Thursday, September 19, 2013
A Rag Wreath How-To
And, as seems to happen to me every autumn, I'm ready to sit down and become the craftmeister. I decided I needed a new wreath for the front door, and it just had to be Hokies colored (of course!), and really, it should be BIG so it could be seen from the street. Therefore, a rag wreath would be perfect!
Just lather, rinse and repeat until your wreath is full and all kinds of fluffy.
Please note, this is a somewhat messy project as those rag strips have a tendency to shed a bit as you work. Vacuuming takes care of it. :o)
I think it needs an orange VT and it'll be finished. :o)
It took me about thirty minutes to cut all the strips, and another hour and a half or so to get all the strips knotted on the wreath. So, two hours work. Not too shabby!
And, how about a sneak peak of the next wreath I'm going to be making:
1. "We're princesses, Mommy!"
2. I cleaned up, cleaned out and reorganized the offudio! If I haven't used an item in the past two years, it got tossed in the donate box. What's the point of holding on to something you are never going to use? I was ruthless and it felt good. :o)
3. All the clothes friends and family have handed down. Look at these piles:
We'll get to Lil's this weekend.
4. I found this on Lissie's nightstand:
5. The approach of autumn. HOORAY!!!!
Septembager 21st approaches. Sparkly Hannah Day. A time to make the world more beautiful, see the wonder in the world around you and enjoy being alive. Our girlie would be 12. Good lord. I can't even imagine. I truly can't.
While we typically try to be in the 'burg for Sparkly Hannah Day, or close to it, that's just not going to happen this year. So, instead, we're heading to the Harvest Festival and scarecrow stuffing at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. Maybe we'll take the pixie boat to Chippokes afterward. :o)