My best friend Megan, got me a subscription to Martha Stewart Living for christmas and oh my it is such a fabulous magazine. There are always about fifty projects and recipes I want to try in every issue. This project is from the May issue (the one with all the poppies on the cover) of this year. And I am so pleased with how it turned out. I made it in an afternoon while watching Dr. Who. Very easy, very rewarding and relaxing (if you find making things relaxing that is).
|The fan and the pill box hat came from
my favorite store Jill’s Addictions.
It’s perfect for me because I am trying to accessorize more with my outfits but have a hard time even remembering to do that (I can’t imagine why with a bazillion children hollering at me as soon as I step out of the shower… what’s that? I don’t have a bazillion children? Well it sure sounds like it.) Where was I again? Oh yes, so this is not only beautiful it’s practical as I can see some of my current favorite pieces and put them right on. Also it’s sort of a way to display your pretties as art work and if I tire of a certain necklace or what ever I can just put different jewelry on it and get a whole new look.
I bought the shadow box at Michaels (with a bday gift certificate) and used scrap booking paper on the back. I removed the glass and mod-podged the paper on the back. I then twisted little white hooks I bought at the hardware store right into the frame and voila! I think the look is perfect for my vintage and vintage inspired jewelry.
|I got this octopus necklace from Etsy from a shop called
VintageProtege. Her stuff is really fun and affordable
he was only $5 and is metal! That is amazing!
Plus I love buying handmade.
I can’t remember where I got the locket but
I do know it was on-line.
|This flower necklace came from
Brian and my trip to Lake Michigan.
I got them at an antique mall there. Such a good deal.
The bracelet on the bottom was my Great Grandmother’s.