Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving Is Around The Corner And Christmas Is In The Air!

This weekend I started doing a little Christmas shopping.  I am getting better and better at getting the shopping done early every year. I really don't like to be running around like crazy the day before Christmas, it makes me miserable and I don't want to be miserable this holiday season.  Plus, I live about 1 mile from a mall and one of the busiest streets in the area. You can get stuck in so much traffic this time of year and I really would like to do my best to prevent all that.  I got stuck in the mall parking lot on Christmas Eve once for one hour! So, get the shopping done so I have have some crafting fun is my motto this year! I love to make stuff and crafting around the holiday season is so much fun! I am a bit short on time but, there are a few quick projects I want to do this year. 

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is this week!  Jeff and I will be going over to my Aunt's house for Thanksgiving and this year. Since I am not on-call for work (that was miserable), I am able to cook a few dishes to take. I am being a bit bold, I must stay, because I am making a pumpkin cheesecake.  This is a challenge that I have never attempted before. I have never made a cheesecake period!  I know, strange. But, I accumulated a spring form pan at one of my wedding showers and I busting it out and giving it a whirl! I am also going to take and some biscuits and am thinking I may add some dried Rosemary to them for an extra kick of flavor.  The recipe I am going to use is from Tammy over here. I will certainly post about this cooking endeavor! 

I went to a craft fair this weekend. A co-worker of mine was selling some of her goods. Her booth looked so cute! And if I do say so myself, it was one of the best ones! Good luck Rebecca! It has been a long time since I have been to a craft fair but it was fun.  I liked seeing what everyone had to sell. 

The crafting bug has bit me. I was in a bit of a funk last weekend but this weekend I am feeling it!  My Aunt emailed me a link to some really cute yarn wreaths. So, I did an online search on yarn wreaths and apparently it is the in thing.  There are tons of really cute yarn wreaths out there.  Of course I ran out to my local Jo-Ann's and got some supplies. 



I picked up a little Styrofoam wreath, yarn, and some red 100% wool felt. Stay away from crafter's felt.  It just is not of the same quality.   

I started by tying a knot in the yarn around the wreath.




Then pinned the yarn down to make sure it would hold.




Then I wrapped the yarn around and around and around and around and around and around, well you get the picture.  This took about 5 hours! Next time, I will select thicker yarn so it will go faster! But, I managed to get it all covered. 




Then I took some festive red yarn to make an accent design.  I pinned it down for a good hold and then wrapped a little design.






I made some cute little felt flowers and pinned them down on the wreath.  




Now, I am in the process of mass producing felt flowers to decorate the wreath with. This could take a while so stick around! I will post a picture of the finished project! 


 


Cheers and Happy Holidays! 

5 comments:

Little Wren said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see the finished product. I'd never heard of a yarn wreath until your blog so now I'm checking them out too. What a great way to use some "spare" acrylic yarn! The tip on felt is helpful too as I haven't worked with it much.

Melissa said...

Your aunt would like for you to whip up a woolen scarf for her Christmas. Thank you.

CraftyMummy said...

Great wreath - love the red on the blue.

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This looks like it is going to be a really pretty wreath. Looking forward to the finished product ;)

CK said...

This looks great! I've been wondering how you make these!
-CK

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