Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wreath Making :: Undertaking Creativity

For the month of July, I gave myself the task of trying something new. It was a way for me to think outside of the box, use my imagination, and just see what happens without insane planning or thought. I decided, while browsing my mother's garden, that I wanted to learn how to make a wreath. Believe it or not, but this is my first time building one. That seems funny to say because for as long as I could remember wreaths were continually built in our household by my mother! Oh, why did I not take advantage and truly learn from her whilst growing up? Sigh.

It was an insane amount of fun. I don't know if I enjoyed cutting the flowers from the garden or crafting the wreath up more. The whole project was delightful and I really wish I had enough supplies to make hundreds of them. I can definitely see why my mom made so many, its addicting. I made two different wreaths; one using oriental sage and one using baby's breathe.
This is what they look like after drying for two weeks. I can definitely say that I should have used far more than what I did. I was fooled by how luscious and full they looked, drying would, of course, make them shrink. This is how one learns though and I am excited to make more soon!
August: Knitting 

I love knitting, I miss knitting, I don't take the time to just sit and knit. I say all three things on a daily basis. I have recently added a lot of people on Instagram who love to knit and it makes me miss the craft. So for the month of August I am breaking out my needles and skeins, and whether my project is large or small, I will knit. Would any of you like to knit with me? xo
(click the picture to see which of these Etsy shops this hat comes from!) 
These are a few of my favourite Etsy shops right now!


  1. I'm so happy to discover your blog!!! thank you so much for including my hat and my shop!!!!
    also... those wreaths are crazy pretty!!! I'll have to try one myself :)

    1. Thank you so much, Linsy! I love your shop and knitted goods - they are so very pretty! I would recommend wreath making for everyone, it was way too much fun!!

  2. Love the lavender wreath I too have always wanted to make one..

    1. It was a lot of fun. My mom used to make so many wreaths back in the day, I want to make lots this Spring!