I hope you are all fine and dandy.
So, one of y'all saw a picture of me wearing a little hair thingy on a post some time back in Dec last year. She liked the said hair thingy, and asked if I could make one for her sometime early this year.
I gladly obliged. But, days turned to weeks, weeks to months, time became scarce, she went out of town, I got really busy with a couple of shows.....no thingy made. But she then got in touch with me a couple of weeks ago...and asked if I could make one ASAP, as she has a wedding to attend this weekend. I said I would.
I decided that since it's for a wedding, I should bling it up a little bit, add some lace and some ribbon to it...so I hit Biashara Street, found my raw materials, and go to work yesterday morning. Now forgive me if I don't get into detail about how exactly the thingy came together, I really don't remember. I usually just figure it out as I go along when I embark on DIYs and hope the projects turn out ok. This is a cool thing though methinks, as that means everything I make is an exclusive masterpiece, right?
So, here goes.
|This is everything I was going to need, but I've broken it down below.|
|I absolutely love this fabric. I bought it last year from a|
lady somewhere within Toi Market, 250/- for 6 yards,
and have used it as my sofa cover,
Blankets And Wine "Blanket",
for other DIYs...I love it!!
|This is elastic, and pretty cool for further experiments I have lined up! It was 150/- per metre.|
|This ribbon has a mesh feel to it, and it's pretty|
stiff to the touch. Almost like fine meshed
metal. It was about 150/- per metre as well.
|I love these buttons. They are light and came 10 |
in a pack for I think 100/-
I rustled everything together mindlessly as I finally, FINALLY started on Game Of Thrones, a series I have had for months but was freaked out by after watching the first 10 minutes of episode 1 at 2 in the morning. Nice show.
After about 40 minutes, this is what emerged.
|Pretty Swanky, huh?|
|I added a provision on the back on which to pin a|
bobby pin to clip to the hair, or a safety pin
to pin to a jacket or bag.
|That's the new thingy right next to the original one. If you notice,|
I added a rosette like thing to the old one. That was also a
result of mindless stitching in front of the TV a few months ago.
And so ladies, and maybe gentlemen, this is what became of all my raw materials. You Like?
It was kinda sad watching the lovely reader walking away with it this afternoon. I had grown quite attached to it over the 24 hours we spent together.