fauxthropologie

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.

35 comments:

Tracy said...

Cute crafts and DELICIOUS looking cake!

Cheeky~Brown said...

Well now the crave is on for this cake and its 11 at night and where on EARTH am I going to get all this stuff... you better have the security system on girlies!!! ;)

alittlebitofscrap said...

The necklace looks divine! Love Anthro! I get so inspired looking through the catalog and online too.

queen-of-nostalgia said...

You crack me up :)

Jo said...

Oh how divine! That cake looks fabulous - I will have to try that one day. I love your necklace, I've seen those flower clips and brooches at Claire's and your take on them looks so pretty ;-)

YSLGuy said...

I love the necklace!! Great job.

I always see so much stuff at Anthropologie that I would love to have, but they are so darn expensive.

I never thought about trying to recreate them myself. Thanks for the inspiration

julia said...

I love all your projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

bluemuf said...

Hi Saucy, I have enjoyed catching up on your post. I always love the movie reviews...great help in deciding to go or not. Great necklace tutorial and the cake sounds and looks delicious.

Happy Belated Bithday wished for Veto

hugs Karen

Jerri-Lea said...

Fab!! I need to whip something up for school... boohoo my holidays are over today!

SimplyTara said...

Such a pretty necklace!! I am going to make one right away!
xo
www.coquettishfacade.blogspot.com

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

no bake, no sew? right up my alley, honey.

Jen Anderson said...

I believe that no bake, no sew phase is known as August. No one should be expected to do anything in August.

Linda Crispell said...

The necklace is beautiful! I am so glad you were able to incorporate the crystal in to your lovely design.
Veto's cake and the tutorial can be filed under the label "ice cream porn"!!!
Lulu and I also went to see the film Band Slam, we kept whispering that Loopy looks like a prettier version of the star Aly!
Your Pal,
Linda

SandraD said...

You have great vision and I love your can-do spirit!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey love bug.
eeekkk fabulous necklace. and that cake.
i died. yuminess.
have a great week.
oxoxox,
jessi

the treat girl said...

What??!! More cute necklaces??? Cindylou and I still haven't gotten to the adorable Hello Kitty project!!!

L said...

Do you sleep, woman you are on fire,,,wow awesome necklace and that cake OMG yummy looking I bet it was amazing to taste.., L

Grace said...

thanks for cutting the cake! Perfect looks great and love the fauxthropologie!!

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Wow! that cake made my inside voice yell out loud. YUM!!

oliver rain said...

I love faux-couture.

sassy studio said...

the cake..mmmmmmm I need cake now!
love the necklace too!

KAGS Herself said...

Love the necklace Saucy & that ice cream cake is LUSH - even for a non ice cream appreciater!

Anonymous said...

As cute as, if not cuter than what I've seen lately at anthro. The crystal really makes it! Hugz :-)

Rhonda Roo said...

Sasha doll, you have a gift. I am sure of it..things want to work for you, or you will them to, or both. Because I kinda sorta made something like this once, this towering ice cream concoction of crazy good insanity, and i can promise you, there are no pictures because, i wanted no evidence.
Likewise, I have this feeling, even though your directions are no doubt *flawless*, i just think, maybe if I tried the necklace, people may rush me to the ER, despite the healthcare craziness, and demand assistance for the poor girl with the hideous thing growing out of her neck.
I dont know how you do it, but you oughtta get a medal.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Miss Wanderlust said...

ooooooh!! I am soooo inspired now to make one of those amazing necklaces. They are too cute and way more affordable! you rock :)
xoxo
janel

Rosa said...

What a beautiful piece. But that cake! OMG. OMG. OMG!!!! Gonna have to go back and read about that one. Did I say O-M-G???

Amber said...

That cake looks delicious and perfect for hot summer days when you don't want to turn the oven on to bake!

Roberta said...

Yum...this cake is just great...who cares if it's not baked...I'm not going to call the Bake "Nazi"...lol Thanks for sharing...it looks delish!

Heather said...

Fauxthropologie! I love it...

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Love, love, love the necklace! Thanks so much for the idea, I'll be linking.

Jen Ell said...

This is gorgeous. I have featured it on my blog this morning.

Anonymous said...

Excellent necklace! I love the idea for using up extra fabric bits from quilting projects.

Pam said...

This is a great idea. I am linking to you tomorrow on my weekly Tutorial Tuesday. Thanks for a great project. :)

annieareyouok said...

where is the recipe for this INSANE cake? hubby's b-day is thursday ....

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