Friday, September 16, 2011

A fall wreath just for me! An update just for you {not that you asked}

Oh how I have missed crafting for myself and for our home.   This summer brought our family new ventures, challenges, experiences and  life changes in general.   I have to say, it's been a great summer and the changes have been good ones for us.  I feel pretty blessed as I start this blog post!

This summer was busy for sure!  We took a couple mini vacations, worked on the house and yard.  I quit working at the gym part time and took on a part time job working for a couple girlfriends who opened up a wine bar/restaurant {Rendezvous Wine and Brew} in Enumclaw and that has been a blast!  I love it!  If you live in this area you have to go check it out.  Very fun, hip, cozy and a great selection of wine and food!  The employees are pretty awesome too =)

In addition to the wine bar I have been busy with my own Etsy store!  Brian finally encouraged and pushed me to open up an Etsy store to see how a few of my projects would sell; I'm happy to say that a couple items have been a huge hit!  My Etsy store is called House of 3 {don't judge too harshly, I'm still working on the store front}.  My amazing sister in law created my logo and banner for my store.  Thanks Brenda!!

House of 3
 I feel blessed and so flattered that people want to buy my artwork!  It feels amazing!!  A few times I found myself pretty overwhelmed with the amount of orders I was getting so I had to take a step back and figure out how to balance my family, my home, my friends and my work.  I think I've got it...well, at least today I think I've got it. Ask me again tomorrow ;)

As our summer comes to an end Brian has started down a whole new path for the next 4 years and enrolled at WSU {I guess we are now Cougars...Go Cougs!}  for the MIS {Management information systems} program.  I am so proud of him!!  Finally,  McKenna started her first year of preschool **Big, Big sigh**  Life is ever changing!  I just had this conversation with my best friend, Stacey, about how just when you think life is starting to settle in and you have things under control God hands you a new card to play.  I feel like this summer we just got quite a few new cards handed to us =)  I'm always looking forward to the next open door and hope that we continue to make the right choices for our family and keep moving forward.

With all the changes in our life the past few months, I'm looking forward to fall.  I know that my friends and family here in WA may not all see it that way since our summer was so short, but Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love everything about it!  I can't wait to make Chili!  I am dying to go buy a few new sweaters and some cute jeans.  I'm looking forward to creating some seasonal items for my Etsy store, but most of all I am dying to decorate my own home for fall!!  I've been so busy lately creating items for customers and friends and for my Etsy store that I haven't taken the time to craft anything for our own home!  Today was the 2nd day of Kenna's preschool and I decided to take a little bit of that time while she was in school to make something to get fall kick started in our home!  Here is what I did...

Fall Ruffle Wreath

I was so excited to make wreath just for our door that I didn't even take the time
upload a tutorial or take the step by step picture for you to follow.  But that's OK, because
the ruffle wreath tutorial can be found right here.  

The fabric flowers I used were so easy to make but since I didn't take the time to create a tutorial I will have to follow up with that one later for you.  However, there are a hundred + things you can do to add color and interest to this wreath!  I love how versatile it is.  The little, glittery, leafy thingies {that is the technical term} I have had in my stash for-ev-er!  I finally found a place for them.  I made the tag from a piece of scrap sheet music paper I had and stamped the word "fall".  

So, go get some burlap from JoAnn's and create a fall wreath for your door!  Ok, off to work on other projects with my girl now.  I think next I will be glittering some pumpkins!  =)


1 comment:

  1. Very cute wreath. My husband is a WSU alumni..GO COUGS! Sounds like you're very busy, but in a good way. Oh, how I miss Enumclaw(that's where we moved from) Sounds like a fun job :)