I was searching on Pinterest recently for ideas for scrap fabric. This idea was by far my favorite.
I simply untwisted a wire hanger with pliers. Then smoothed the corners and shaped into smallish circle. I dug through all my bags of scrap fabric for spring colors. I had a lot of thin yellow that I never saw myself using. I used the yellow as a base. I folded scraps in half and looped then around the wire, pulling tight. I filled the entire wire with the yellow, it was not full looking though. Then I started with the brights and patterns. Making sure that I spaced similar colors evenly around until the wreath looked full. I then tied a long length of ribbon so it can be hung. Finally a bow to add a focal point. This project was so satisfying , using my scraps, making a gift for free, getting to sit in front of the tv while making it and my mama's love when I gave it to her.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I had a bunch of washcloths. They were rather thin. I made hot pad/ kitchen rag things for camping. Not pictured. I saw on Pinterest where the washcloth soap holder/ saver had been made. Then I decided to make toothbrush covers. These are easy to throw in the wash after a few days of use rather than gross plastic tube. I I am not a big fan of plastic. I basically cut a fat quarter in half long ways. I then folded over along the folded edge i sewed a border. Then sewed along three edges with the washcloth and hair tie pinned down. I made a pocket. I flipped the pocket a stitched again around the three edges.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Ive been craving water and to float. We got out on the lake in the boat last weekend. It was bittersweet, i was in heaven in the water, but sad to be leave my home and family here. I've been going to the lake with my dad since I was little. We never do much more than float.