12 Days Blog Hop: Day 12

Pam has the last and final day of the blog hop…but it’s a really good one!  She has a freebie download and a link to the felt blooms tutorial…JACKPOT!

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Valentine Wreath

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We use our kitchen door the most in the house.  That’s where our visitors come in.  That’s the door all the neighborhood kids come in and out of.  When I {finally} took down the Christmas wreath off that back door, it felt really naked.  Plain white door.  I decided to do something Valentine-y.  I was going to make another ribbon wreath {pics coming soon, but similar to this one}, but I knew I would never get it done in a timely manner.  Timely manner being sharing a Valentine wreath before Valentine’s Day :)

So…I thought about it and I decided on a hodge podge of different ideas.  First I covered a green foam wreath with grosgrain ribbon. {just like the first step in Tatertots & Jello’s wreath tutuorial} Then I remembered Pamela Donnis’ great tutorial on the felt flowers she made.  If you’ve ever seen her work, the woman knows what to do with felt!  I made up a few felt blooms using her tutorial in different colors and sizes.  Pam says to the felt shapes don’t have to be perfect…I made a little cardboard guide to go by, ’cause I’m just not a freestyle kinda person.  But she was right, after a little while I was wingin’ it and it didn’t matter a bit.  I’m so pleased with how they turned out that I’m making more…maybe hairclips or a cute pin for my coat or hat?  I wanted to add some ribbon leaves.  And, of course, I had to add some polka dots.  {favorite things…ribbon and polka dots}  The quick tutorial for the leaves is below.

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I’m sure there is a better way to make ribbon leaves.  But I made this up as I went along and it worked, so I’m sticking with it…for now.  I cut pieces of ribbon (two sizes, two colors) to about 6 inches in length.  Then I folded the ribbon, right sides together, in half.  I stitched with my machine (could totally hand do this) up one side and then diagonally across the bottom.  Turn the ribbon right sides out and shape into a leaf.

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If you get a chance, jump over and browse Pam’s blog.  It’s fun!

Just thought I’d share…I’ve linked up at Skip to my Lou and Today’s Creative Blog…check them out!

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12 Days Blog Hop: Day 8

Head over to Pam’s blog today for a great tutorial and a freebie!

Pam Day 8

12 Days Blog Hop: Day 4…gift tags

I have always liked Pam’s designs.  She’s a little bit shabby, a little bit funky, a little bit doodley…all the things I love!  For Day 4 of the Blog Hop, she has made the most adorable gift tags and she shows you just how to do it.  Go check it out!

Pam Day 4

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