7.13.2009

Scenes from The Week-End

The finished product...




The weekend was good and busy! We had a great (albeit incredibly sweaty) time at the White Rock Local Market where I scored a vintage school chair for $5 (seen in the last two photos below), and lovely cousin Erin bought all the produce for her dinner that night.

We then we hit up the craft store for materials to do summer project #1. In just a couple of hours, Erin, Audrey and I managed to turn out five pretty groovy (if I do say so myself) wood bead necklaces. We used a combination of fabric and macrame string for a couple and some cute lavender suede string for Audrey's creations. It was such a success that Audrey and I made a couple more necklaces on Sunday using fabric scraps that my new friend Lucia used to wrap a lovely gift she gave me the night before.

Speaking of my new friend Lucia, she and her delightful family (Peter, Eva and Felicity) came for dinner Saturday night, and the four girlies became fast friends, swimming in the blow-up pool and jumping off furniture in the house (instigated by my girls of course... I have wild boys inside my two seemingly sweet and innocent daughters!)

How was your week-end?





Audrey and Lovely cousin Erin modeling their creations.

27 comments:

Lucia said...

oooo, that necklace looks good! the myriad lives that fabric has assumed! so glad it shall be worn once more. and i failed to mention the other night how lovely your wooden necklace was that you had made. when shall you be opening an etsy shop....?

Joslyn said...

Lucia -- if you give me a long strip of the fabric, i'll make one for you!!

i hung your gorgeous art in our bedroom. one of my favorite gifts ever. thank you!

paula said...

Love the necklaces, such a fun project.

Simply Mel said...

Oh I LOVE these necklaces...yours and the girls! Will you sell them? What a great weekend!

Ours was filled with lots of indulging in delicious summertime food from the Farmer's Market! Ripe peaches that just dripped their yummy juices all over our chins and hands....yum!

mrs boo radley said...

Groovy indeed!

We had a soggy weekend...but still managed to pick basil and cilantro and blueberries and make pancakes.

Just started officially following your blog, so now I can stay up to speed with all the lovely things you do!

tiffany said...

Those necklaces look great! What a fun weekend!

ms. less is always more said...

hello, LOVE these... off to the craft store soon I think! I have actually been looking to purchase a wood bead necklace (they seem like they would just go with everything!) but to no avail, haven't found one. This will be so much more fun!

...love Maegan said...

omg these are so cute. It's funny, I was just thinking about making similar necklaces this weekend! funny. Yours are adorable!

nichole said...

Adorable. I love that yours is muted and elegant and the girls are bright and match their clothing. ;)

erin said...

so sweet! i love all the rainbows in these shots!

Heidi said...

The necklaces look fantastic! I'll have to start making some with my girl. She would be in heaven. Thank you for the inspiration.

Amanda Nicole said...

Oh, so lovely! I think it's wonderful that you include your girls in jewelry making!

Lily G. said...

Cute! Love all these necklaces you made!

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Lucy said...

I love how the necklaces turned out. There is one very similar that I have been eying for a while at cabana, but now that I've seen yours, I might just make my own. Thanks for the inspiration.

Joslyn said...

Lucy -- definitely make your own...so easy + so much more fun to wear since you made it! I'm planning to stop by Cabana soon to say hi!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

those beads are fun.

eco-stylista said...

These look awesome! I wish I had girls so that we can do such things!

Estelle said...

Beautiful beads and lovely photos.

Mrs.French said...

oh look at your pretty necklaces...you should open an etsy shop...gals such as myself would love to get their hands on these...sounds like the perfect weekend! xo t

simplesong said...

So cute. Love, love the necklaces!

lifewithkeiki said...

I missed this yesterday, since my Monday is starting on Tuesday...but I love those necklaces! Will have to get to craft store! You've inspired me!

Kristine

Christine Vi said...

I've had my eye on a few necklaces similar to these, but now I think I'll try to make my own.

stacy said...

awesome job with the necklaces!

love the bright colours.

Jennifer said...

I love how the necklace matches Audrey's dress adorable! Miss you guys.
Love,
Jen

kate said...

what a great idea! your necklaces turned out so lovely!

Our Green Nest said...

These look great Joslyn!! Love them.

Alice Q. Foodie said...

my 8 and 10 year old nieces are coming to stay with us next weekend, so I went and bought the beads and some ribbon to make these with them next week. Thanks for the idea!