Friday, December 10, 2010

Blissful Burlap

Yes, I realize that it's only 14 days before THE DAY, but my Christmas crafting has just begun! I can say that I've been doing my research on what crafts to create for some months now, so at least I'm prepared for what's ahead (sort of...).

Things have to calm down for me to be able to create. When I'm frazzled with life (Army life keeps you really frazzled...) then I just can't get the crafty juices flowing.

But this week, I put aside many (many!) things and chose to create anyway. Laundry is now a mile high and there are random piles throughout the house, but it was worth it!

It's so very relaxing to create...even when I have to use the seam ripper.

So my medium this week was burlap.

I've been wanting to play with burlap for months now!

Before I get to my little creation, here are a few fun ideas that I've seen recently and each comes with a tutorial. (bonus!)
Love these...

A sweet Parisian style bag by La Maison Reid.

Design Sponge featured a tutorial for this stamped burlap chair...Oh my.

And this wreath! I've seen a lot of burlap wreaths recently, but this one by Craftaholics Anonoymous is my most favorite.

So here's what I created.
Not as fancy and ornate as the other crafty divas, but I try!

What do you get when you combine burlap

with your favorite scraps...

A cute little cottage style table runner!

This is a gift for a family member. I'm not saying who, but she could be reading this right now - the suspense builds...

I have a few more crafts to post, but some will have to wait until after the holidays. My sweet family reads my blog, so I don't want too many surprises revealed before Christmas!

I'm off to do more cutting, measuring, sewing...woohoo!

Have a wonderful weekend and remember, if there's a grump just behind you in line while shopping, be sure to smile and wish them a very Merry Christmas!

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Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

That table runner is adorable! Great job. I like the wreath too. So many creative people out there!

Pamela said...

I don't usually think of burlap when I want to craft. I can see that I should. The purse is adorable. Love the chair, too.

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Cute runner! Thanks for the shout out!
Happy crafting!

La Maison Reid said...

I'm so pleased you like my burlap purse (and tutorial) and hope you find it easy to make. I'd love to see how yours turns out when you're done.

Happy Holiday!


Becca said...

I love burlap with all my heart. I wanted to some crafting with all my burlap scraps but it never happened. Maybe next year...

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

These are all so fabulous! Great table runners! I make those all the time! You have crafty skills girl!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Diane, thanks for stopping by. Texas is such a huge state that I can understand not going to Canton. Round Top is actually the area that we are wanting to find a place to move to. I can't believe you'd leave such a beautiful area. Hope you have a great New Years!

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