I call myself creative….or maybe I have an “eye” for things….you know…I like to think that I do anyway…from time to time…I can arrange things…or pick colors and fabrics that work well together….”marry them” if you will….but I have now reached the point that I must admit that “crafting” is NOT my forte’…I do not have the patience for it and more often than not, I end up with some sort of injury….or burn…or cut….or all of the aforementioned….
HOWEVER, that does not mean that I won’t TRY to make something….
case in point….I saw this on the blog Classicly Amber and thought it was SO cute! I pinned it and looked at it and loved it and wanted it and while I sincerely would love it if Amber just popped that puppy in the mail to me…I highly doubt that that would happen….isn’t it cute?
SO….one Sunday a few weeks ago I set about making myself one of these here wreaths….I mean, how hard could it be? You just roll fabric to make the roses and wha la! Cutie Patootie Wreath~!
Not so fast little missy!
This here craft calls for the use of the dreaded GLUE GUN!! DEAR HEAVEN!!!
First of all it took me an ENTIRE DAY to roll and twist and glue my little rosettes to said circular wreath form! I sat and cut and rolled and twisted and glued and burned and cursed and rolled and twisted some more! My knees were locking up and my back was cramping where I was sitting for HOURS all hunched over said project at hand….and I truly made the BIGGEST mess you have ever seen…fabric remnants all over the den…strings…glue sticks…threads…a HOT mess!
Then… I didn’t like some of them….so I REROLLED and RETWISTED and REBURNED myself again!!!
Then I arranged them on said circular wreath form and this is where I incurred a third degree burn to the wrist…I laid my arm right down in the hot glue that I had just squirted out and then pulled the glue off my wrist and the skin came with it and I thought, well….that will leave a mark….and it did!
But I am nothing if not PERSISTENT…so I did manage to create said wreath….I used the fabrics that I have in my dining room…
SO here is the final product…
So, there you go! 422 hours….a third degree burn….much gnashing of teeth and a teeny tiny bit of cursing later…..this is the end result…LORD HAVE MERCY!! It was comical! I ain’t even lyin’…COMICAL!
You crafty girls have my heartfelt admiration and adoration and respect….cos’ I have to admit…I AIN’T crafty!!!
And yes, I will sell this gawgeous piece of art….the price is $2,445,332.99.
Thank you for stopping by!!
Lou Cinda :)