This month’s For the Makers kit was called Toketee.
I looked it up on Wikipedia and found that Toketee is a Chinook Jargon word meaning “pretty” or “graceful”.
Here’s what was included:
There was a necklace, earrings, tea towel, and wall pegs.
I probably had the most fun with the tea towel. You needed to first cut out foam shapes and attach them to the ends of a cork. I decided on a triangle pattern, a chevron type pattern, and two parallel lines.
Then you mix up some paint and paint the foam and stamp it on the tea towel. Here are some designs I made.
Whole tea towel:
The other painting project were these wall pegs. I made these using blue painters tape to form the lines.
Of the two jewelry projects, I really liked the necklace and have already worn it with a red maxi dress.
Overall this was a pretty cool kit and I had fun making all of the projects. Can’t wait to see what is in store for June!
April’s box came and I was excited to see what it was when I felt the weight of the box.
It turned out to be a metal stamping kit. I loved the idea of making a stamped necklace and pulled out a rug and piece of cardboard to protect my floor. I decided to go with Yoga/Zen themes for my pendants.
I simply marked out where I wanted each letter to go and taped it to the metal block.
I actually wanted the one on the right to say “Breathe” but it didn’t fit and I had poor planning. 🙂
Darby Smart remains one of my favorite boxes for their diversity of projects. They vary greatly and introduce me to new mediums. I am happy to continue with this subscription. Next up this weekend : For the Makers and Paper Pumpkin.