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!)
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!
Joining these Crafty Divas this weekend!