Saturday, November 16, 2013

Your Basic Chalkboard Dress

 While I was in SO CA, my friend and I were looking through the latest issue of Somerset Studio, her eyes lite up on page 60 "Whimsical Dress Pendant", we oood and ahhhhd, and she says, oh I want one for my great granddaughter and I said okay, I can do that.  Lol.  As I was flying home, I pulled out the magazine and started reading and really looking at the article.  The amazing artist Cat Kerr is a mixed media artist and does a lot of work with cloth and on this project some soldering.  Since sewing is not in my repetoire at this time and it would take a miracle to do a search and rescue on my soldering iron, I needed to come up with a medium that would work for me.  Then I had an idea, why  not do a chalkboard dress of my design and a blank one she will be able to do with chalk, over and over and over again.  I went to work when I got home and here is the dress pendant I did, I did it with the "Marvy" Bistro Markers so it would not smudge.  The ends of the necklace are lobster claw closures so she will be able to remove my dress and attach hers, whenever she wants.
 It had to have it's own special put away box, so I used a wonderful soap box I have been saving, it smells yummy too.  The charm is from Hobby Lobby, is that not precious?
here is a closeup of the box, it will have her name on it, before I send it out.
 This is the dress blank for her design work.
Here is everything in the dress box, hope it brings her hours of fun and good memories. Hope your weekend is filled with inspiration, hugs


DonnaMundinger said...

How cute is THIS? Love your adaptation of the dress pendant and the interchangeable idea is such a fun twist. Honestly, I can't keep up with your creativity! Amazing!xxD

mickeydee said...

This is the cutest gift ever! I love that sweet little soap box. The chalkboard dress will spark her creativity. So fun!....dianne