Monday, March 12, 2007

MM Idol Round 2

So, here's project #2 for MM Idol. The assignment was called Kid's Corner. We had to make a project that a kid could join you in making. I don't have any kids, so I had to kind of think back to the kind of stuff I used to do with my Mom, combined with something I'd enjoy making with my child if I had one. So, this is what I came up with:




When I was in the 9-11 age range, my Mom used to do all kinds of crafts with silk flowers and ribbon. She had a HUGE stash of all this stuff and sold her crafts. I, of course, loved to make my own little creations, and she let me use her stuff. I even got my own pink glue gun for Christmas one year, which I still have. I call this a "Scrap Flower Lei". Kind of an updated version of what I used to do with my mom.

Just about every serious scrapper I know has a HUGE flower stash, so I knew this would be something that most people could do (I obviously had a little girl in mind!). Everything is held together with plain ol' white tacky glue, so it's kid-friendly there. I envisioned setting out all the different flowers, ribbons, scrap fabric, brads, buttons, etc., and letting the kid(s) help put their very own flower creations together. Layering flowers is one of my FAVORITE crafty things to do, so I know it's something I'd enjoy doing with a child! All the flowers are attached to a loop of fabric with tacky glue (again) to form the necklace/lei. I am totally making a more tropical one for the next Jimmy Buffett concert we go to.

I'm so happy with how it turned out! I did put a HUGE dent in my flower stash, but it was worth it. Luckily my Mom sent me literally about 100 more crocheted flowers in all sizes! I'll post a picture of those tomorrow.

So, voting is up now! You can go HERE to vote. Lots of cool and unique projects this week, check it out!

11 comments:

Vee said...

beautiful!!

sara berry said...

I LOVE IT! I could totally see doing that with a kiddo! Great job! Off to vote.

Heather said...

Penny this is STUNNING! I love it. My mom used to do silk flowers when I was younger too and it's what I thought of the moment I saw it. I'm off to vote now too!

Heidi Joe said...

Dude... SHUT UP! I just saw that in the gallery on 2peas and I freaked out. So pretty!! Off to vote for ya. I think I might shout out for you on my blog today, too because those flowers are KILLING ME! And my Hawaiian pals will love it. You rule.

Ros said...

Hey Penny,

The lei is absolutely to die for!! My vote is in and I am crossing my fingers for you!

Ros

Dana said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! Good luck

Lis said...

LOVE it, its just gorgeous!!

CircesMagic said...

That is so cool, I can picture my daughters making one, great lei!

scrapperjen said...

You got my vote!

Ros said...

Congratulations!!

Chris Millar said...

Love the detail in your project!! Best of luck for challenge #3!!