"" FutureLint (I have nothing to wear!): I heart you, blazer.

Friday, February 4, 2011

I heart you, blazer.

Blazer - thrifted Junior Forecast (I can't for the life of me find out anything about this vintage brand! Anyone?)
Pin - gift/DIY
T-shirt - Target
Jeans - Earnest Sewn
Shoes - Zigi Soho

The pin:


I have a ton of these Perler Bead... um, things? laying around. I used to run an after-school and summer program for special needs teenagers and we made these a lot! They're fun, they're cheap, and they are good for practicing fine motor skills! Ha ha! I am tricky! Your physical therapy is built right into our craft project! I decided to turn this one into a pin but wanted it to look less like Perler Beads so I busted out some embroidery floss! I love how it turned out and I'm excited to try it with different shapes (I have squares and circles and hexagons and stars too!) and trying different stitching techniques or with thicker yarn! So all you moms out there go grab your Perler Bead things off the fridge, take the magnet off and get to stitching! Or just go buy a big ol' cheap tub of Perler Beads from the craft store and do it all yourself! Wahoo!

9 comments:

KatySue Pillsbury said...

ooo, I like the brooch. I'll need to dig around in my craft bin and see what comes up!

Kari. said...

Great idea on the brooch! I have a ton of those in my basement as well.

Thanks for the idea!

Terri said...

The thread was a great addition to the perler bead brooch. The jacket is most excellent, but I can't help with any info on the label.

Boutique Girl said...

The brooch is beautiful - what a great idea!

Ena said...

LOVE that blazer! It's really adorable, especially with the heart brooch!

*Ena*

amanda archambault said...

What an adorable blazer! Love the neutrals

Thanks for sharing!
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veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i LOVED those things as a kid! i think thick yarn would look really neat woven throughout the beads, maybe with metallic embroidery floss threaded in too?

Between Laundry Days said...

Oh goodness, I was obsessed with those beads when I was in school. I love the little brooch you've made. :)

Oh, and that double-breasted blazer is ridiculously cool.

Robyn said...

We used to make those at camp! I think the threading adds unique detailing to it.

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