Monday, October 25, 2010

I heart Forever Folding Laundry.

I'd love to introduce you to Keri from Forever Folding Laundry.  She is another cool Norcal blogger that I had the pleasure of meeting during my adventures in Holland.  Not only is she adorable, warm, tall (mostly everyone is taller than me...), takes gorgeous pictures, has a super cute family and finds time to be crazy crafty in the midst of it all.  Then she had to go and come up with another project to pull me away from my singleminded boycott of fall.  Burlap?  Roses?  Project Runway?  How could I resist?  I heart Keri.  I know you will too.

{{Hi - I'm Keri, from Forever Folding Laundry.  I couldn't have been happier when Julie asked me to write a little something for her blog.  Julie and I were able to meet in August, and she is just as sweet and genuine in person as she comes across on her blog.  I'm hoping by guest-posting here that some of her creative coolness will rub off on me.  Thanks for having me over, Julie!}} ************** Moving has seemed to sap all of my creative energy. For the last 5 weeks I've been spending my days unpacking boxes and organizing and arranging furniture and rearranging furniture and throwing out c-r-a-p that I've been holding on to for too long. But Saturday I was alone in the house for about 30 minutes. And it was just me and the newly organized craft room  a naked wreath, a glue gun, and some burlap.
{I've mentioned before my awesome burlap supplier.  My burlap cup runneth over.} And I started creating again.  ::ahhh...feels good::   This wreath was ridiculously easy. But a word to the wise: don't unwrap the plastic from the wreath. Trust me and my vacuum on this one. Cut your burlap in strips about 4 inches wide and start wrapping around the wreath and gluing as you go.
Once the entire wreath was covered I made some burlap roses. I just cut strips of burlap approximately 3" wide  and started rolling and folding and gluing the burlap. {similar to this tutorial.}
Oh, and it helps if you watch the episodes you've missed of  Project Runway while you're working.
Tie a pretty fall-colored ribbon around the wreath and you're done.
Ahhh...creating again. It feels so good.
Head on over to Forever Folding Laundry and say hi to Miss Burlap Fabulous herself.

10 comments:

  1. that is so cute! i love it and i love how easy peasy it is to create. must make!

    ReplyDelete
  2. so cute! i made a fall wreath last week - covered it in burlap, attached leaves that i had pressed and hung it with pretty fabric - BUT it's missing something. i keep telling my husband that the wreath is 'just ok' but it needs something...and that something are those cute burlap flowers! thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Just for a split second I thought that maybe you really like folding laundry (and thought too bad she doesn't live in Kansas, I've got tons to fold)! Super cute wreath!

    ReplyDelete
  4. If I wasn't boycotting Fall this year, I'd totally make that. Cute, cute!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, I love that! So simple and so cute. I have to say, I clicked on this post bc I thought you really did enjoy doing laundry! That seems crazy :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love Keri and her blog! She is such a very sweet person with a beautiful family and you are right, talented too!

    fantastic wreath she made! her front walk looks so inviting with the wreath and pumpkins, very fallish!!

    betty

    ReplyDelete
  7. So, so very cute! I enjoy following Keri's blog, too! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Keri, that is so cute!!

    I love Project Runway.

    ReplyDelete

I love sunshine, happy people, and the power to delete. Sparkles! Rainbows! Unicorns!