Sunday, December 7, 2008

I'm back

Recently I shared with you a Christmas wreath which I had made from rags. I loved that it was made entirely from recycled materials... but the colours I chose were far too subtle for my taste! Very unusual for me to play it safe with colour. I'm not at all sure what was going on there. Subtle - tasteful - safe - reserved - it's like I was possessed!!!

click here to see the original wreath, and the instructions for how to make one

Well - I'd just like to announce that I'M BACK

My home has been treated to a much more suitable wreath... which better reflects the people inside! It's a little smaller than the last one, but I love it.

I have to say a big thank you to Mrs S... who I know stops by this blog from time to time. Thanks for thinking of me when you sorted through your fabric stash. Those scraps which were useless to you, have created my wreath. I even used the cardboard box (which you sent them in) to cut the base from. I thank you... and my front door thanks you!

The wreath just needed a little something extra... so 'borrowed' a bell from our Christmas tree, to complete the look.

bright rag wreath

16 comments:

beccasauras said...

THAT is gorgeous! That's more me, too, I couldn't imagine doing the other one, but this I can. So festive!

Sherryknit said...

Colorful. More festive. LOVE IT
Great Job

CurlyPops said...

Aha much more festive and gorgeous. I love it!

Devi said...

looks good. keep it up!

KAF said...

I was going to say "Oh that's gorgeous", but beccasauras already used that same word - LOL - because it's so apt!

That wreath is spot on. I'm so glad you put your colourful self back on show. Thanks to the enabling Mrs S!! Thanks to you for the post - a stand out bright spot in my Sunday morning internet browsing.

Tee Zee said...

Wow! I'm speechless, couldn't be more beautiful. Very festive!

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laughing purple goldfish said...

thanks everyone :) I'm really loving this one!

AuntieElle said...

Oooohhh! I love this wreath! Wonderful wonderful!

Sam said...

I love it too. It's bright, cheery, festive and so much more you than the other one. :-)

Julie said...

So, I read this post about an hour and half ago and my daughter is now putting the finishing touches on our rag wreath. Thanks! It only took us about an hour. I ripped, she tied. A fun, quick project. Of course, we made it in her colors, blue, purple, pink, and white. So, I think I'll make one more suitable for me in black, white, and shades of gray. I think we may make a few mini wreaths as well.

Julie said...

I made a mini to satisfy my inner goth.
Rag Wreaths

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Oh Yes! Very xmasy. LOve it!

laughing purple goldfish said...

elle - thank you :)

sam - couldn't agree more

julie - glad that you and your daughter could work on this together... and I know what you mean about the inner goth, except that mine is an inner hippy!

cat - 'tis the season :) thanks

misha said...

This looks great, but I must say I liked the old one too.

donna said...

love it! much better with bright colours

laughing purple goldfish said...

misha - thanks, it's amazing how different they are :)

donna - thank you