Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Moms Tie One On!

A couple of months ago my best friend, Susan and I started what we call "Mom's Craft Night Out" for us and a bunch of our family and friends. You can read more about it and our first get together here.

We skipped the month of December because we felt it would just be too busy with all the stuff Moms get added to their to do lists that month.

This past Sunday we resumed our planned time away from our family and responsibilities to get together and have some fun! We relaxed, laughed, crafted, reminisced and tied one on!

Now, now. You better not be thinking that we sat around and got sloshed! This group of Mothers would be more likely to be at the front of MADD to prevent people from "tieing one on" in an effort to protect their children. When I said "tie one on," I meant that literally.

I was inspired by The Nester whose blog the Nesting Place I love! She makes these cute Ragamuffin Garlands out of all sorts of materials. I took her concept and put it around a heart wreath and our "Ragamuffin Heart Wreaths" were born!
Here's the sample. Isn't it cute?
You can click on it for a better view.

Here are some of the fabrics I picked out for the wreaths.
My wreath is made out of the top fabric.
I had picked this fabric up last year around Valentine's Day because I loved it and I'm so glad that I found a use for it.

Here's a another view. It was so hard to get a picture of it's true color.

Here's a close-up. We used the fabric cut in strips of about 1/2 inch wide by 6 1/4 inch long. You just put it around one piece of the grapevine wreath and tie it off. Some of the wreaths are tight but you can pry it apart enough with a flat head screwdriver to get a corner of the fabric in between the vine. Then use tweezers to pull it through. After we put the fabric around the whole wreath and filled in areas that we thought needed it, we added red and hot pink satin ribbon for an added pop of color. These were so easy and so fun!

Busy, busy, busy.

We had one future Mother with us this month. Her parents went to the Pittsburgh Penguins game and one of the Moms were watching her. We made this one exception to the "no kid rule" and she did an excellent job making her wreath and was well behaved! I also have to mention that these two were our Pittsburgh Steeler fans. The last big playoff game before the Super Bowl to see who was going to the Super Bowl was that evening. Yes. The Steelers won and they are going to the Super Bowl! Go Team!
Our two generation gals!


It's coming along beautifully.

Almost to the end...Yippee!

"I love craft night! What are we doing next month?"

This month's group with our finished projects. Left to right are: Nettie, Marissa, Dawn, Susan C., Susan D., Sandy and Me with my wreath that blends in with my shirt!

If any of you make a "Ragamuffin Heart Wreath" please be sure and drop me an email with pictures. I would love to see how yours turned out!

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The Nester said...

Totally Adorable!

Sandy said...

Your wreath looks great on your door, shows the colors in your material!!! Love the pic of Princess cute cute.

Anonymous said...

"Tied One On"!! I LOVE it!! You are so witty!!! I can't wait for next month. Wouldn't it be great if we could do it weekly?!?!?

Love 'ya
Susan C.

Jill Scott said...

I love those wreaths. I'm going to have to try and squeeze that project in. Thanks for the great tip.

Vinyl Masterpiece said...

I love it! My kids would have so much fun with this. Hum, I better get on the ball and make one before Feb. Thanks for this CUTE idea.

The Miller Family said...

Found you through TipJunkie. So adorable! Thanks for the great idea!

The Royal Family said...

I love this idea. so easy! I am going to do this! YEAH! thanks for sharing.


tidymom said...

Oh I LOVE that! you were SO right! that is RIGHT up my alley!! Thanks for finding me and giving me your link!! -

I'm subscribing to you!


Dana said...

Those are really cute! I'm gonna have to try one.

Beth said...

This is great! I'm going to have to try it - my 10 yr old son told me I had to...because you had Steelers fans there!

Jenny said...

Too cute! I was just thinking about making a similar wreath. I was trying to figure out what I'd tie the fabric on. I wouldn't have thought of the grapevine wreaths.


The Royal Family said...

I want to make a bunch of little ones to hang on a tree in my house and make it fit each holiday. Seen any small heart shaped somethings I could tie ribbon or fabric onto?

glorybe1024 said...

I am definitely going to make one of these!!

BECKY said...

Hi there!! I just love this wreath, and the fabric you chose for yours!! I found you on Tip Junkie. I am doing a post of fun Valentine crafts and decor and would like to include your ragamuffin heart and a link back to you. Would that be ok? I'd like to post it tomorrow. Just let me know!
Thank you, and I hope you have a wonderful week!!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Hello! I saw your wreath on tip junkie. What a great idea! These are so pretty!

I gotta commpliment you on your Steelers jerseys too. My hubby is a die-hard fan!

Author said...

Another Tip Junkie friend. So cute! How much fabric would you say you used for each wreath?

Cindi said...

To Author...I'm sorry I couldn't reply directly to you but your profile is not public.

Anyway, I used 1/2 yard for the wreath.

Sonja, Queen of Crafts said...

Ooooh, I like the idea of a regular craft-group-session!! Always nicer to craft in company. And the results of the session are fab. Well done!

Michelle said...

Hi I found your post on Someday Crafts Valentine linky party. I love this! Thanks so much for the great idea...will definitely have to try this.

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Those wreaths are gorgeous! And so festive! Thanks for joining my surprise party :) I think I fixed the code for my party button, so swing by and grab one.
happy crafting!

Letty said...

Where can I find the grape vine shaped like a heart?

Cindi said...

Hi Letty,

I found the heart shaped wreath at Michaels.

CAS said...

Very cute! Approximately how long did it take you to complete?

Anonymous said...

These are adorable! You may have answered this before, but about how much fabric would you say for each wreath? We are planning to make these on our next craft night, and love your idea! Thanks!


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