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I saw this fun wreath online and had to make one to display at my upcoming Christmas Open House! If you are local, it’s Saturday Oct 19!

This wreath is made of Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper and ribbon, a styrofoam wreath and floral pins.

I LOVE this paper! Not only is it durable enough to cut into strips and curl, it is fun and right on trend for the holidays. Cool thing though, it can really be used all year long for cards or scrapbooking!
Love it too? You can find it HERE

The ribbon is also Stampin’ Up. It’s 1″ stitched edge Cherry Cobbler grosgrain and I use it for cards but I think it’s perfect for hanging the wreath. Besides, the red in the wreath matches perfectly! You’ll find it right here!

The wreath came from Hobby Lobby. The label says it’s a 12″ white “extruded” wreath and cost $4.47. The pins, also Hobby Lobby, $4.99 for a pound. (I put the wreath sticker on the pin bag).


Ok, here’s how to make one:
Order your paper and ribbon from my site here(thank you very much!).

Cut paper into 1 1/8 X 6 1/2 strips. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer

Curl the ends of the paper strips. Tighten or loosen the curls as desired.

Place the paper curl on the wreath and pin it down. It works much better if you just position it, hold it in place, then pin.

I put the ribbon on like this so it would hang flat, then tied a bow at the top.

Now all you have to do is cut, curl and pin to your heart’s content! It won’t take long to create this beautiful wreath to share as a sweet gift or to make your home even more special this Christmas! I love it so much I’ll be making a fall one next!
Thanks for visiting my blog! God bless you!



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Without a doubt, Susan B. Anderson is my very favorite designer for knitted baby gear. Her hats, sweaters and toys are so far superior to what else is out there that I get all wiggly thinking of the colors and yarns I’ll use for the next project!

I’m not an advanced knitter. I’d say I’m barely intermediate and if I could just follow directions I might actually BE intermediate! Anyway, all that to say that even I can produce something cute, cute, cute from Anderson’s patterns!

I was so excited to share my next project with my Saturday needlework group that I carried one of Anderson’s books with me. I took Itty-Bitty Hats to the coffee shop and poured over it, trying desperately to find the little baby hat called Frenchie.

I turned page after page, checked the table of contents, went back through the pages… It wasn’t there! Then I realized… silly, menopausal me! It is in Itty Bitty Nursery!
Soooo, when I got home I opened the book right to it and was so happy to know I wasn’t going crazy!

As you can see below, this little hat is just CALLING to be knitted and perched on a baby head!
I’ve just started this hat and I’m loving the colors!

I’m using Lion Brand Cotton Ease, mainly because there is no one local carrying the Spud and Chloe line of yarn! While I could order online, I have to see it and feel it before I can buy! Lion Brand’s Cotton Ease is W O N D E R F U L ~ AND it was on sale at Michaels! The colors I selected were terracotta, maize and lime. I already had the brown yarn, same weight, so I tossed that into the mix. The Lion Brand yarn is made in Turkey (so refreshing to find something not made in China) and is machine wash / dry. I love it! By the way, the brown yarn is called “I love this cotton” and I’m pretty sure I bought it at Hobby Lobby. I confess this is my second attempt at Frenchie. Yes, I tried it when I first got my book. It would have turned out great had I known how to count my rows and keep up with which is the inside and which is the outside. Yeah, I had trouble with all that.

So here I am, a few projects later and finally having those basic foundational steps under my belt, it is actually turning out like it is supposed to! By the way, that little chain link detail will be added at the end… it will go on the brown stripe and I’ll probably do it in green and yellow. Will see about that. Meanwhile, life goes on and I have to work for several hours today before I can knit some more! Oh, to have been born into money so I wouldn’t have to work for a living… but then again, I might not appreciate something as totally wonderful as an Itty Bitty hat, carefully knit for my little grandson. I thank God for making me who I am and that while sometimes I struggle with the foundations of things, He’s right there keeping me grounded.

Have a blessed day!

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