Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas is coming!!!

Happy November already.  Its hard to believe how fast the months are flying by.  The Christmas season is fast approaching. And its my favourite time of year.  The days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping and inside the house all is warm and cozy with lights and decorations.  

A few weeks ago I helped out Denise and Natasha at their CraftDBear Christmas Retreat at the Elm Hurst Inn in Ingersoll.  It was a weekend heavy on laughter and Christmas crafts and very light on sleep.  LOL  One of the classes was this gorgeous wreath that Denise help us make.  It is hard to see in the picture, but it is gorgeous.  My wreath is  made with the now discontinued Candy Cane Fabric, which is now available through our clearance rack at just $1.19 per pack.  This wreath used about 1 1/2 packages.  Other ladies used Deck the Halls, also discontinued from the catalogue but available on the clearance rack.   It was super easy to make.  Basically it is strips of fabric ribbed from the fat quarter, and tied onto a wire wreath frame with ribbons to give some added depth.   So easy, but the end result is stunning.

A close up of the wreath to see the fabric and ribbons in closer detail.  

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And I leave this post with a picture of a visitor we had in our backyard this morning.  We have had quite a number of squirrels busy in our yard getting ready for winter, and this falcon landed just as two were playing on the roof in front of him.  And yes, the squirrels made a clean get away.  Didn't see one squirrel for a good 1/2 hour after the falcon left.  


Tracey said...

WOW! Love your wreath Ria!!

Jayne said...

Gorgeous wreath, glad you had a good time. Must have missed your visitor today!

Deanna said...

The wreath turned out amazing! Nice job!