Saturday, May 24, 2014

Patriotic Flag Wreath + Summer Challenge

Lily is sick so we cancelled our plans for today and decided to hang out and let her rest. 

AKA instant feeling of doom and cabin fever for my ADHD self. 

I decided to begin my personal summer challenge: make a dent in my awesome/insane fabric stash. 

This 5' tall filing cabinet is full to the brim of fabrics and yarn, organized by color. I don't know if I'm embarrassed or proud. Either way, I need to make some use of my fabric, some of which I've had for 10+ years. 

So my summer challenge is to use up as much fabric as I can without having to buy more than 1 or 2 extra materials. I haven't even mentioned my personal hobby lobby I have collected in my pantry. 

As seen here: 

So when people ask me, "How on Earth do you have the time or energy to do all your crafts?" It's because I pretty much have everything I need, so come nap time or when a bored moment strikes, it's not hard to throw together something. 

When you have a combination of super high energy, creative minded and a craft shopping addict... You're bound to get some awesome production in very little time. 

Today I decided I'd go patriotic in preparation for Memorial Day and Independence Day. I had bought several wire craft wreaths when they were 50% off, so I grabbed about a yard of red polyester (originally bought to make a matador costume, however was incredibly difficult to sew with so I scrapped the idea... In 2010 :X ) and some blue poly satin I had left over from Lily's Captain America Girl Halloween costume in 2012. 

I just interlaced the red fabric through 3/4 of the wreath, and the blue for the other 1/4. Added white fabric ribbon (left over from my ugly sweater project) and threw a bow on the side. Yes, I literally had American flag ribbon in my stash. I have a problem, I tell you. 

And slapped this bad boy on our front door. 

I didn't have to buy one thing for this project, and I only tied all of these fabrics on while watching Curious George next to my sick little gal, so no sewing at all! And I didn't have to buy one thing for it. 

So hopefully this is the beginning of many projects that will make my husband quit referring to me as a craft hoarder! 

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!