Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Fourth of July Wreath…

One of the most important things that my mom taught me was to look forward to something when your were down and keep moving forward one day at a time.  When I miscarried early in my marriage, she took me out shopping—and I kept thinking, “who can think of shopping at a time like this?!?”  She kept pointing out cute holiday stuff at Hobby Lobby and I muttered sadly, “I just don’t care about anything right now.”  And she tenderly said, “I know, but we just have to find something to look forward to.”  And we did.  We forced ourselves to get excited about Memorial Day and the summertime.  Maybe that’s why I look forward to holidays now, it keeps the days passing by—especially when they aren’t going very well!!
So that’s what I am doing today, looking forward to the Fourth of July already!!
I made this wreath with my mom, and it is made out of red and white Deco Mesh.  It is the first time I have ever used it, and it was SO easy!!  I really enjoyed it.  And then I added polka dot and striped ribbon, and some cork-screw pipe cleaners, and metal star.  I love it!!
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Monday, May 27, 2013

Patriotic bunting with chevron fabric…

We are relaxing(or at least trying to) this Memorial Day weekend!!  We are lucky to have family visiting to help keep us calm as we still rough through some of Justin’s tantrums. 
I love my country and all the men and women who have served to help protect our freedoms.  I made a patriotic bunting last year in more rustic colors, you can see it here, and updated this year in bright colors and of course—chevron fabric!!
I love it just as much as I loved last year’s…which one do you like better??
I can’t decide…maybe one for inside the house, and one for outside??  Oh, the possibilities are endless!!
Don’t forgot to see my original post for the easy tutorial on how to make one yourself!!

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