Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Crafts

This month I was feeling a little adventurous in the craft department. Normally, I don't do crafts, they stress me out. I want everything to be just perfect and most of the time I can't get it to be so I get frustrated and quit.

However, this month I felt a little inspiration from my crafty friends (you know who you are) and decided to take the plunge.

I found instructions for the topiary on a blog and thought, I can do that. I talked to some friends about the craft to get a little motivation and self-confidence and made one (they ended up making one too). I think mine turned out pretty cute! The next craft I did was a wreath. My friend Starla found this idea on a blog and talked myself and a group of ladies into making it. Let me tell you, looks can be deceiving, this bad boy took a long time. From ten in the morning to five in the evening I painted and glued. Thank goodness I had wonderful people to keep me company. I can't take credit for the beautiful bow; I talked Whitney into tying it for me. I think the wreath turned out pretty cute. The only sad part of the story is that during a heavy wind storm a few days later, Whitney's wreath fell off her door and broke. I felt her pain. We labored together over these crazy masterpieces. I am not sure exactly how I am going to store it for next year, any suggestions?

11 comments:

Mandy said...

I love love love the flower! The wreath is fun too! Good work!

THE LEWIS' said...

those are sooooo fun, i might have to copy you. hope all is well. its always fun to check up and see how everyone is doing.

Jill said...

I want to learn how to make that flower one. The wreath is really cute, but I can already tell I do not have the patience for it!

The Lewis Family said...

In suran wrap? Good job!
~C

mamasteph said...

They turned out so cute! Way to go!!!

Jack and Bernice said...

Looooove the flowers!! Where did you find the "how to do" to make it? I want to make something like that with easter-y type flowers! :o) You are soooo crafty!!

Scott, Aimee, & Emily said...

Cute ideas! I love the little topiary.

salem said...

Goooooo nat! Look how crafty you are.

Brian & Emily said...

you are too much! look at how adorable you are! I MISS YOU!!! If we were neighbors, we would join the babysitting group, and the crafting group, and any other group, just to get to see you:)
how about bubble wrap -- you could wrap it a bajillion times around in bubble wrap from all sides, then just stick it in a box with your other holiday things. and the great thing about conversation hearts (aside from being so cute) is that you can always find them to replace and reglue any that fall off.

whitney said...

What a crafty little thing you are! ... nice wreath, sure wish I had a whole one!

Nancy said...

Talk about crafty! I love the topiary especially. What a feat!