Fourth of July Wreath

When searching for fusible web at Michael’s for the Hungry Little Caterpillar T-shirt (see my last post), I passed by a bunch of colorful patriotic flowers. Until I saw these, I didn’t know flowers could be patriotic! I still had my spring wreath¬†hanging by my door, so I removed the spring flowers, added the patriotic flowers, a flag, and a bit of glitz, and within minutes had a new wreath to celebrate the Fourth. Happy Birthday, America!


Hungry Little Caterpillar T-shirt

Last week my grandson celebrated his first birthday, and we had a Hungry Little Caterpillar party at my house for him. I quickly threw together this cute T-shirt for him to wear. The T-shirt came from Hobby Lobby, where I used my 40% coupon, which made the purchase price $1.80. I found a coloring sheet online here to use for a pattern. I ironed fusible web to several scraps of fabric from my quilting stash, and then used the pattern to cut up the pieces of the caterpillar, and of course I wanted a bright yellow sun. I drew the “one” freehand and cut it up out of striped fabric backed with fusible web. I ironed on all the pieces to the store-bought white T-shirt and Voila! A Hungry Little Caterpillar T-shirt. After a few washings, the fusible web pieces will probably start to curl away from the shirt, but it worked fine for the party. If I had wanted a permanent shirt, I could have sewn the pieces down, but that was more work than needed to be done for our purposes.

The T-shi

The T-shirt

cute tags for the refreshments

Wearing the shirt

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Cute tags on the refreshments

Spring Wreath

The first day of spring was last week, the temperatures rose, and I wanted to celebrate Spring!! A quick trip to Hobby Lobby resulted in an bouquet of 50% off silk flowers and a grapevine wreath. I was inspired by pictures found on Pinterest, and I found this a surprisingly easy craft; just clip the flowers with a wire cutter and stick them in the wreath. It took me a whole five minutes, and I was very pleased with the result. Today is cold and rainy; there’s a freeze warning for tonight and the temperature will dip to 25 degrees. But it’s spring on my front porch!

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Spring wreaath