It’s getting a little Halloweeny up in here…


A cold front came through and I’m feeling fall-ish.  The heat is on.  Scentsy fall scents burning (and it smells gooooood).  And I put up the Halloween wreath.  So, it’s offically fall up in here.

{roundup} Welcome, February!

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It’s February…already.  And we’ve had unseasonably warm weather around here, which makes me bittersweet.  I love the weather (and not freezing to death), but it makes we think that Mother Nature has something coming.  My friend predicts a March blizzard.  We’ll see.  I’m all for blizzards when they have chunks of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in them :)

Since it is February now, I thought I should get out some of my February stuff…

Groundhog Day Pudding Cups

The Valentine Wreath

those cute leopard print bags

And to decide what Valentines we’re going to make this year…will it be

or these (or maybe both?)

And don’t forget to grab this one, too!

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{Halloween} Spooky Wreath

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I started thinking…almost all of the projects I do have two things in common: polka dots and ribbon.  I’m a huge fan of both.  Any kind of polka dot.  And polka dot ribbon?  looooooooove it! I have a nice little collection of the polka dot ribbon kind.  And good thing, too, cause I used a bunch of it for this project.

I saw this wreath last year and knew I wanted to make one.  I picked about 10 different ribbons (maybe more?) in different sizes to start and cut them in about 4.5″ pieces.  Basically I followed her tutorial.  I wrapped my wreath with black grosgrain ribbon to start.  (I prefer to use grosgrain when I can)  My black ribbon was 1.5″ grosgrain, so it took a pretty good amount to wrap the wreath.  Then I set to sewing ribbon loops.  A ton of them.  But it really did pay off because I had plenty of loops to cover the wreath and make it nice and full.  I used my glue gun to attach the loop seams to the wreath.

Mine is already on the door.  I didn’t do the glittery numbers or ribbon hang.  Just simple. Well, fluffy cute and simple.

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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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