Being as smitten as I am with the necklaces at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters, I decided to take matters into my own hands and come up with a few of them on my own... at a fraction of the price.
For this project, I gathered some fabric floral hair pins and brooches from the dollar rack at Claire's. Two packs of pins and two contrasting brooches: three dollars. Felt, thread and ribbon from my stash.
I happened to have some pinky/flesh toned felt on hand. Felt works nicely for the bib because it is soft against your skin.
Seriously! Linda sent this lovely embellished crystal my way last month and it's so pretty, I'd like to have it on my person all the time. This will do the trick. I simply tied it to the bib and then I stitched it in place, just to ensure it won't fall off, say, if I start dancing in the street or some such nonsense.
This is almost a no-sew project, because I used the flowers on their clips and pins. Why the hell not? If I tire of the necklace, nothing lost. I can still use the pins, and that lovely crystal can still hang in my craft room.
Some of you wondered how Veto's cake turned out:
It sliced up beautifully. I removed it from the freezer about ten minutes before serving and cut it with a serrated knife dipped in hot water:
I must be entering some extremely lazy, no-bake, no-sew phase or something. Stick with me. This could get interesting.