Monday, April 19, 2010

Coasters


Upon my visit to the darling Burning Sage Galleries a couple months ago, I came upon a sweet assortment of colorful knitted coasters.  I wasn't entirely certain what they were at first, but they were so cute, tied together with a ribbon, priced at a mere $3, made with great skill and love by my 11 year old friend Greyley, that I just had to buy them.  Fairly certain that I wouldn't use them as coasters, I asked the maker if she wouldn't mind if I crafted them into a flower.  She kindly consented.

I finally got around to a few small DIY projects last weekend, and this was one of them.  My initial plan was to simply stagger them on top of one another and put a button in the center.  But it didn't take on the appearance I wanted, so I continued to play with options.  I found that if I pinched the center of each one and hand stitched it in place, they would have a (sort of) ruffle effect.  I picked out a large, black, fabric button for the middle of my half-hazard flower and thought it was actually pretty darn cute.

I wore this to church the next morning and pointed it out to Greyley.  She giggled.  Good enough for me.
Dress:  Target
Belt & Flower:  self-constructed from various sources
Leggings:  Target(?)
Shoes:  Kohl's

Weekend Update TOMORROW!

11 comments:

Kelly said...

How cute! That is adorable and so cheery - good thing the artist was OK with you reworking them ;-)

Ashley J said...

I love the handmade belt, super cute and very creative!! I wore my leggings this past weekend too:)

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eek said...

Supercute belt! Love the dress too!

Lauren said...

that is so creative & adorable! I remember trying on that same dress when it was in stores & am now seriously wishing I had bought it!

Jo said...

I love your blog! I think you have great style. I also discovered Shope Ruche through your site, and they actually deliver to Canada, yay!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love this outfit, ingenious use of coasters award to you!


Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

D said...

so cute! love how that dress looks like a really cool tunic with the colorful belt and leggings.

Keira said...

Such an awesome idea!

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Meek said...

I love your outfit, especially that green dress. Oh and I loooove reading your blog :-)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I have that same dress in blue! I love how you've styled yours here! That belt is too cute!

Girly Muse said...

4 Enthusiastic Thumbs Up! :)