Saturday, November 21, 2009

Photos & Credits Owed

I have to admit that I LOVE this quick project! I can't wait until it's cold enough to wear it. It's large enough to drape nicely around my neck similar to the pattern photo and it's more than generous to pull up over my head like a hood. And the best part...I love both sides!

I used the free pattern that is available at PATONS. Click here to see BIG COWL.

Without further is my practice herb marker! I decided to run the herb names vertically down the shank of the dollar store forks. To make reading the name a bit easier slightly bend it back before inserting in to your pot. I also darkened the stamped text with my trusty black sharpie...quickly wiping off the excess, leaving the ink in the crevices. I used the smallest set that Lee Valley sells...2mm.

THANK YOU to the following bloggers for the idea and instructions.

The Pleasures of Homemaking

Manuela got her idea and inspiration from a very clever soul Suzanne at

Painter of the Past



mumzy said...

Nice work lady! That cowl should be nice and warm and I love the color too.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Alberta!

Your plant marker looks great! Isn't that a fun project. You can do so much with those stamps besides plant markers. Thanks for the link back to my blog!


Pumpkin said...

How nice! That scarf looks so warm and cozy :o) And the plant idea is brilliant!

Suzanne said...

Hi Alberta,

Your stamping looks wonderful! Isn't it fun? (Also great for pounding out your frustrations!) I'm not sure where I saw the idea, can't claim it as an original, but now the fun will be in finding other metal objects to stamp!
Beautiful cowl, I love the color you chose. I can't knit, but that is something I'd definitely wear.