Here are the two wreaths I made with ribbons from the wonderful Offray ribbon outlet.
|Eighteen inches of ribbons cut and tied around a straw wreath. Add some strips of tulle and pumpkin/gourd floral picks.|
|A large wire wreath base tied with six inch pieces of ribbon and fabric strips.|
Two wreaths, why not two new autumnal pillows. I used more of those orange ribbons and did ribbon weaving for one of the pillows. Simply cut a piece of interfacing, place it sticky side up on a pinnable surface (I used a piece of cardboard) then place strips down in a warp and weft pattern. Iron the interfacing into place to hold the ribbons flat, creating the new "fabric." Sew up as any ordinary pillow. I only used two ribbons for mine so the whole project was very quick.
|Ribbons pinned onto the left and top edges then woven into a large piece.|
Even easier, buy a remnant at the 50% off Red Dot fabrics at Joann's and sew it into another pillow for the other corner of the family room sofa.
I had planned on starting the Chanel jacket sew along that is taking place in the blogging world. But too many life events have gotten in the way of that plan. It was nice to have these small projects to at least give me some creative time. And a winter jacket project will be just the thing to keep me warm for the next seasonal change.
In the meantime, here are some pics from that wonderful family wedding.
|My aunt and uncle, cousins and their children|
|Mr. Lucky enjoying dinner with some more family members.|