Sunday, September 22, 2013

Burlap, Felt & Twine Creations

 Do you ever make something with the intention to sell it and just really want to keep it for yourself when it is all done?  That happened to me this weekend when I made this sweet little banner and wreath.  Plus they both go so perfectly on my old shabby door, like they were meant to hang there!  What do you think?
 This coming week at the college I work for is Homecoming.  One of the festivities is called Taste of the Harvest where wineries have samples of their wines, people bring goods to sell and there are a lot of other activities.  My mother-in-law is going to have a booth and I am going to sell a few of my things there.  This banner and wreath is going to be for sale...unless I end up just keeping it for myself!
 Of course I hope it sells so I can make some money, but if it doesn't, I know exactly where they will hang in my house!  I also made a few more banners of different kinds and if I have time, I might make a few more wreaths.
 I am loving the colors I used for these.  The chipboard shapes are a nice ivory color so I made felt roses using sandstone, white and antique white felt.  The pearls really make it perfect!
 I covered a wreath form in burlap and it is rustic and imperfect, but I love it!  These colors together make my heart happy.  They are simple but so crisp and beautiful.
 Maybe it will sell, maybe it won't.  Either way, I had fun making them and I would be happy either way!
My birthday was on Friday and it was a pretty good day.  Although I had to work, I had a fun day anyway.  My co-workers brought me coffee, muffins, chocolates, wine and took me to lunch.  Cody took me out to dinner and bought me this amazing bed set.  He knows me so well!  I absolutely love all things Paris and this bed set is so perfect for me.  Once I get my bedroom totally done, I will be sure to share it with you!

Have a great week!

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chateau chic said...

Your wreath and banner are adorable. I see why you'd want to keep it.
Mary Alice

Donna said...

Happy belated birthday, Trisha! Sounds like you had a fun day! Love your new tres chic beadspread:) Your wreath and banner are awesome! I have a feeling they will sell right away. So that will be a good excuse to make them again, this time for yourself!

nancy said...

love the wreath.. THat is so different to do with burlaps other than doing scarecrows and etc..

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Happy Birthday, Trisha! I love your projects...the sale sounds fun! Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Both are adorable, they will both sell at taste of harvest, the colors are perfect. I bet you already do this, I price it high and if it sells..OK...If not OK!


Blondie's Journal said...

No wonder you want to keep the wreath and banner, they are SO cute! Maybe you could sell these and use the money to buy more burlap!! :)

Happy Birthday! I'm visiting from Brenda's and I just love your blog!!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love the burlap with the pearls, great decor. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Jeannie Marie said...

Really cute!! Happy belated birthday! My daughter's birthday is today!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi, you did a beautiful job once again creating the wreath and sign. Happy Belated Birthday!
Julie from

ornate splendor said...

What a pretty banner and wreath! Great textures with the burlap, felt and pearls....blissful!! My feelings on selling my own creations are much the same! I kind of want to keep everything! I figure if it sells, great! If not, I will decorate at home with whatever doesn't sell - happy either way!! : ) (By the way, you are just so beautiful and photogenic!!)

Doni said...

How pretty!! LOVE the pearls, and yes, KEEPER!!
Happiest of Birthdays to you too! You know we get to celebrate birthdays ALL MONTH!!
Thank you so much for sharing your pretty creation with us for the party!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Happy Birthday Trisha! Yes, the bedspread is perfect for you. The wreath and banner are perfect on your door. Love how they turned out! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

Rhonda said...

I LOVE what you have done. You should come show off your creativity starting at 8PM CST at Craft Frenzy Friday! It won't be a party without you!

Unknown said...

Love the wreath and the banner and Iwould want to keep them too. I do hope you sell them though then you can make more! Have a great weekend

Mommy Evolution said...

I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

The party goes on ALL weekend.

Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

Ivy and Elephants said...

The wreath and banner are adorable.
This is such a versatile fabric that can be classy and chic. Yours are both!

Lana Kim White Austin said...

I don't blame you at all for not wanting to give that beautiful wreath and banner up....they are truly rustically elegant!!!




Simply Simplisticated said...

So Lovely! Very festive as well:)Great job.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Happy belated birthday. The wreath is adorable....I would want to keep it too. So very cozy, yet elegant. From your newest follower, Linda

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Trisha,
Congrats! You were one of the top two most visited links from SYC again this week.

Rhonda said...

I wanted to stop by and I love your banner and wreath! I sure hope you kept them.

Lorraine said...

Hi Trisha, love your wreath and banner!! I love those soft, neutral colors as well! ~Lorraine

Heather Coody said...

Gorgeous! Hope you're having a fabulous week!

Heather Coody said...

Gorgeous! Hope you're having a fabulous week!