So here’s what I have from that bucket I posted yesterday! A table FULL of washed shells (not all shown there), and then, one lovely By the Sea Yarn Wreath! I still have plenty of shells to make many more beautiful wreaths with. This wreath is available (at the time of this post) for purchase at http://www.Facebook.com/stitchesoflight.
What does a dog bone container have to do with crafting? It’s filled with sea shells from my last trip to the beach! Both my sons helped me collect them. They’ve been sitting around my house for awhile, so since today is a rainy day here, I figure this will be a great project for my little one and myself. We will clean them up and do some learning about them while we’re at it. We might even color some of them and have a refresher about mixing colors. I plan on using them to make some yarn wreaths, so watch for some project pictures in the coming days. Do you have a favorite project to do with shells?
The other day my neighbor gave these beautiful lilacs to my little one to bring home to me. For some reason it’s been awhile since I’ve noticed this particular kind of flower. However, the moment I was handed this little boquet, the aroma of them made me instantly remeber when I was a little girl and at my grandparents’ house. They had these in their yard, and just the smell brought back so many wonderful memories. It certainly put a smile on my face. My grandmother is the one who first introduced me to plastic canvas when I was little.
I find that the colors and flowers in spring give me such inspiration in creating my yarn wreaths. Spring is often my most productive time for those. Do you find you have a particular season that inspires you more?
I love these pink and blue flowers together so much I had to get them and make a wreath with them. So here is the finished product! Do you have any favorite color combinations?
My brain has been in overdrive lately! One of the new products is a graduation wreath. These are perfect for your special high school or college graduate. Shown above is one I made for my son’s school. However, the wreaths are completely customizable. Just let me know what colors/letters you would like. Shown is a 12 inch wreath, however 18 inch wreaths are also available for about $4 more. To place an order, either email me at email@example.com or go to etsy (you can click on the store above to get there) and convo me from there. Payment through paypal. Have a great week!~