Thursday, November 21, 2013

My wreath is made....

My wreath is made and I love it!
It's very *Jenny* with the white polka dots on red fabric...


...plus a vintage button, crocheted flowers, and a sweet stitchery I did about three years ago that has been patiently waiting for it's moment to shine!


It only took me a couple of hours...
 

...to cut the fabric, wrap and glue it, gather some pretty red, white and aqua trims, and to turn the little stitchery into a circular mini quilt to hang in the centre.
 

 I'm also thrilled that everything I used for my wreath came from my stash!

* red polka dot fabric is RJR's 'Crazy for Dots and Stripes' (2009)
* crocheted flowers are from The Haby Goddess HERE
* Christmas Dove stitchery design is a free one from Bird Brain Designs HERE.

I used little pearl headed pins to secure the crochet flowers around the wreath, and one of my treasured vintage buttons for the centre flower. The red ribbon used to hang the dove stitchery was once wrapped around a gift I was given, and the aqua spot binding around the stitchery was also waiting in my scrap box for a moment to shine.
 I even used a fancy stitch on my sewing machine around the binding! (now that's something new for me)

 I guess now that my playtime is over I'd best get back to work.
I only have two weeks to finish the next Elefantz Home e-zine.
Oops...how time flies when I'm having fun.

hugs
jenny


31 comments:

little acorns said...

I love your wreath Jenny! It is very 'Jenny'... which means it's beautiful!
xoxo

Victoria said...

Wow! Nice job!! You find the most wonderful things in that stash of yours!

Melody said...

really really gorgeous.

SuperMomNoCape said...

That is so pretty. And it is suits you perfectly.

Helen said...

Looks fabulous Jenny !!!

Preeta said...

Looks beautiful!!! Jenny

VickiLorraine@lefthandednotions said...

This is absolutely delightful. Love your combination of fabric, crochet and TALENT ;)

Christine M said...

It's gorgeous, Jenny!

Christina said...

Adorable! Great job!

Maria said...

Such a sweet wreath..

Marian said...

It's a lovely wreath

Oddbjørg said...

What a lovely wreath you have made!

Lida said...

Oh Jenny that is fantastic and so cute!
Hugs
Lida

Shirley Ann Vels said...

Oh Wow Jenny! That is prettiest wreath I have seen! LOVE IT!

Stephanie said...

It has you all over it! Perfectly sweet with lots of spotty goodness.

M. Santos said...

Mis felicitaciones , la corona ha quedado muy dulce y original.
Besos

Wanda said...

Your wreath is just lovely. Perfect for your warm weather Christmas. I certainly know how you feel. Even though I'm in the Northern Hemisphere, Florida U.S, still has a warm Christmas. The really cold for us doesn't come till January. I could pick your wreath out of a line up and say it's you, but that's a good thing. You have your artist "brand". Love reading your blog and seeing your work.

Ольга Коваленко said...

It's beautiful!!! Very very nice :)

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh Jenny! This is so wonderful and adorable, I have never made a wreath but I think I will try one of these as I have fallen in love with it. If it works out well, I am going to try to make one for every season. It is tooo sweet to hang up only at Christmas time. My sis in law went through her stash as sent me two boxes of Christmas/Winter fabrics to choose from, so I think I can easily make one from my stash. Including those for the other seasons!!! Thank you so much for your tutorial. Big Hugs sweet friend...

Tammy said...

I love it.. Absolutely Jennyesque in design. Great choice. I knew whichever way you chose to go with the wreath it would look super.

suz said...

how lovely! perfect for the holidays! thank you for sharing another wonderful project Jenny

Carrie P. said...

what a great imagination you have to use such neat stuff from your stash. it is beautiful

Susan said...

Jenny, it just makes my heart happy to see your work and the colors that you use! Love it all!

Patricia said...

Jenny, It is so pretty. I think it would be a pretty wreath in a childs room, in the colors used in the room.

Patricia

Wendy B said...

beautiful Jen-girl.....simply gorgeous.....simply YOU!!!!! Love it! xoxoxoxoxox

cq4fun said...

Absolutely wonderful, Jenny! So you.

Theresa said...

Your wreath is so sweet!

RosieJoe said...

Wow, the wreath is so pretty. I just love to follow the transformation process, you have such a wonderful creative talent Jenny. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Stacey @ bakercourt said...

GORGEOUS! It's so very Jenny :) xx

Lorraine at home said...

Hi Jenny, The wreath is so nice and so fresh as a Christmas design. The little bird could carry a Happy Birthday sign in its mouth. there are many things that could be made with your design. You are very talented, Happy days ahead for you.
Hugs Lorraine H

Joan said...

Very pretty wreath! Thank you for sharing the links. Have a good weekend!