This gorgeous book landed on my door step via the wonderful Lizzet from The Fabric Loft and I was thrilled with it. The wonderful endless possibilities of creating gorgeous accessories from everyday materials inspired me and I immediately chose a few projects I wanted to do. Months passed and nothing happened either because I was too involved in sewing projects or because I was lacking a few supplies. But in all this time I did make something.
The necklace below was inspired by the book's military earrings. I'm not one for earrings but liked the idea so much I decided on a necklace. It took me ages to gather supplies, namely small tassels. It is not a perfect necklace as I got glue everywhere but I quite like it. I really need to work on my attention and skill with little things.
The other project I worked on from this book was a jersey cowl vest which has pretty easy instructions on the book. However I have not found it easy. In fact I have attempted it twice. I first used a jersey fabric, as suggested, but the cowl collar was all wrong. After a few months I decided to try again but with a wool tartan and managed something a bit better. However, and to my greatest disappointment, for me to achieve the look shown below it took my long time fiddling around with the thing and draping it nicely on me. Not the easiest thing for on the go.
I definitely want to try a few more projects, but need to wait until I find the necessary supplies (like old leather pants that fit my legs).