Today is Day Two of the 12 Days of Summer Series, and today I’m showcasing…
The Parasol Pattern!
(Did you miss yesterday’s post and aren’t sure what this is? Scroll down to the bottom of this post for an explanation.)
I wanted to show you the Parasol Pattern next, because it’s one of our newest patterns, and, well… it’s pretty amazing. It was created this past winter by my OG Club Designer, Monica. She originally designed the folding technique for our March 2018 Kit (which were adorable mini Easter eggs)… but we quickly realized the possibilities with this fold were just about limitless.
The Parasol Pattern takes this awesome (and easy) folding technique, and adapts it to a round ball (and Monica even shows how to adapt it for other foam shapes, such as hearts, in her tutorial eBook & Video combo).
I just made this one the other day, and I am so tickled about how it came out! If you haven’t tried this pattern yet, you should give it a shot! You won’t believe how easy it is.
(and, if you already own the Parasol Pattern, you can access it HERE.)
I love the simplicity of this pattern so much (simplicity in both the technique, AND the finished look), that I am planning to use it to make some keepsake ornaments for myself and my late husband’s family, from one of his Marine Corps uniforms, since I have so many of them. I think this minimalist pattern will be absolutely perfect for that.
Oh, and with one of his ribbons in the center… OH, I think that will be so beautiful!
I hope you loved this idea, and I’ll see you with pattern #3 tomorrow!
p.s. Did you miss yesterday’s ornament? You can see it right here on my Instagram page (don’t worry… you don’t have to have an account to view the photos).
So what is this ’12 Days of Patterns’ thing?
A few days ago, I had a brainstorm: We have some fabrics leftover from our June Kit, and (now that I am moved and have a craft room again), I decided I wanted to try and make a bunch of different patterns out of those same 3 fabrics. There will be 12 different ornament patterns all together – all red, white, & blue!