I'm running around like crazy trying to get ready for my time at camp. The list-making I mentioned yesterday is definitely helping, although I think I may need to consolidate soon -- working from two or three lists is getting a little confusing.
Last night around 9pm, I managed to finally make one of the fabric necklaces I intend to teach a class on at camp. Very easy (except for turning the fabric tube part) and pretty cute once finished. The first one I made is a short version, but a longer one is in the works. These necklaces are definitely a great way to use up some fabric scraps, and I always like it when I find projects that work for that.
I didn't take any photos while making the necklace above, but all you need to do is:
1. Sew a long fabric tube (with both ends left open)-- the necklace above was made from a tube that was approximately 3 ft. long and about an inch wide-- so the longer the better for longer necklaces.
2. Tie one end of the tube in a knot. I started about 6 inches away from the end, but you can do whatever you like.
3. Put a large wooden or plastic bead (it can be the cheapest you can find) inside the tube and tie a knot snug against it on both sides to hold it in place. Continue this process until you have completed the entire tube, or have the necklace length you like.
4. Tie off the other end of the tube (same distance as you chose for the first end).
5. Tie the necklace on and off you go!
** vintage scarves work great for this -- the silky fabric is really nice to tie in knots.
Before I run, I wanted to mention that Joslyn over at Simple Lovely asked me about my favorite things, and wouldn't you know, I had a few that came to mind. (Thanks, Joslyn)
I'll say hello again soon.