Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just a little something



I haven't posted anything in a while, because...well, I haven't done anything in a while.  Well, nothing big but I have made a few small things...little additions to the house.  I needed a wreath for the door but I wanted it to match what the inside of my house looks like or at least what I would like it to look like.  I wanted simply, subtle, vintage inspired, frenchy shabbiness.  Wow, that's hard to find.   So I did what any broke stay-at-home mom domestic diva would do and I made something myself.  On the cheap!  I found a clearance wreath at the craft store for $1.99 and I had a bunch of Osenburg fabric from Wal-mart.  I love this fabric...if muslin and linen had a love child, this would be it.  It's cheap.  It's oatmeal colored and has beautiful color variation in the form of speckles with a nice texture.  Did I mention that it's cheap?! 


I also wanted something for the door of the guest room/office.  I cannot seem to leave this room alone!  It's a sickness I tell you...OCDD ( obsessive compulsive Decorating Disordered) but I'll talk about that another time.  So anywho, I decided on a wreath because it would be the perfect fit I already had everything to make it and I had a wild hair and needed it done RIGHT THEN!  Can you say instant gratification junkie?! 
So with the help of a dollar store wreath form, a stash of osenburg fabric and some fabric glue I had a wreath for that door as well. 




Sorry but this photo is NOT doing what it's told!


Be careful, these fabric flowers are addictive...I now have about 10 extras sitting in a drawer!  They are so simple to make...I like my rough and shabby looking so I just ripped (yes, I said ripped...another great thing about osenburg or muslin) about a 1 1/2 inch wide strip and pinched a bit in my fingers to start and twisting the length of fabric as I went just rolled the fabric around the pinched fabric...then glue the last 1-1/2 inch of fabric to the underside of the flower to keep it from unraveling.  Jami at Freckled Laundry has a very helpful video tutorial on how to make them...hers are much more perfect looking than mine.


Here is a list of some linky parties that I will be participating in this week!  Have a great weekend everyone.



  




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25 comments:

  1. great job, aaron!

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  2. Very pretty! I have admired the rosette fabric flowers but have not attempted to make any yet. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a beautiful redo of your wreath. I like the natural fabric and the texture it has.

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  4. The extra flowers would be cute for hair pretties! Throw 'em on an alligator clip and voila!

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  5. Oooh, I love cheap! But, your wreaths look anything but cheap! They are gorgeous! Will have to check out that video tutorial! Have a great week!

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  6. Beautiful and I love the definition of OCDD. ♥olive

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  7. I Love the osenburg fabric and adore what you have done to make the wreaths. Both of them are adorable. The fabric flowers are perfect, right up my alley!

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  8. Love the wreath, and sometimes the instant satisfaction projects are the best!

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  9. So pretty! I love the fabric!

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  10. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L wreaths! Adore your rosettes, Aaron! LOL @ the OCDD comment, toooo funny!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  11. I love that fabric and what you did with it. I'm going to check the video out. I've been wanting to make some fabric rosettes. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Yep, I love those fabric flowers too. I haven't made any, because I really don't need another addiction. :) It looks great!! Thanks so much for linking up to Style Feature Saturday! -shaunna :)

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  13. I, too have an obsession with making those awesome flowers! Aren't they so great? LOL! Love your wreath!
    Visited form Debra's VIF!
    Happy Halloween
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  14. Found your blog through links! Hey if you would ever like to be featured for either a project you have done or any recipes you have than please come one over to our site.Thanks for letting me visit

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  15. Isn't all crafting addictive....
    Your wreath looks fab. Enjoy your flowers and I hope you will have a wonderful week, full of inspiration.

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  16. So pretty! I'm dying to try making some fabric flowers!

    Jeanine

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  17. Hey there - those little rosettes are the best! I will have to give them a try. Good job! I love how the wreath looks.

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  18. Não faz juizo à foto?? Ficou lindíssimo!!!
    Eu adoro estas coroas, mas não encontro nada por aqui... e ainda por cima o que vejo custa os olhos da cara!

    Óptimo trabalho!

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  19. So cute! I love making rosettes and adhering them to just about everything I see!!

    Great job!!

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  20. Adorable! Those roses ARE addicting...be careful! Thank you so much for linking up to air your laundry Friday. I appreciate it!

    Hugs,
    Jami

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