Monday, December 22, 2014
EIt's sad to see this tradition once again winding down for the year. I so look forward to Bob's visits! Sometimes I wish he could stay all year!
Day 21: Bob is looking very festive in his ugly Christmas sweater! Oh and what is that in his hand? Our Christmas card! I'm glad it arrived in time for him to enjoy it!
Day 27: Bob and I both hope the kids never grow up! I made his Peter Pan costume using little felt scraps!
I can't tell you how amazing it is to see our littles faces light up every morning when they get up to search for Bob Twinkles!
Day 18: Bob decorated our tree with candy canes from his shop in the North Pole!
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Ok so I'm a little late posting these but let me tell you, they will be well worth the wait!!
Monday, December 8, 2014
This was a super easy, quick and even better cheap craft!! I bought a quilters ring at Joanns Fabric Store for $1.99. It actually came with 2 rings. I only used the inside ring so technically you could use the other ring to make a second wreath as a present. Just a thought!
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Let me start by saying this project is very very time consumming. It took me about 3 days. Probably 8-10 hours total. I did however have to take seceral breaks because of the before mentioned neck injury. You could probably do it in one days time.
Things you'll need:
2 yards of red fabric or which ever color you prefer.
2 yards of burlap so 4 yards of material total. I have also seen these made all one color and that looks great too.
Lots and lots of glue sticks. I probably used 10 or more.
Dollar store felt tree skirt for the base
I started out by cutting all my fabric into 4 inch wide strips. The red fabric I cut just a smidge wider to allow for a very small hem which I did on my seeing machine. I only hemmed the edge that would show. For the burlap, not going to sugar coat it, it was messy! I tried to zigzag around the edges to keep it from unraveling but it was just too thick. Then I had a stroke of genius and decided to use fabric glue around the edge that would show. Once that was done I laid down my dollar store tree skirt upside down and plugged in my glue stick.
Then I carefully hot glued and overlapped each of my layers all the way around the circle.
As I finished each row, I alternated burlap and red fabric. When I got to the center I made a very small ribbon from the red fabric abd glued that around the center to give it a finished look.