out of the 61,346 patterns that are available on Ravelry at this moment, we fell in love with the same scarf. And as I mentioned, my mom is a one-woman sweatshop, so she cranked out this scarflet on Saturday and dolled it up with a felted dahlia on Sunday. I think it’s pretty much pure awesomeness.
UPDATE: To make a felt flower yourself, check out my tutorial here!
5. Triple the deliciousness: what’s better than creamy brie? How about triple crème brie? And what’s better than triple crème brie? How about snacking on it with olives, marcona almonds, grapes and Mary’s gluten free crackers? Now how about eating that smorgasbord while you paint little sticks for this little beauty…
6. The prettiest coffee stirrers that never stirred coffee: I’m pretty excited about how this project turned out. It’s a hair on the tedious side, but well-worth it when you have this cool organic-looking art in the end. Plus, who doesn’t like some wall decor that costs less than $8? I’ll be posting a tutorial on how we did it later this week.
UPDATE: Check out the aforementioned coffee stirrer art tutorial here.
More details on our weekend tomorrow. For now, I must go recover and nurse my hot glue gun burns.