4.18.2014

Easter Wreath

This was my first attempt at a yarn wrapped wreath.  My partner in the Dreaming of Spring Swap seemed to really like wreaths and I thought this was something I could pull off.  I found the perfect varigated yarn with all these fun spring colors.  I also used flowers, butterflies, bunnies and eggs to decorate the wreath after I wrapped it in yarn.  

While working on this I remembered why I am not a yarnie.  No matter what I do the yarn always ends up in a huge tangled mess that takes me forever to get straight and rewound into a new ball.  Other than that issue this was a great project that I think anyone can pull off.  I may have to start making some more wreaths for myself for some holidays.

I hope you all have a very Hoppy Easter!


4.16.2014

Craft Fail


I yet again participated in the Ongoing Wish Swap and made a claim for kittykill for a hoopla she had pinned.  It was my first time using a water soluble marker to trace my pattern to the fabric and I was so happy with how easy it was!  I stitched up the gorgeous vintage May Pole with birds and flowers. Then I rinsed it out to get rid of the pattern.  

This is what happened:
well I was bit upset.  I have never had thread bleed like that.  All that work stitching down the tubes.  Not to mention I was supposed to be sending out this package in like two days!  

So I went back to stalking Pinterest to find some ideas cause I knew I wouldn't have time to do an entire large embroidery project.  I ended up sending her the wrap bracelets (posted last week) that were already finished along with a smaller hoop and a felt bunny glasses case.  

I am not as happy with this hoop.  I am not sure why it looks off to me... It's a sassy vintage bird pattern I had pinned.

I do quite like the way the glasses case turned out though.  I decided to use brown felt for the bunny since it's close to Easter and chocolate bunnies are everywhere!


I hope the package was liked and I learned a lesson.  I will test all thread to make sure it doesn't bleed before ruining another project!
 


4.14.2014

Manic Monday


Felt Easter Ornaments I received in the Ongoing Wish Swap.
Happy to have these guys hanging out on my Easter tree!

4.11.2014

Foodie Friday-Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls

I was home with a sick son earlier this week and decided I wanted to make some homemade rolls to go with dinner.  I had this recipe for copycat Texas Roadhouse rolls  and decided to give it a try.  They were super easy and pretty much fool proof!  I loved that there are only a few ingredients needed!  The only thing I would recommend is the make the rolls smaller than I did otherwise you will have to bake them quite bit longer than what the recipe says.
 
 



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