December 08, 2009

a ribbon frenzy...

one of my lovely uks teamies very generously sent me a bundle of ribbons this week...actually it was about a month ago...but another lovely chum held them hostage...so i only actually got them this week!! i love ribbon and couldn't resist picking out the reds and greens and making a cute christmas wreath for my lounge door. even hubby likes this one!
if you like it too...its super easy and quick to make {had to be this week or there was no way i'd have even got started} i started with an old embroidery hoop and simply glued buttons in groups of three all around the edge sort of like clock numbers...i then glued assorted bows in between the buttons and added a big red bell to the inside of the hoop in the middle of each bow. a few red gems on a few of the larger buttons...a loop to hang...and its done!

these gingham bows are my absolute favourite...i love the naive charm of gingham...it goes well with my own primitive or rustic sense of style!! nothing fancy here...just cute charm :)
oooh and today in the advent calendar of bonkerness? a travel size L'Occitane Verbena shampoo! *loves*
oooh almost forgot to say...have you seen this month's Craft Stamper yet? i've got an article in it on making really quick christmas cards...but there are lots of really lovely non-christmas makes too...enjoy!


7 comments:

acealleycat said...

Its fab - and hubby should like it, you created it!

Rosie said...

How delicious is that??? Wish I had one ....

Linda Elbourne said...

Great job hun .... I love it!

Julia Dunnit said...

It really is lovely, appeals to me for the gingham, homespun look too. Like your glazed lounge door too (nosey aren't I!).
Are you feeling a bit better today then?

Katy said...

Lovely Alix :)

Paula said...

I love it, what a fab idea:)

Carmen said...

This is so lovely and definitely appeals to me too.