Saturday, February 26, 2011

Out With The Old

Outside, the streets around my neighborhood are closing down and crowds are gathering for the first Mardi Gras parade of the 2011 season. The weather is perfect---clear skies with lots of sunshine. It's sure to be a fun time for everyone involved. I won't be walking up there this year since the shingles are giving me a rough time (actually the medications have pretty annoying side effects). Instead I'll stay inside and watch the parade on TV, and perhaps do a little crafting.

First up, is replacing the old evergreen wreath with a new spring wreath for my kitchen door.
I got the idea after seeing the spring wreath that Layla, over at The Lettered Cottage, made. I began with a styrofoam wreath form and a ball of twine that I already had at home. (I wanted my wreath to be a bit bigger, so I used the kind that has squared-off edges) It was really easy to wrap the twine around, but gee it took FOR.E.VER!!!! I ran out of twine about 3/4 of the way around and had to buy another spool--annoying, but it gave me a chance to rest from all that wrapping!

Next, I found a small branch out in the backyard and wrapped it with some green fuzzy yarn I already had on hand. Naturally, I broke one of the branches as soon as I finished and had to hot-glue it back on.

The fun part was adding the embellishments. I whipped up a little bird using Spool's free pattern (I decided to sew it with the raw, pinked edges showing) and
I didn't want to go buy anything else, so I dug through things I already had: big, pink daisies left from some decorations at church,

buttons (I've got plenty of those), and a few yoyo's I made from fabric scraps.

It's definitely beginning to feel like spring inside now.

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Donene said...

Linda, I love this spring wreath! I love the bird and the wrapped twig especially!

amilcar502 said...

Hello Linda. That is a nice spring wreath you got there, very creative. I am glad to hear that you had a lot of fun making it. I am sure you will have a lot of fun watching the parade on tv as well. Hope the medication has less of an effect on you.

P.S Nice taste in music. I regularly don't hear that type of music but I enjoyed it while writing this comment.

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