Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Mother’s Day Rag Wreath and a New Hobby
One of my favorite projects from Abigail’s nursery is her rag wreath. I just love all the colors, how simple it was, and well it is just so darn cute!
Since then I have made Andrew one for his bedroom door, a smaller one for our kitchen, and now one for my mom for Mother’s day. My mom is so special to me and has taught me so much in life. I really wanted this to be special for her.
My mom is so special to me and has taught me so much in life. I really wanted this to be special for her. This is now my FAVORITE wreath!! I LOVE the colors and how full it turned out. I made this for her front door, so I put a C for her last name. I went a little button crazy after making the hair bows and how to add them. LOVE it!
*I bought the fabric in the scrap section at Wal-Mart. It already comes in strips of coordinating fabric. Click here to see the package. They also sell these at Hobby Lobby. I have used this fabric for Andrew’s and the kitchen wreath. So easy! I also purchased the ribbon and wooden letter from there.
Also, I may have ran out and bought more fabric to make my own for our front door. Check it out! I LOVE the bright colors for the summer!
I also made this for mine and Nick’s mom. I plan on getting them back and adding Abigail’s prints. Click n the picture to read the poem. So sweet!
Also I got a huge surprise on Mother’s day! When I woke up (Sunday is my day to sleep in), Nick and Andrew had made pancakes and gave me a new sewing machine! I was so surprised. I have been saying for years that I would love to know how to sew. I guess he felt like with a new baby coming any day that I would have the time. LOL! I am sure I will be able to sneak in a few minutes here and there. I immediately called my mom and asked if she could come over and teach me some basics (threading, bobbins, straight lines, etc.). I think I have the basics down. I can’t wait to get good enough to actually make things!
Here is the mess I have now. I am not sure where the permanent home is going to be. Right now the dinning room will have to do.
I have been spotting these adorable burps cloths that are created from cloth diapers. I had some on hand and my mom showed me how to make this one.
When she left, I made this one. It is not perfect, but pretty good for a first try.
-I have to note that if you keep seeing posts from me, and you KNOW I am in the hospital having a baby, just know that I am not typing these in the hospital. I have scheduled quite a few posts ahead of time. Hopefully I can get my sisterCarrie to interrupt and show pictures of the new arrival on the blog!