Just to catch you up on things I have been working on my friend's houses by packing, redecorating, and packing, redecorating some more. Also, I have been diligently working on my Crafty Sewing room attempting to get it organized before I return back to work. Also my family came for a visit, and daddy helped me hang shelves around three sides of the upper perimeter of my room. I can't wait to show off the finished organization.
In other news, I asked a friend to help me with some things I am working on. As form of payment, she requested I craft her a wreath. Her great grans are living in a nursing home, and she explained to me that other people passing by her parent's door pick at the wreath she purchased and placed outside. As a result, I got my crafty juices flowing. While on my trip to KS, I read over some magazines my mom brought along for us to read. Here is the link and this is my version!
My wreath is different because my mother-in-law always gives me these little motivational sayings, so I decided to incorporate both ideas into an even better idea. I started thinking about how the folks and other guests were pulling things off the wreath. Why not make their day in the process and give them a bit of motivational scripture and a touch of sunshine in their lives? Anyway, I am super excited to get this to her!
Notes about changes in the directions I followed:
- Depending on the hot gluing method and technique you use, I only used 50 clothespins. The directions called for 72 pins.
- I used some bias tape and stitched ribbon right down the middle for added support and fluff.
- I used a zig-zag stitch on the machine for a design element of interest, texture and ease of sewing.
- The bow directions called for 24 inches of ribbons, and this made a stingy bow. As a result, I changed up the amount of ribbon used. Instead, I used 48 inches of ribbon. The first 24 inches I stitched it together at the topped, and I slipped it down to the front because I wanted the seam for added bow fluff. Then I used the other 24 inches and tied the bow like a shoelace bow right at the seam!
- For added protection from pickers, I hot glued the bow in place so it won't move around as quickly.
- I hot glued the bow to the wreath. Refer back to statement number five.
- I pinked the edges, so the bow tails will not fray.