Hello there! I'm Kathleen, a former art teacher and co-creator of two young boys. I'm perpetually in search of creative ways to spice up our daily lives, and always in search of a good cup of coffee and a knitting project. Join us in our adventures in making and doing, and making do.
Scheduled to make its debut on our front door, uh, last month, is my winter wool flower wreath.
After many evenings spent with tiny bits of scrap wool scattered over the carpets, tangled embroidery floss, and needle-poked fingers, I finally finished my wool wreath, which I based on this gorgeous one (which includes a tutorial).
The flowers were fun to make, just free form cut-outs from wool felt decorated with free form embroidery. I love that kind of needlework, which is very much like drawing to me (albeit sloooow drawing).
I also spliced in some of my hand-felted beads for some color.
To assemble the wreath, I first wrapped a Styrofoam form in white wool yarn, then pinned the flowers onto it.
It will most likely hang here until spring, since I don't really go all "Erin go Bragh" next month, despite my Irish blood.
I'm so pleased that I turned this:
Finally, something started and finished in this house. Now on to tackling my basket of half-completed knitting projects. Or laundry, which is never, never finished.