It’；s January so I guess it’；s time to get back into the swing of things. I admit that I’；ve done a lot of nothing the last few weeks. ？My daughter was home from college and most of my extended family has been out-of-town all month， so things have been really quiet around here. ？I seem to function well on “；momentum”； and I just lost some of that mid-December. ？Plus we don’；t need to talk about the whole “；move all of your craft supplies up two flights of stairs”； experience. ？It’；s still a mess， hopefully I’；ll have photos to share with you sometime this millenium.
While my daughter was home we finally got around to a DIY project that she’；s been wanting to do FOREVER! What’；s that saying about the cobblers kids？？？ Well this one’；s kid wanted monogrammed conversepillow shams floral， and she finally got them. ？ I’；ve seen these Chuck Taylors？popping up online a lot lately， and I can’；t tell you who thought of the idea in the first place， but I can tell you that if you don’；t want to DIY them you can buy them on etsy…； just do a search.personalized gifts for grandparents
We usually DIY rather than buy， so for better or worse this project sat on the back burner for a few months. ？ The project only took about 15 minutes and was super duper easy. You do need some sort of e-cutting machine. ？I used my Cricut， you can use an exacto knife if you’；ve got exacto skills…； just trace and cut out.
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Have you ever tried to carry a quilt (or two, or three) to show-and-tell at your guild? Or found yourself dragging a quilt all around the house while you try to hand-sew the finishing touches on the binding? Happens to me all the time, and I found myself wishing I had a bag big enough and sturdy enough to tote a quilt around. Since I couldn’t find the perfect bag, I decided to make one, and the result is the Color Block Tote Bag!
While I was “working” (i.e. scoping out the web for cute Valentine’s day tutes) I came across this gorgeousness on Punkin Pattern. I’m so glad I discovered this site, there’s so much cuteness there! I asked the creator, Vanessa, if she would share the tute with us, and she agreed. I see so many variations on this, I just love how it’s sweet but not as saccharine as some traditional Valentines day decorations.
Today I’m going to show you how to make this DIY Valentine’s Day wreath, THEN?I’m going to show you how to use the SAME wreath and swap out the elements to make it work for any season! No more buying multiple wreaths during the year.