Many of you already know this, but I choose a holiday every year and work on decor for it all year long. This allows me to have time for big projects, scour thrift stores and garage sales, and take advantage of after-holiday sales.
The first year I tried this, I worked on Halloween. I made some very cute things! My favorite was my SPOOKY Halloween Banner
I was also pretty darn proud of my Cupcake Cupboard Door Art
And most definitely my wreath- although the wreath is EXTRA special because I made it with a friend. Funny how creating something together can form bonds and make an item even more meaningful than it was before.
Goody Goody Gumdrops. She sent me a print of some Halloween art that she had done. It looked fantastic on my wall.
In 2010, I focused on The Fourth Of July.
I made some very cute things. Like, my new obsession, a banner:
And I've been working on an afghan that is not finished. Why isn't it finished, you ask? Because I cannot for the LIFE of me find the blue and white yarn!!!!!!!!! I have it around here SOMEwhere. I was hoping that putting away Christmas stuff would help me find it, but so far, nada. I did make a tie wreath, though. That I put out for like 2 weeks. Now it's faded.
Aren't those cute? I also wanted to make some fun pinwheels and red white and blue balls, but I had many, many a craft fail in 2010! I'm hoping to pull double duty this year and make some things both 4th of July and this year's holiday.....
I have lots of ideas in mind. Things I've been hiding away in a file. I hope I can remember where I found all these!
This is my all time favorite Easter decoration I've ever seen, from Make It and Love It. Now there is OOOONE Teeny tiny problem with this decoration that I"m in love with. Say it again with me, "Robyn doesn't sew." *sigh* We'll figure SOMEthing out. It may end up being made of paper, but by golly, I will HAVE this banner!!
I've also been trying to convince my friend Jeanette to make me a mini quilt like this one she made:
The Hand Me House. Beautiful, huh?
I've had an idea of which afghan I wanted to make for Easter, but I'm wondering if it's really what I want to do. It will be LOTS of work.... and not in straight lines.
The pattern is free at Lion Brand Yarn. It's called the Park Slope Afghan. What do you think?
Any ideas to must have Easter Crafts, please PLEASE share!!!