After seeing a “pin” on Pinterest of a Red, White and Blue Bandana Wreath, I thought it might be fun to make one! Then to take it a step further, I thought, why not use pieces of fabric to do wreath instead of the bandanas. Here are the results:
Using 7 Red, 7 White and 7 Blue bandanas. Each bandana was cut in half, so the 21 bandanas actually make 2 wreaths.
Using 11 Fat quarters that I purchased and cut each in half, I was able to get the same effect with this dog paw wreath.
Here are the supplies. 21 Bandanas, and a wire wreath.
The bandanas were cut in half and attached to the wire wreath with a half lark knot.
THe 7 Blue Bandanas were tied together, then alternating red and white, using the remaining 7 red and 7 white pieces. Glitter stars were glued in place to complete the flag look.
Vega really wanted to wear a bandana too and pose for a photo!
Using fat quarters – 4 of the dark and 7 of the white. Each piece was cut in half with the salvage on the ends. They were then tied to the wire wreath with the half lark knot as well. alternating w=two white and one black print.
GFWC – The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of other through volunteer service.
I have been honored to be a member of GFWC through my local clubs since 1985. Each April 24th we celebration the founding of our national organization which began in 1890.
Our motto is “Living the Volunter Spirit” which I have embroidered and used inside the cover of these notebooks.
GFWC clubs and clubwomen are the fabric that binds not only the Federation, but the communities in which they live and work. By Living the Volunteer Spirit, GFWC clubwomen transform lives each day, not simply with monetary donations, but with hands-on tangible projects that provide immediate impact.
Over the years I have been allowed to make items incorporating the GFWC logo. In honor of of Federation Day here are a few, starting with the GFWC Yard flag, displayed at the GFWC Headquarters in Washinton, DC after a snow storm.
GFWC Girlfriends are just the best! I have made lifelong frends locally, across North Carolina and the nation!
Using GFWC T-shirts, these wall hangings and pillows were used as fundraising items at the GFWC International Convention in Memphis in 2015
This year at the 126th Annual Convention a basket of GFWC goodies will be donated once again for the silent auction.
To learn more about this amazing organization check out our web site: www.gfwc.org
Waiting for Spring (my favorite season) is so hard! The birds are chirping, Dogwoods starting to bloom, and stores are starting to get in their bedding plants. After seeing something like this on Pinterest, I decided to try my own. Having a “few” clay pots around, I found three pots in graduated sizes. Made numbers out of paper to trace on the largest pot.
Wanting to keep as much of the clay pot showing as possible. I outlined the design with Slick Paint.
Then filled in the background with black acrylic paint.
I placed the largest pot, on a pot (to been seen behind the bushes on the porch). Then started planting with assorted bedding plants.
Then added the second pot, more plants….
And finally the top pot and a beautiful and unusual geranium.
I then added smaller pots to cover the “base”, and there you have it!It took about an hour to paint the pot, and another hour to assemble. Total cost was around $30.00-40.00 including pots and potting soil.
I love these designs by Urban Threads. They are perfect for some of my friends, and maybe yours as well.
These dish towel pillows were gifts the the GFWC-NC District for 2014-2016 and 2016-2018 District Presdients and Junior Directors! The pillows on the left say “Out of my way world, I’ve got my Sassy Pants on today”, and the pillows on the right say “Be Fearless”
I love this saying: Don’t Tell Me What To Do! How many times have I heard that (and said it!) Shown here on a khaki dish towel pillow ($18.00 other colors always available). This design also looks great on aprons.
Someone’s cat had to poto bomb this picture.
Another favorite, shown on aprons. Assorted colors available $15.00
When you 9 1/2 year old tells you she wants to start her own business and talks a local businessman into giving her a space in his business, you explain all of the hard work, dedication and responsibilities it will involve, then you roll up your selves and help her.
The idea came from an article in American Girl Magazine about making things to raise money. Then you start bainstorming about names….. (I am so thankful she went with Megan’s Mutt Munchies)
You make a brochureAfter a “few” short years she is ready to go to college, and you realize you will be making dog treats, because she does have a following and loyal customers (not to mention your own dogs). She earns a degree in Advertising and Marketing (as well as Asian Studies) and comes back to rebrand, market and keep the business going stronger than ever. Oh, then you hear about a dog treat bakery that has gone out of business, so you buy thier equiptment and send out a press release. The Winston-Salem Journal visits, and next thing you know yuo are on the cover of the business section.
You put all of those memories in a frame, then get back to creating and baking.
Good times!!To read the article: http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/mother-and-daughter-run-dog-treat-bakery-in-mount-airy/article_6e237cb9-0e8d-5210-bece-257cf5638471.html
or find it on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/megansmuttmunchies/
Some trainers give their clients shirts to wear, and some clients give them back! I mean, why wear a shirt when you can turn it into a wall hanging?
So first things first. Cut up the shirt.
Add a little embroidery (The EST. 2015)
Add some pieced fabric.
Put the pieces together.
Add a boarder, and machine quilt.
A fun way to spend a day (after doing squats, lunges, bent over rows, and assorted other strength taining). Thank you Colt Boyd of Invictus Sports Performance (you can also find him on Facebook) for the training, encouragement and “fun” times.
As we all hustle and bustle around, take a few moments to enjoy the season, and all that it has to offer!.
Each year I insist on a “real” tree, a freshly cut, formerly live evergreen Christmas Tree. One of the reasons, is so I can use the trimmed branches throughout the house and share that fresh evergreen smell.
This year, I ran out of containers and vases…..
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Wendy Jene Creations!
Rice bags are a wonderful thing. They come in sets of two coordinating fabrics.
Keep one in the freezer, pop the other in the microwave for 30 seconds -3 minutes. Use the heated one until it cools – on your back, or where your muscles ache. Then use the cold one. Alternate back and forth. They measure about 20″ long and are filled with rice.
I’m not a doctor, but they do help with muscle aches (the heated one can also warm your feet on a chilly night!)
Available in assorted colors. $15.00 a set of two.