Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tassel Tuesday

Last week was the tutorial

Feel free to take a look

Oh so easy!

I'm a not an accessories woman.

I have a few things I really stick with.

Scarfs (or is it scarves?)

I wear them.

Pretty much all year long.

A broche now and then.

No earrings.

No baubles.

No make up, usually.

I know.  "Is she a woman?"

Well, my home is the same way.

Just a few simple things here and there.  That's all you'll ever see.  Sorry.

Tassels are one of my new treasures.

They were an inspiration one day.

So now I make them and hang them.

But not too many.

It could get frightful.  Like spiders hanging around or something!

I promised you that I would take you around and show you where you can place these sweet things.

But before I do.

I must post something for my 6 yo son.

Last week while I was inspiring to make the QUEEN that just happened by the way.  He was down in my studio with me.  Like he often is.  I like having my children with me.  Creating alongside.  They have a space where they can draw, color, tape, what have you.  Now if they are talking about Legos or Star Wars or the adventures of UnderDog I scoot them upstairs.  I can only listen to that for so long.  Remember,  I home school?

He asked if he could make a KING.  And so he did.  He picked orange.  That's his favorite color.  At least that's the color he goes to A LOT.

He asked if on Tuesday (because everyone in our home knows that Tuesdays are Tassel Tuesdays now. I can't keep things hush.  When I'm excited about something everyone within ear shot hears about it.  I have a bit of enthusiasm these days that has been dormant for a few twenty years.)  I smiled.  And said, Yes!

Here's the KING
Next to the QUEEN, of course.

Now.  Let's talk about where to put these lovelies!

By the way, I like to speak in different accents around the house.  Sometimes all day long.  The day will start off with a breakfast from France and then I'm "oui, oui-in'" the whole day through.  Today, I'm British.

Luv - a - lees!

They can go anywhere.  But you want to make sure that they aren't in the way.  Sometimes my tassels are in the way.  But we all deal with it here.

Here's where I've placed Anastasia.  Sorry.  Remember I like to name things?  (You may start to jump ship.  I'm really a nice person.  Not too far off the deep end. - there's a whole boat theme going on.  You'll see.)

Here she hangs in the Master Bedroom (ok, that's really funny - wait til we get there on the home tour!)

I love her knotted twine at the top.  I made it "chain link" style.  My dad taught it to me as a girl.  He was a Coast Guard man.  The pewter medallion was a find.  Anastasia is really large.  I'm introducing more grays into our bedroom and she's a sweet reminder of my journey toward that creative process.

Not a great picture, I realize.  I'm hoping my photography skills improve. Donna!!! at Funky Junk Interiors is having a plethora of workshops!  Yep, photography is on the list!

Have a lovely evening!
OH! I'm doing this and this tomorrow!


  1. Good for you with your new tassel love. I have never tried to make one.

  2. Love these. i have thought about giving them a whirl but now that I see you have posted a tutorial. I will definitely add it to my to do list.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. You would not have to give up your arms for a horse pasture and a barn...but you might have to give up square feet and granite counter tops! LOL I have...and I love it. It makes me feel good to be reminded I am blessed. Thanks so much!

  4. Kolein

    I like the tassels. Especially the big one in the bedroom.

    I'm not overly fond of the big ornate chunky ones you see around some of the sights... that is just a matter of taste.

    I like the way you display yours. I made a few small ones out of some creamy white yarn at Christmas and hung them as filler on my tree.

    I may incorporate some in my room decor.


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