Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Wreath

I am finally back to blogging after a busy few weeks leading up to Christmas.  I know we all feel the same way, but it is just amazing how quick Christmas came this year.  To top it off, I came down with a lovely case of bronchitis and pink eye the Sunday before Christmas.  Pink eye, really?  I felt like a kid again!  Fortunately all is well and I am back to myself.
Today I am participating in Kyla's Too Cute Tuesday Linky Par-Tay over at Funky Polkadot Giraffe.  I am not sure about you, however the month of January can be tricky for me craft wise.  I need to get my Christmas decor down, however it just seems way too soon to start for Valentine's Day.  I decided last night that I wanted to make a wreath for winter, along with a banner and some other ideas (to come next week).  I headed out to Pat Catan's today and found these items
The wreath is not exactly what I wanted, however it was only $2 so SOLD.  The paints were all $.50 and the wood shapes were $.25.   The paper came in a pack of 180 sheets and it was originally $19.99 and I got it for 80% off!  Great deal.

 I used my new Silhouette that my wonderful husband purchased for me for Christmas.  I laid everything out here after hot gluing the letters on so I would know how to lay it out.  I then painted the snow flakes and Mod Podged the snowmen and mittens. 
I am questioning if it is overdone, however everything is hot glued so can really come off quite easy.  I will give it some time to decided.  I thought I bought some ribbon for it, however it is not in my bag or on my receipt - who knows what happened. 

 Overall I am happy with it.  I am going to make a banner for the fireplace this weekend.  My only struggle is coming up with a winter saying other than "Let It Snow".  Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave a message so I can be sure to see what you created for Too Cute Tuesday!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Joy

I am linking up today to Kyla's Too Cute Tuesday Linky Par-Tay.  I have been meaning to do this for two weeks, yet I seem to be quite behind lately.  I mentioned in an earlier post how much I despise our couches.  My husband bought them when he was single, and trust me, they scream bachelor (from the 90's) BUT they are in good shape and comfy.  So, we keep them.  My new goal is to make new pillows each month and hopefully not be as bothered by the couch.  Here is what I have done for December

 
This summer I joined the Mystery Block of the Month Club at Fat Quarter Shop and I also joined their Table Runner of the Month Club.  The quilt and the December Table runner are both made out of Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas line.  I decided to make the pillows out of the same fabrics and also a tree skirt (which has yet to be started. . . maybe next year)
The two larger pillows are very basic and I have a set on each couch.  The JOY pillow was adapted from this pillow pattern.  I did not have a large enough pillow form on hand, however I did have this smaller one.  So, I used this applique pattern and some charms to complete this pillow.  These pillows were all so quick and easy and I am very happy with the way they turned out.  I do have quite a bit of fabric leftover so I hope to make some more for next year. 
Please leave a comment if you stopped by so I can make sure to see what you linked up!