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Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Quiet Day for Me

A friend in my eBay group made this for me. I tell you they spoil me rotten! Kates, my nickname for her, does silk ribbon embroidery and the most elegant things. I can't even begin to thank her for this little mitten she made. It is on my pink and white tree this year.

These little wreaths are easy to make. Wrap a foam wreath with white ribbon. Then make the flowers out of any color wired ribbon you want. I've done wired ribbon flowers for years. Strip the wire from one side and shape into a round flower and attach to the wreath. Glue on and then add a sparkly button to the center. Lastly, add a length of ribbon for hanging and add something like this button for a little pizzazz and hang.

This one you could make by cutting 4" x 4" little squares of felt with pinking shears, taking a screwdriver and carefully sticking them in a straw wreath and adding whatever embellishments you'd like. Use any color you want.


  1. Hey Connie. Love the wreaths and that mitten is so cute. Hope you're having a nice weekend.
    Hugs...Tracy :)

  2. These are great ideas. I love the roses and could see the other one for any occasion. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Pretty pictures on a Sunday morning...I have a deep love for the vintage ornaments and really all things Christmas...
    Have a good day.

  4. The wreaths are lovely, Connie. Thanks for the tips on making them. I so love ribbon embroidery and am always in awe of anyone who can do it. The mitten is so, so pretty!


  5. Hi Connie~
    That is the sweetest little mitten. I know you will treasure it :)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the wreaths! I saw a beautiful garland this morning. When you have time, take a peek. It's a great project!

    I hope your day is filled with Love and Magic :)


    I so enjoy your blog and wish you and your family a blessed Christmas.
    Deb :)

  7. Hi Connie, Just dropped by quickly to say Hi to one of my fave gals. Cute little mitten and wreathes too. We're on our way to the pet store. Our bird just laid eggs and now we find that she needs extra Calcium. Oh me oh my! One good thing...we are now certain Lou is a girl and not Lew a boy! Mollye

  8. ohh LOVE them both!! think the red one is my FAV though!!! I wil have to try and make one!!
    have a WONDERFUL chrissie!!

  9. Hi Connie:
    Love your little mitten...and those wreaths are beautiful inspiration. Thanks for the info!
    Merry Christmas,

  10. Hi Connie dear,
    Your mitten is darling.
    The wreaths look so fun to make. Maybe I'll surprise myself someday and do just that.


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