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Fall Wreath and Other Crafts

by Permanent Posies on October 8, 2010

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I saw this wreath made with fabric rosettes on a blog (http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/2010/09/guest-project-make-autumn-rosette.html) who hosted a guest blogger named Laura (from http://iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com/) who gave a tutorial on how to make a wreath like this.  I sent the link to my daughter, Nurse M&M.  She said, “I am so making that.”  I should have known that a week later it would be hanging on her front door.  She is the Project Queen!

Here is another craft idea that I saw hanging at Nurse M & M’s house.  She buys fabric from the countries that she visits or her husband visits and she frames a piece of it as art work.  Here are some examples.

The living room, bedroom and bathroom pieces below came from Sudan.  Nurse M & M was a missionary at an orphanage there and ran a clinic (as mentioned in the previous post—Saving Grace)

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The two large pieces below is fabric from India.  Her husband was on a missionary trip there this summer.

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Not sure where this fabric is from but I thought it was a pretty grouping.  She painted a mirror turquoise….which I think is adorable.

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As long as we are on the subject of Africa, here are a couple of art prints she framed of tukul huts.

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And, on the dresser is one of the handmade toys out of tin that one of the orphans made for her as a souvenir.  Many of their toys are handmade out of tin because Hasbro just isn’t available.

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Oh….and the pink pillowcase on the left on this bed was embroidered by one of the orphans in Sudan and then made into a pillow case and the picture frame was made out of magazine pages.

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On the wall in the bedroom above hangs one of my early paintings.  I copied someone’s work…I am sorry that I don’t know who it was…an artist from the 1800’s, I think.  No worries….it isn’t for sale.

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Well, happy crafting!  Check out the tutorial of the wreath if you are interested in making it yourself on http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/2010/09/guest-project-make-autumn-rosette.html.
Also, I am hooking up with some blog hops. Check them out for lots of ideas.
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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

jen @ tatertots and jello October 11, 2010 at 2:44 PM

It turned out so great!! Really cute. I shared it on my Tatertots and Jello Facebook page and linked to you:)

xox
Jen

Beverly Hoskins Koenig October 15, 2010 at 7:58 AM

OMG I love the turquoise mirror. The bedroom drapes are exactly what I told you I did yesterday…love Nurse M & M’s creativity…like mother, like daughter!!

Beverly Hoskins Koenig October 15, 2010 at 8:02 AM

OMG I love the turquoise mirror, framed fabric, and all the ideas how you can make personal touches in your own home. I smiled when I saw the bedroom drapes since that is exactly what I did in my master bedroom and told you about yesterday. Can’t wait to see Nurse M & M’s house…she is so creative…like mother, like daughter!! Thanks to both of you for all the great ideas. Love you both!!!

melinda cornish October 15, 2010 at 10:44 AM

the wreath is wonderful…I love your bedroom with the pink curtains too….so sweet.

Lisa October 20, 2010 at 7:24 AM

Her home is so colorful and fun! Very inspiring to those of us who tend to stick with the neutrals!

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