Monday, December 31, 2012

Well Hello Again.
I thought I would share another item from the Wrap along.
This one went to my friend Lori for Christmas, inside are two candy bowls, I made the fabric wrap, it was just a square she can use later as a placemat, dish cloth, napkin etc.
The rose is from the book it was called the Resplendent Rose I chose the variation where there are no ragged edges, on the back I hand sewed a pipe cleaner so it could be wrapped around the fabric and held in place (almost too pretty to open) but the bowls were awesome too :) 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wrap Along

  I participated in a wrap along the few weeks leading up to Christmas. I must say it was pretty inspiring. I had a lot of fun and it challenged me to think even more outside the box.
The book I was working from was Ruby Star Wrapping by Melody Miller and Allison Tannery.
 Right before I started this endeavor a friend of mine gave me this old suitcase full of interesting things. It had mat board, ribbons, scrap booking paper,tape and lots of other fun stuff. I ending up using a lot of the supplies out of this suitcase for the projects I did.
Probably my favorite project from this book (I could make all day and all night) was the newspaper flower. In the box of goodies I found old maps, lots of them, and I cut up all these maps to make the beautiful flowers that eventually ended up on at least 9 Christmas packages. Boy did they get rave reviews from the recipients. I started thinking that if I made enough of these map flowers I could display them on a wall in my home. Wouldn't that be cute?
The ones in this picture are the ones I made for the packages and the leafless bush outside my house held them for this picture.