First up is Valentine's.
I need to come up with something awesome for St Paddy's because I cannot imagine loving anything more than I love this. I think it's the teal/aqua business going on in there. What's to hate when my favorite color is involved?
I used about a yard of gray gingham homespun from Joann's. With my handy dandy glue gun, I wrapped strips around a straw wreath form, also from Joann's until everything was covered. Using three fat quarters in complimentary colors (wait, are they complimentary? IDK, but I liked the way they looked together, so there), I made three types of fabric flowers. The dark pink ones are rolled flowers and the pink and gray ones came together like so. The aqua ones involved sewing but since they are my favorite and not just due to the color, I'd say it was worth the effort. So yeah, go do this, now. Then I used two floral picks from Michaels as filler. They originally stuck out from either side all gracefully and grandly and such but after gluing on all the flowers, they looked more like pearl tipped spider legs. So I twisted the pieces around and bent them to my will with the aid of my glue gun until they no longer offended me.
Here's a closer look.
And here's an "action" shot.
Now go forth and create!
And show me pictures. I love pictures.