yarn in the round
This year for the holidays I got overly ambitious and decided to create an entire new set of decorations. I wanted to use a lot of yarns and felts and some wood so it would all feel cozy and warm. The end result was not quite as I had hoped – as usual things like going to sleep at night, going to work, and general life stuff interfered with my grandiose plans. However I did make one piece I am thrilled with. The wreath that will stay on my front door all winter turned out exactly as I imagined. Initially I planned to wrap my wreath form with wool roving, but I didn’t have enough white in my stash, so I made do with what I did have – yarn! The flowers and owls were made from bits of wool sweaters and socks I felted after I moved down here to Texas. I’m completely tickled with the finished product – it makes me happy every time I come home!
I’m hoping to get a head start on next year by working on my decorations and presents earlier. One thing I plan is mini versions of this wreath. I finished two that made it onto packages this year (no I didn’t photograph them – darn it!) and they are great! I stocked up on the styrofoam wreath forms at the after Christmas sale. I can’t wait to share the finished products with you!