Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Wonky Wreath
I spied Vic's lovely yarn wrapped Christmas Wreaths over at Punky and Me a few days ago, and they gave me the inspiration to have a crack myself.
With no cardboard on hand, I went out searching in the dark unknown depths of the garage stash and found some different size embroidery hoops (just another thing I hoard from the oppy even though I don't embroider), and some random balls of yarn.
I didn't have anything red or green, but orange and turquoise was close enough!
I faffed around with it for a few nights on the couch. I was a bit mesmerised watching Kev on Go Girls instead of concentrating on the wrapping...
But, once I'd finished all that wrapping, I thought it was missing something... it just wasn't quite Christmassy enough - but I had an IDEA.
Back out to the dark depths of the garage for another search.... this time I was looking for wire, and my wire beading jig (another thing I haven't used in the last 5 years).
When I opened the box labelled 'Wire Beading Jig' .....surprise surprise I found my long lost hot glue gun - HALLELUJAH!
What was that rule I learned at Lissanne's workshop??? LABEL, LABEL, LABEL.
After that little bit of excitement, I sat down and crafted a little star (or what is supposed to be a star) using some copper wire and the jig.
Yesterday, I finally hung it on the front door - with only four more sleeps til Christmas.
And here endeth a very long story about a very wonky wreath.