Yesterday, I decided I needed a tick (always need a tick), and between twinny haircuts, DVDs and a trip to the park, I knew sewing was going to be a tad difficult, so it was time for a 'wreath'.
I remembered seeing one in a magazine last Christmas, and there are plenty on Pinterest using a variety of hoops, rings and flower-arranging accessories.
So I went for a humble dry-cleaner's coat hanger and bent it into a circle round an upturned waste-paper basket.
I didn't keep count of the number of strips I cut, but it must have been in excess of 200. I plumped for approximately 1" x 9", as I found a lot of scraps that fitted the bill, along with some fat eights and polycotton just asking to be used. I don't ordinarily like red, but it is Christmassy, so it was a great project and dodgy-stash buster in that respect.
I simply tied the strips to the ring, squeezing in as many as I could in semi-random order.
'Semi' in that I tried to evenly sort the different scraps into 4 piles first, each to fill a quarter of the ring; this ensured that after the first quarter I could see I had cut enough. There were also a few bits of sparkly netting tied in for good measure.
So I reckon I get to have a tick on my Winter Stitching list, (OK, so there was no actual stitching, but it's fabric and crafty and all the things I love, plus it's my list):
9. Another grand crafting gesture for our Christmas home!
You don't get more grand than putting something 'out there' for everyone to see, whether they are invited in, or not! I just hope no-one takes a fancy and pinches it when I put it out on December 1st!
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