I have been messing about with an idea I've had in my mind for a long time and here's the result of my crafty endeavours.
I was reminded of my idea when I spotted someone on the internet wearing just a string of larger leaves which is a bit more "artsy".
I made several light scarves from Liberty Tana Lawn fabric to wear as a form of necklace.
The leaf shapes were sewn together from double fabric, then turned out to the right sides and pressed. A rolled hem foot was used to machine a fine edge on the scarf then I hand stitched the leaves around the edge, adding small beads so they would dangle nicely and weight the scarf slightly so it would drape.
After several experiments I am quite happy with this one below.
I varied the fabric patterns on the next one but I prefer them to be all the same, as in the pink scarf above.
Below is my first attempt but I think that the leaves are too big as well as being a mix of patterns and colours.
I'm adding a string of funnies to join in with Annie's Friday Smile over at astichintime blog. Pop over to see more!
They were sent to me by my friend Jean in Australia and they really made me smile, so I hope you do too.