Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pinspired 5 Minute Scarf Wreath Tutorial

 Sometimes I like to do a quick project, as it allows me to take a break from some of the more time consuming ones. This little wreath fits the bill perfectly.

I started off with some inspiration from Pinterest and came up with my own version.

Now, onto the quick and easy tutorial:

- 1 Wreath Form (I used a wire one, but any other style should work as well)
- 1 Scarf
- Trim of your choice (I used some cotton lace trim)
- Elastic Bands

Begin by simply wrapping one end of the scarf around the wreath form. I left about 6" hanging to start mine.
Continue wrapping around the form (adjusting the overlapped areas, so none of the form shows) until you are back to the beginning.

Gather the two ends of the scarf with the rubber bands.

Tie your trim around the elastics to cover them.
And that's pretty much it!
It is cold and dreary here today. The sun is hidden amongst the clouds (hence, the not so great pictures).

It is a good day for a fire, a cup of hot cocoa and this simple winter wreath.

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Muslin Ruffle Bag

I was in need of a new bag and saw one on Katie's Rose Cottage that I have admired for some time now.
She had graciously posted the pattern information (Butterick B5449) on her blog and wouldn't you know it was a pattern that I already had.
In keeping with the art of making do, I used some muslin that I had on hand for this bag. I believe Katie used muslin on hers as well. 
I made the bag per the pattern with hemmed ruffles, but if I were to make this again it would be with raw edges or a narrow rolled hem. I think they hang nicer and are not quite so 'flouncy' as with the finished hemmed edges.
 A single muslin rose adds a nice decorative detail.
It is lined with a couple pockets and a magnetic snap closure.
I like the length of the strap and the size of the bag. It just seems to have nice proportions.  I may have to revisit this pattern with a different fabric, as I like it that much.

Until next time ~ Suzanne.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Linen and Lace Pincushion Trio

Continuing on with my fixation with pincushions, I sewed up this trio of pinkeeps.

 My vintage stash of linen and lace came in handy for this project.
 Some of these lace scraps came from things I had sewn for my children when they were just babies. Where have the years gone.....
For this heart pinkeep, I kept it simple with some rosettes, some cotton lace and some vintage buttons.
 I made two of the rosettes with linen and one with muslin to create some shading.
 For this rectangular pinkeep, I used a couple different laces with a single linen rosette.
 To dress up the lone flower, I aded some tulle, two buttons and 3 pearls.
 It turned out that this square etui is my favorite of the three.
I overlapped different laces and embellished it with a couple rosettes, a single vintage button and some silk ribbon gently twisted and tied off with some tiny pearls.

This little trio reminds me of my children, but not only because of the materials used. They are similar in some ways and very different in others, just like the individuality of each of my children.

Until next time ~ Suzanne.

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