Sunday, October 24, 2010

5 minute fall wreath for $5


I started with a wreath I got for $1, some leaves for $2 and ribbon for $2.  Yay sales!


Take the leaves and with wire cutters separated all of the stems.


I take each of the stems of leaves and stick them into the wreath, starting at the top and working your way down.


Then take the ribbon and start wrapping, leaving room at the end so that you can later tie a bow.  Keep wrapping the ribbon between the leaves.  This actually helps keep them  in place.


Tie a pretty bow, cut the ends of the ribbon at an angle so they don’t fray,  and hang!  Super fast, easy and fun :) 


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Night Owl

So I have tons of fabric left over from projects that I had grand intentions to do… but never did, or fabric that was given to me… and have yet to think of something to do with it.  I have no idea why… but whenever I start a project, I go out and get even more fabric!  So today, I used some of it to make an adorable little owl pillow for my Godson.  His room is all forest themed and I have had great intentions of making him a few things since before he was born (like 5 months ago).  Today was the day.

I used some of this fabric that I originally bought to make a quilt for Lan back when we were dating.  (That didn’t happen and probably never will… we have plenty of quilts and blankets as it is)

photoI have seen some fun owl pillow/stuffed animals on blogs that I follow, so I just winged it.  Owls are oh so appropriate for the little man since he is a night owl himself… keeping mom up to the wee hours of the morning.  I cut some rough shapes, adjusted, appliqu├ęd (for the first time), sewed, stuffed… and tada!

photo (1)  Pretty cute if I do say so myself.  The fabric is all different textures which will be fun for a curious 6 month old (how old he will be when he visits) to explore.  It is all soft and squishy too :)

*sorry the pictures are all off color.  I was being lazy and didn’t want to open up Picasa to color correct.  Meh *