Brace yourself, readers, for a radical shake-up has occurred: crafternoons no longer take place on Sunday afternoons! That’s right: with the onset of the Bostonian summer (which, this Sunday, displayed itself with a mild drizzle) we have shifted to DCT (“Daylight Crafting Time”) and now meet on Sunday evenings.
Have you recovered? Have a cup of tea and a quick sit-down. That’s right. Better? Good.
So this crafternoon we welcomed two new members, Kate and Emily, and we old-timers showed them how it’s done.
Specifically, we all made fabric rosette necklaces using this delightful tutorial from PatternRunway.com, which offers a much cheaper alternative to the accessories department of Anthropologie:
As per, lots of wine-drinking, tasty-snacking, gossiping, and sewing instruction took place:
We kept our crafting energy up thanks to many delicious things including a marinated chicken and asparagus salad, a home-made taboule, and a crafternoon first: desserts made by an attending pastry chef!:
– make a few different ones in various sizes and colours:
– sew tiny beads into the centres:
– Arrange them onto a felt backing, sew on, and then attach some fetching ribbon.
– Then proudly display!
Here’s Kate’s extremely neat and polished polka-dot statement: