Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October Showers bring Clemson Flowers!

Today was ugly so it was the perfect day to make pretty things indoors! I'm taking Parker to Clemson this weekend for his VERY first tailgate! If you've ever been to a Clemson game, you'd know that a "Clemson game" is WAY more than just the players on the field. It's the perfect combination of South Carolina fall weather, tailgates, food, football and fashion! Yes... fashion.

My Clemson gameday attire is now old, tired and no longer functional for my needs. My orange high heels have been unwillingly donated to goodwill and the orange strapless dresses are deep in the back of my closet. I need a new, functional enough to push a child miles around town in a stroller, up and down hills outfit.

SO it's decided..... jeans, plain white tee and accessories... lots of fun, spirited, orange accessories! I've never made jewelry before but I knew I wanted to use the ribbon and fabric I have around the house. I made lots of variations. Some I'd wear... some I wouldn't but either way, it was fun, cheap and a good way to spend my ugly weather day!

Here are some hair barrettes or pins. (keep in mind how cute they'd be in neutrals but remember we were going for Clemson gameday attire)
Small ribbon flower puffs
Orange gingham flower (8 fabric flower shapes folded)
I made this by accident when I botched another "design"
Trying to use all 3 types of fabric I had.
I frayed fabric to make this one a little edgier and glued on a button
This is purple and white polka dot ribbon sculpted into a flower.
Those were fun to make and a nice precursor to the main event. I wanted to make a bib style necklace with fabric rosettes and beads. Considering I've never done this before, I'm really happy with the outcome.
Up close of the final product
Even more up close. Note the fabric rosettes and beads I hot glued to fill all voids in between flowers.
Shot of the whole "bib" portion. The necklace will tie around my neck with orange ribbon. I think it will pop against a white tee at the game. Hopefully Parker doesn't pull it off my neck!

I'll be sure to take pictures this weekend! :)


  1. Cute! I just made a "bib-like" rosette necklace and wore it to the clemson game last weekend! I'll post on that soon :) Have fun in tigertown!

  2. too cute!! i really like the ones with the buttons in the middle! and good job on the necklace.