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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 ( who hosted a guest blogger named Laura (from 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.


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.


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.


Well, happy crafting!  Check out the tutorial of the wreath if you are interested in making it yourself on
Also, I am hooking up with some blog hops. Check them out for lots of ideas.

{ 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:)


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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