Thursday, March 11, 2010

Artful Thursday and The Glass Menagerie


I haven't had a lot of time this week to work on projects, however I did squeeze in few hours earlier on Tuesday. It seems no matter how busy I am I usually have to make something every week. Crafting is definitely my de-stresser. Here are the two little things I created. In the picture above, I took apart an old hat and came up with this interesting black headband. I just added a gorgeous vintage silk flower, a beautiful vintage rhinestone button, some tatted lace and some vintage netting. I think it looks really beautiful all put together. It would look great with a black dress.
I know everyone is making these fabric rosettes. They are so simple to make. I just used some vintage drapery fabric lying around. I tear it so I get the strings (I love the stringy look of them.) and I added some vintage rhinestone buttons for centers. You can make them into hair clips, headbands (see below) or brooches. Having 3 dotters these come in handy.
The main reason I have had no time is that I have been producing our 2nd production of the theatre I founded, Mortal Fools Theatre Project. Tonight we preview The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. It is a wonderful American Classic and so beautifully written. If you live in Utah please come and check it out. Find more information here.
Production photos are by Michael Handley.

Hope you had a creative week!

9 comments:

Rachel R said...

Hi Jennifer...love the headband, the silk flower is fantastic! Although I am a sucker for vintage millinery! Rachel

Lisa said...

Wow - what a fascinating life you lead! Congrats on the second production...

I adore the headbands & altered hat. Such vision & talent. I can't wait until the day I get over my fear of using vintage materials to create such pieces - they turn out so lovely!

paperbird said...

Life gets way too busy sometimes but creating just a bit of pretty art always helps make it a happy day. I love your pretty flowers- they are lovely.

Tina said...

yowzers - those rosettes are amazing. If you have a chance I would love to see the tutorial for these.

Stop by and see my rosette this week if you have a chance. Great minds think alike :D

tina

Pretty Things said...

love love LOVE that top piece!

tamdoll said...

Love these!
Is there a theme going on with the Artful Thursdays? I'm seeing lots of flowers!!

These are great & the rhinestones add a nice touch.

Tina said...

an exchange - oh I am so in....

tina

Pam Aries said...

These are darling!

charrette said...

Your projects always amaze me.

And The Glass Menagerie was seriously spellbinding. I hope you continue to get a good crowd there.

xo