(I got one for Christmas!)
And I bought a cute embroidery pattern from This Tiny Existence:
But, as the old adage goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and a lot of things were--well, let's just say that they were not my taste. There was quite the variety of knitted items, recycled pieces, and crazy jewelry. I did find a pair of earrings that I loved, but one look at the price tag, coupled with the fact that I knew it was something I would be able to make myself, meant I walked away.
They were like these feather earrings, but made with floaty, teal chiffon instead.
A few weeks ago, I finally gave them a try. I didn't have teal chiffon, but I did have white chiffon (from a previous wedding hair flower experiment) and all the other supplies on hand. Here's what I ended up with:
They need a little bit of perfecting (to stop the chiffon from fraying, you have to burn the edges, then the shape gets a bit messed up), but I think I'm on to something here.
What do you think?