...Happy Anniversary Honey!
Keep on rolling! Ha!
It is hard to believe we have been married that long, it has flew by, and we were just gabbing today how old we are getting, feeling a bit of arthritis here and there, little or a lot more fat here and every where. Ugh! Jeff will be 50 next month, gee how did it creep up that fast, that I would be married to a 50 year old? Well I am 5 years behind so I'll be there before I know it.
We had a late lunch today and ran over to Petsmart and picked up a snack...for the girls.
Oh and the other day I taped this with my Precious, and I could upload it to Youtube...Go figure, it won't take my fancy tutorial video with the editing and stuff but it'll take an upload from my droid.
I also finished the wreath that I showed you the other day with Sharon and I working on them.
It took some time but it turned out really nice. What do you think?
I used the Deck the Halls Designer Fabric and I also tied in a piece of Victoria Crochet Trim here and there, as well as a piece to hang it by. I liked the look as it added to the vintage feel of it. I was going to add a couple buttons but I just couldn't make them look right so I didn't.
I saw this awesome wreath in the catalog made with ribbons (I took a picture of it to show you).
Here is what I used to do it.
I picked up a wire wreath frame at a local craft store. I got the smallest size, but there were other sizes there, I think mine is about 8" across. I cut the fabric into 4" x 1/2" strips and I just tied them onto the frame. Depending on the size of the frame you may want to alter the size of your strips. Cut one and test it before you cut a whole bunch. I started in the center circle and filled it in and then worked my way out. I used my self healing mat and that fabric wheeling cutter tool thing.
No fancy tie job here, it's not even a knot knot, its just a single tie. I cut the crochet trim 5" long and I think I did knot it. Once the whole wreath was done I just looked at where I wanted the trim to be and separated the already tied fabric to make a space and tied the trim there. Easy peasy!
Added since original post: Question: How much fabric did you use? Answer: It took not quite half I think, it will depend on how squished you put the ties together, and of course what size wreath you use.
I also picked my October Stamp set of the month winner. Look at all those tickets. Thanks so much for ordering I really appreciate it. Don't miss November's Stamp Sets of the month. You can read the details on this post.
I don't always have double of stuff, they just lucked out.
Well I better get off here and get to finishing up preparing for my workshop on Wednesday, I'll share with you tomorrow what I did up for the Hostess gift.
Have an awesome Tuesday and thanks for stopping in! I better go kiss the old man!