This was an impromptu project that I finished and gave to its new owner today. My husband’s parents are off to Disney World tomorrow, and last night we came up with the idea of making his mom a silk scarf. She loves puzzles, and I wanted to incorporate the idea of the Hidden Mickeys in the parks.
After some sketches and making puzzle piece cutouts from spare cardboard, I transferred the design to silk with a watercolor pencil. I stayed up late applying the resist with help from my mom and the hubby. The stretcher was a feat of modern engineering, and used the best $1 safety pins, rubber bands, and pushpins that money can buy.
We were going for bright colors, and I think we succeeded. I made my husband outline and color one puzzle piece (the “Look Mom, I helped!” factor). A quick ironing, wash, air dry, and press, and it was ready 30 minutes before its recipient walked in the door.