Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Put a flower on it!

My daughter has been teasing me lately about putting a flower on everything I wear from sweaters, coats, scarves and hats.

I can't help it - I love making these flowers and wearing them.

Now I'm crocheting hats and cowl scarves!

Here's a couple of photos of my daugher and I wearing some hats I made with flowers.

Until Next Time!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Crocheted Flower Pins

I have been so inspired by all the woolly  handmade stuff I've seen on Pinterest that I had to join in!

Check out these beautiful (if I say so myself) handmade crocheted flower pins that I've been making.

They are so pretty in real life and I've made them in tons of colours and fibres.

I've sold a few at a local craft sale and given a bunch away to friends for gifts. 

If you'd like to purchase one they will be available at Scrap Arts this weekend or you can email me and I can ship one (or two) out to you.  To see more photos click on the page above.
Until Next Time!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ornament Wreath Re-Do

Although I liked the idea of the simplicity of using a wire coat hanger to make a wreath I was not happy with my final results.


It was too small for my door, it was too thick, I didn't like the coat hanger showing, it was losing it's shape from the weight of all the ornaments, and it was scratching my door.

This is what it looked like

So last night I fired up the glue gun and re-did the wreath.

I used the same ornaments just mounted them on a different base!

I used a 24" artificial wreath ($5 - found one 50% off)  and wrapped it with gold tulle ($3 on sale too).  I wrapped the tulle around it to hold down the greenery and protect my door from getting scratched. 

Note: You might be able to find a better solution for a base but all of the foam cores I saw were too small or too big and this seemed like the easiest choice for me at the timeIf I had seen a grapevine wreath that might have worked too.

When I glued down all the ornaments I noticed that there were gaps where the cap of the ornament showed or between ornaments.  So I bought some small filler balls in red and gold to glue into the "cracks".

It has a thinner profile than the wire coat hanger wreath.  Compare the two below.


The revised wreath is so pretty I don't think it even needs a bow.

What do you think? 

Until Next Time!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ornament Wreath

How do you like this ornament wreath that I made?

 You just feed ornaments on to a wire coat hanger.  Then you use the hook in the hanger to hang it up.
I don't really like that the hanger hook is showing....

 And it kind of sticks out quite a bit on the door. 
This wouldn't work if you had a screen door on top of your front door!

I got my ornaments from Bed Bath and Beyond - a package of 41 for $13.99. 

I bought 2 packages to make this wreath (yep 82 balls!). 

You can find unbreakable ornaments everywhere for different price points - I saw some great ones by Martha Stewart at Home Depot - but the reason I choose these ornaments was because of the colour combo (red, green and gold) and there were both shiny and glittery balls in 2 different sizes.

I made this ornament wreath using THIS TUTORIAL.

If you are a visual learner click HERE and HERE for videos.

There are lots of different versions of this oline and I might take mine apart and do it on a wreath form.

I found THIS ONE - without using the hanger on a foam core wreath.

THIS ONE using a green wreath base.

Until Next Time!