Sunday, 16 November 2014

Festive fabric

As well as my ribbon mountain and button collection I also have a rather large stash of fabric that I have accumulated over the years so thought it was about time I addressed the situation!!

This is the result...


a rag wreath in red and cream which suits the nordic theme I usually have in my  kitchen at Christmas.


Amazing what you can do with a polystyrene ring, a crochet hook, a pile of fabric squares and a metre of ribbon!! 
I'm now working my way through a pile of green scraps, so watch this space!!

Here are some challenges that I'm entering

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Decorations
Allsorts #285 - Anything But A Card
Crafting Muskateers #19 - Anything But A Card
The Crafting Cafe - Not a card
The Ribbon Girl - November Colour Challenge - Red
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas creations with ribbon

Stay warm and dry my friends xx

47 comments:

Laine said...

Gosh, this is stunning. Such a clever and colourful project Sarah. I love it.
Laine
xx

Ribbon Girl said...

fabulous wreath! great way to use up ribbons! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge, Mary x

Michelle said...

WOW Sarah - this is stunning - what a wonderful idea and it looks so festive - I love it, its gorgeous and clever - Michelle xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Sarah, this is fantastic! It must have taken forever, but it was completely worth it, what a gorgeous decoration! hugs :)

Julie B said...

Fab way to use up your scraps Sarah. I'm currently using mine to make table runners and a bean bag for my Grandson, However when I visit the fabric shop for some backing fabric I come a way with more fat quarters! Is there a cure? :)

Janice said...

Amazing indeed! What a wonderful wreath Sarah - you are so creative - I love it! Jx

Lucy Woods said...

Wow this is fabulous! Can't wait to see the green one too! :-)
Lucy x

Veerle said...

Wow Sarah this is just absolutely gorgeous. The colour combo is perfect, it looks festive. Hugs, Veerle xxx

Lisa xx said...

oh wow, Sarah, what a gorgeous creation.....and what a lovely keepsake to bring out year after year xx

Marilyn said...

Wowsa Sarah... this is fabulous and gorgeous! It's so pretty and festive and a wonderful Christmas decoration.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. I love the fabulous design and beautiful colours.
Sue xx

Whisper said...

Oh this is WOW hun, this is so stunning and i'll just put my order in now for Xmas ;-), Luv Sam x

Sue said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Sarah this is totally stunning!!!!!!! huggles Sue xxx

Hazel said...

Sarah, this is lovely, great use of your fabric and will make a pretty wreath for your kitchen. Hazel x

Patricia said...

Love it Sarah, really Christamasy
I have a few of these that come out every year.
Might have to make another to use up some fabric bits.

Patricia x

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Stunning Sarah..so beyond my capabilities..beautiful.

luv CHRISSYxx

Lorraine said...

This looks fabulous Sarah. Love the design and pretty fabrics.
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Wow Sarah,this is gorgeous..Sue x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
this is a superb creation, and what a very fab way to use your scraps of material.
You are a very clever lady.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol S. said...

What a great idea Sarah. Looks brilliant. Hugs, Carol S.xx

brenda said...

This is genius Sarah and looks absolutely fab.

Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.
luv
Debby

Michelle said...

Enjoy your Annual Leave Sarah - have a lovely time :) Michelle x

Pollard Carole said...

Fab creation just gorgeous love and hugs Carole x

Sandie Gough said...

Totally gorgeous xx Thank you for joining us over at http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/
Sandie (Crafting Muskateers DT)
http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Oh my Sarah...What a beautiful wreath....stunning material....Joolsx

susiestacey said...

WOW Sarah this is gorgeous, perfect for christmas.
Thank you for sharing at Winter Wonderland and Allsorts this week and good luck x Susan x

Carole said...

It is amazing what you did with some scraps, a hook and some beautiful ribbon,
A lovely festive wreath. Thanks for your visit Carole.

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Absolutely stunning! What a truly beautiful creation.
Rebecca.
x

MaryH said...

This is very festive! Loved seeing the revival of this type of wreath. I should follow your example and start using my bins of fabric (from when I collected quilt fabric). Love the red & white colors and that is one fab bow with the dangling tails. Bet your kitchen looks just lovely. TFS & Happy week ahead. Hugs

nnalorac said...

Very creative Sarah, gorgeous wreath and fab bow. Think I must find time to make one for my new hall way. Better get rumaging amoungst my junk as my kids say! Carolxx

Asha said...

Super stunning, my friend. Red and white is so perfect...can't wait to see the green version. Eagerly watching this space!
hugs, Asha

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow fabulous creation thanks for playing at crafty ribbons x

Jane Savage said...

Good grief, Sarah, my mouth is still open!!! What as stunner this is! So creative and so beautiful! Love it loads!!! xxx

aussie aNNie said...

This is one fabulous gorgeous creation Sarah, wow love it heaps.xx
aNNie xxThe Journey is the Start

Susan Kennedy said...

How gorgeous!! WOW!!! The colors are stunning!! Just wonderful!! I'm in awe!!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov. 22nd)

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts x

Carole said...

Absolutely gorgeous
Hugs
Carole x

Lisa S. said...

What a fab wreath Sarah! I love this idea and wondered if you have a tutorial for it. Love it!!! xx

Eileen said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. What a great idea to use fabric pieces. Thanks for joining in with our 'Christmas Decorations' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous wreath! I love the red & white colur combo!
Thanks for sharing your great project with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Not A Card Challenge.
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Fran said...

Looks fab , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month , Fran (DT) xx

Kate T said...

Wonderful creation, well done for making top 3 in Crafty Ribbons challenge !

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

I'm back to say thanks for sharing this with us at Winter Wonderland and good luck :)
Rebecca.
x

Annette said...

Fab wreath. I'd love to know how you made it. Did you just poke the fabric into the polystyrene or is it more technical than that? Love it.
Hugs
Annette
xx

Jo Channon said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love it and thankyou fir sharing your creation with us at Allsorts this week Jo x

Amanda Curtin said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe! Amanda x