Thursday, December 16, 2010

Handmade Christmas - a fabric wreath

We had a rather cool and very wet day today as you can see from the rain on the windows in these photos. As they say "good for the garden" and I say good for some creativity in my sewing attic!
Everything I used to make this wreath is what I had on hand. I love it when I can make something entirely from my stash! Leftover scraps of  batting wrapped around the cane base, then leftover ends of bias binding were used to cover the batting. A couple of yoyos and a fabric flower leftover from previous projects.

The big red flower is one created by my clever Mother and was the perfect match for the colours on the wreath base. I have quite a few of these lovely knitted flowers just waiting for the right project to be matched with. Thanks Mum!

I added more yoyo's made from scraps and finished with various buttons from my button stash. The little Christmas tree is a ceramic button that I got a few years ago and thought I would never use. And for a little sparkle I added a few beads when I sewed on the buttons
So there you go another inexpensive and easy Christmas decoration and something bright and cheery to lift a dull rainy day.

10 comments:

Lynz said...

Oh, what a lovely wreath!!! Isn't it satisfying to make something out of nothing - and to have it turn out so beautiful is a bonus!

Wendy said...

Wow, love this! This is by far the nicest wreath I've seen, love the colours and patterns and embellishments.

Lis said...

Your mum's flower is stunning on your wreath although I think it would look equally amazing on a seaside themed wreath as a starfish - ideal for summer decorations :)

XUE said...

Another unique decoration, Catherine! Clever you & clever Mum too !

Leslie said...

this wreath looks great. i love the bright greens in it

by Daisy said...

as always, i'm speachless!

Karen said...

Loving your Christmas decorations. I love it when it rains and I can stay at home tucked up indoors creating my little heart out.

Deborah said...

So festive and pretty! I love the big red flower and the button wreath!

bearpaw said...

That is so lovely! And even better that you managed to use stuff up, I love doing that too.

MEG'S WORK said...

i simply love it!!! i understand you fully well because i feel the same way when i use things from my stash (which is very big!!)and when the result is so good it feels even better! =))
thank you so much for your visit!
i wish you and your family a lovely christmas , piece, health and a lot of fun for the new year to come!
still owe you some pictures of what it became from the blocks (sew along) i made with your help!
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
meg

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