You know all those fabric scraps you have just lying around looking pretty?
I declare that we should show them off.
I had some Ikat fabric mocking me that had a calling as a superstar.
I love how fabrics can take on a whole new look when you wrap them.
I scrounged around my craft stash and dug up two embroidery hoops. I knew they would come in handy eventually, although I thought it would be for when I took the embroidery plunge.
I began by wrapping the fabric around the larger hoop, then found a complimentary fabric to wrap the smaller hoop. Then I hit a wall. Not a real one, although it wouldn’t surprise anyone thanks to my clutzy nature. I wasn’t sure how to attach the two hoops. The answer to all crafting problems is either Mod Podge or Hot Glue, can I get an Amen.
So from attaching the hoops together to bedazzling the wreath with fabric flowers my thumbs took a piping hot glue beating.
The whole thing took about an hour and now I have dreams of thousands of fabric covered wreaths hanging from our tree in the backyard. Beckoning the birdies to perch for a minute. That would be my happy place, until they pooped on my new Adirondack chairs. Then I would bust the broom out and hop on the crazy train. Choo Choo.
Have you been dreaming of bird heaven in your backyard?
DIY’d any fun projects?
What do you do with your fabric scraps?
So yesterday, my family and I up and drove to Louisville, KY.
For Christmas I bought them all tickets to see Fleetwood Mac (if you have no clue who they are shame on you for making me feel old). I fell in love with Louisville when we drove through on our East Coast Road Trip, and it is even better come Derby time. I am so jealous of all you lucky souls who get to call this city home!
Now we are back on the road and I wanted to share some of my favorite things from this week, besides rocking out and pretending I am a gypsy.
I found this amazing print while scoping out the Etsy scene and knew this was my kind of store, obviously.
Then I was even more enamoured when I found all this goodness. I introduce Ello Lovey.
I absolutely love the quirky quotes because they are not your typical “you had me at hello” and “you make me happy”. The cute fonts and bright colors really did have me at hello though. You should pop over there because Rhianna is sweet enough to offer all of us 15% off when you use the code: HOMEMADE. So go get you some!
I bookmarked a whole lot of awesomeness this week but the funny thing is that most of them were from one or two blogs. Can I help it if some bloggers have endless creativity? The answer is no, but I wish I could harness all of that creativity and use it to end world hunger and stuff. Donate your creativity here please and thank you.
I love a dang tee shirt. They are so comfy and give you so much outfit opportunity. You can dress them up with some layered jewelry and heels or dress it way down with some sweats, what other clothing gives you that kind of options. The folks at Design Sponge are always impressing me, and by putting a little bit of unexpected on your favorite outfit staple they have gone above and beyond. This project makes me want to jump into embroidery
head first hoop first.
I have recently discovered that my thumb may have a hint of green to it. That being said I have been eyeing all kinds of flowers, vases, gardens, and pots. So when I ran across this sweet little flower-pot I couldn’t help but feel happy all over. Not to mention that copper repels slugs, so it is good for your little greenery! Don’t mind me, I am moving from gold to copper these days and I may be too excited about it.
Anyone who knows me knows I love quotes. I put them on everything, so when Design Mom prettied up some tea towels with quotes from her favorite TV program my heart may have stopped for a second. I have a minor tea towel obsession, and I feel like this will be a great project once I grow tired of my current set. Maybe I’ll even get real classy with some Si Robertson quotes.
What fun did you find this week?
Any fun weekend plans?
Can you guess what show the tea towels are quoting?