Tuesday, March 22, 2011


do you like yarn?
do you like rosettes?

i do.

here is a fun project you can do while watching your favorite show.
there is a lot of mindless winding of yarn so watching a mindless show while doing it works out quite well.

a few months ago i picked up these heart wreaths (circa 1992 im sure) at a local thrift store called cythera. its how a thrift store should be. the prices are what you would expect *ahem value village* thrift shops should be. how many times can i say thrift store in one paragraph? anyways i got them for .25 a pop. i had no idea what i was going to do with them but i knew someday i would want them. lo and behold i stumbled upon danielle at take heart. she makes the cutest wreaths and i was taken with her and her lovely wreaths. she takes the time to give tutorials (something i never remember to do while im in the creative process, yet LOVE when others do) i will work on that. so go check out how i learned to make them here. danielle is also selling her wreaths to help fund her trip to blog sugar. so check this great gal out!

since these wreaths were for sophia's playroom i let the little miss pick out her own yarn. for real i did. very unlike the control freak inside me. she chose the bright rainbow yarn. i loved it too. yay. that wasn't too hard. together we chose the pink yarn that matched best. i wanted it to be fun and cheery and indeed it is just that!


i will say this dont let a three year old come home and play with the yarn. it seemed like a good idea at the time. she was happy and feeling her inner crafter. it wasnt until i sat down to start when i realized what a complete and utter disaster my yarn was. headache central. if it wasnt for the unknotting (all while pulling my hair out and possibly saying some christian swear words) part it is very simple. since my wreaths were thrifted i didnt have the luxury of plastic coated wreaths. yeah messy really messy. i could have had a barn dance with all that hay on my floor, couch, clothes and daughter.


oh and a little note on my post below. i kinda left you hanging about that bookcase. you all know we have a very little home or cottage as my good friend amanda calls it. well long story short. chris is getting a well deserved new computer and needed more room. he moved his desk into our room and suddenly i had an empty area. gasp. i didnt go a day without finding something to fill the space. its a disease people. i poached the bookcase from my mom. it was sitting lonely with a few books and magazines on it. i wall papered the backs and left the rest as is. love it. makes me happy.


Young Pop Sophisticate said...

Oh, Laura, you make me larf! ("circa 1992" Ha!).

You are so crafty!!!

amanda said...

adorable!! seriously love!!

oh how i can't wait to visit your cottage one day :)