Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WOYWW - Wreath By Evergreen

Tonight My workdesk is being presided over by the first episode of Ugly Betty, which is cuter than I recall and streaming in the background.
If you know me at all, you know that I am NOT patient, and you also know that I HATE rules. However, there are a couple that are paramount to living life to the best of your ability, when I defy these I often regret it.

#1 - Don't ever leave the house in underwear that you wouldn't want to be caught dead in. I learned this one in the fifth grade, when an emergency appendectomy found me in the hospital wearing care bear panties. Man those were cute, wish I had a pair like that now.

#2 - Never give your number to a stranger, your email, yes, but your number never. I learned this one the hard way Halloween 2009 when I met Jack, who my friends later wrote a song about. He is now affectionately known in past tense as JTR - Jack the Ripper. Haha. Good times.

#3 - Never ever, ever, decorate the house for the holidays until the house is Mr. Clean clean. HAHA. HAHAHAHAHAH

So, this is something I'm going to for sure find myself regretting. This is the view to the West of my desk......

And here is the main event. Yep, that's an Evergreen bough!

Tonight I found myself in the flower district, desperate to keep warm. In addition to coming down with a cold, I'm finding myself in the city without gloves fairly often, but usually only on the coldest days of the year.

I ducked into a lofted space and before I knew it, I was the proud owner of this fine specimen of wreathdom.

So tonight, despite the MESS, out came the felties.


I created the felties years ago at my parent's beach house on Oahu. I am pretty sure I was 14 when I first pulled out every sheet of red, white and green felt we owned and went to town creating an army of snowmen and holiday stars.


So half my life ago, I made these little fellows, and now they still have a place in a sandy zip-lock bag in my box labeled 'Christmas'.

So I pulled out the copper wire, and cut my hands to high heaven, and now they are happily strung on my welcoming front door.

Felties unite!


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54 comments:

Sheila said...

Yay! #1! Cute felties. Love the rules, especially #2.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congrats on making number 1 again. I have such a slow internet, I can't seem to make it happen anymore. Loved your Really, really long post and all your rules. What fun. Happy WOYWW from number 4.

Chrissie said...

Wow! the memories which spring to life when boxes and bags of Christmas 'things' emerge from their hibernation!
Enjoy!
Chrissie #7

jude said...

Cute decoration have great Wednesday
hugs judex#6

Debs said...

Wow fab wreath and love the felties xxx

Terry said...

I love that you kept the felties you made when you were a teenager. They're adorable - and they finally found a home on your wreath.

Terry

Bluefairy4U said...

Love your wreath and those lovely cute felties. Hope all goes well on your blog hop. Have a great day. Hugs Jo. *22*

Jo Davies said...

Wow beautiful felties they look so good..... so cute and finishes that wreath of perfect! Jo (24) xxx

Jennie said...

What a fab wreath,love the felties! and congrats on your website.. so cool :)

Helen said...

Love them, and your rules too!

Wipso said...

Fab felties. Our tree will be covered with memories too....some my Mum knit many years ago, some my children made at playschool, some I have made.....Thats what christmas should be about :-)
A x

Marjo said...

Hahaha, funny rules, number 1 is easy, I just don't wear any...just kidding..lol Love the wreath.

Thanks for sharing,

Hugs, Marjo #45

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh your wreath is adorable, and so well, you! Love the felties and that even at your tender age you have a tradition in decorations going! Gloves - I have a pair in every coat pocket, the car and my shopping basket...and still find myself glove-less when it counts. I now think I'm in good company!

Susan said...

So cute! Love those felties.
Since their very first Christmas I have bought my two children a decoration each year and labelled them with their age at the time and the year. When they leave home (many years from now) I will box up their decorations for them to start their own tree! **sniff** Getting all weepy!
Susan xxox #13

wendyp said...

awwww! those felties are so cute!!! And see #3 is the whole reason I haven't started decorating yet for Christmas. The kids want to know when we're going to set up the tree. I want to know when the magical cleaning fairy is going to show up and take down the Halloween decorations. ;)

pssssst. don't forget your gloves today! Its going to be another COLD one today.

sandra de said...

Fabulous felties... nice to have a little tradition all your own. The rules are great, relate to all of the.
Sandra

joey said...

Hiya

oooh your felties are so cute, love the gingerbread man

Joey #29 x

Leonie said...

oh your felties are TOO CUTE!
I want some!!
happy WOYWW!
xx Fairy leonie:-)
(#45)
ps your rules are cool rools!

Christine said...

That is such a lovely wreath, very clever :-)

oneoff said...

Love the felties - that's a nice warm welcome to your place.

Liking the rules too. Trouble is, I now want some care bear panties!

Bernie #81

Karin said...

Adorable! I made felt ornaments the summer I was 12 and they now hang on my tree every year ;)

Violets Corner said...

Lovely felties, thanks for sharing! He he, I don't follow rules either, don't care so much about cleaning during winter, it's so dark anyway, no one will see anything in candle light!

Hugs
Maarit #34

Amberbop said...

Oh Maarit, You speak such truths.

Vicki B in OP NY said...

Hooray #1! Love that you kept your felties all these years - such treasures. I have some elves that are half a century old (from my childhood) They would look so cute in a wreath. Not to worry about a Mr. Clean house - your decor will take away people's breath and they'll forget about looking in corners for spidey webs!

Susan Allan said...

What a lovely idea! Very unusual...nobody else will have a wreath quite like yours.
Sue xx 70

KanataNewf said...

And that's why crafters NEVER throw ANYTHING out!
Happy WOYWW - Sheena #80

Doone said...

fab wreath - I still decorate the house with the stuff my kids made- i'm surprised your Mum let you keep those treasures...and

I always give out my best friends phone number - she needs the attention far more than i do...
!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Enjoyed reading your post and your rules LOL. Love your felt creations and what fabulous keepsakes. Love all the goodies you have around your craft room too. Tracy Evans (No. 3).

Pam said...

I'm leaving myself a comment as per Nicky's (#16) request to not have word verification on!

Pam said...

Oh YAY! We're good. Now don't be messin w/us you spammers out there or we'll send the WoyWWers after ya!

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh what cute little felties - your wreath looks great!

Sherry (108)

Stressed Stamper said...

Love yr felt creations - and dont worry could never do cake decorating all the time...love doing my cards soooo much.
Happy WOYWW
Sarah - Stressed Stamper#17

Becky Bowden said...

Love the rules, very true! That wreath is so cute! x Becky #66

kath said...

thanks for the crafty snoop pam...love your christmas garland and thanks for the hints and tips....hugs kath xxx

Carol D said...

cute wreath and love the little felties.
Thankd for the tip they might just come in handy one day.

Neet said...

Love your story of how you cae upon the green stuff. Great creativity with what you have now made. Well done you - and thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

The felties are super cute, thanks for sharing.

** Kate **

Ciara said...

Your felties are seriously cute. Hmm, that sounds weird. Anyway, you know what I mean!

Ciara
xx

Ali said...

Oooh the felties are so cute! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Ali #96

butlersabroad said...

Yay another wreath maker! Love the little felties, tres cute!

Hugs
Brenda 83

Tina said...

wow - what a treat. I love handmade ornaments and these look great on your wreath. very cool.

thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment.

xo
tina

Lillian Child said...

oh my good gravy - what a fabulous wreath! And I love that you shared your workspace with us too!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i enjoyed your post, so amusing, LOL. and how nice that you have your handmade felties to decorate your wreath with. to think you were only 14 and they are so cute and well made! congratulations on making #1 again (stalker?!) i almost didn't post this week and am way down #52!

Minxy said...

Adorable felties, they make your door look wonderful x

Twiglet said...

Oh yes - I think Christmas should be full of happy memeories like those gorgeous little felties on your wreath.

triciasconfetti said...

Christmas i all about memories . your wreath is lovely. If I put that sort of thing on my wreath it would be all damp and unusable again. It has to be rainproof.
x Tricia

Morti said...

Fabby felties! If you made those when you were 14, then I 'm not surprised you're the Creation Queen now! LOL

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

lol love your rules! those felties are so adorable!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a wonderful wreath, extra wonderful with those felties you made when you were a teenager! Liked your rules btw, but if I followed no. 3, I'd never get it done! Patsy from
HeARTworks

voodoo vixen said...

You see, you have just reinforced my thoughts that if you keep things long enough you will find the perfect use for them!! OK... you made them when you were 14 and I presume you aren't 16... so good on you for putting them to such a good use, they look adorable on your wreath!

Esther said...

Great rules..shall take note! Gorgeous felties...I too have Christmas makes from my teenage years which my mum still brings out every year! Thanks for your kind comment about my snow...think it was sacrilege but I won't tell anyone! Esther xx

Toucan Scraps said...

wonderful wreath

be blessed
from Angela #69

minnie_mac said...

Love those felties !

Marilyn

Rachel said...

I hope you don't regret the wreath, because it's so much fun. As to the mess, well, what's a little mess between friends?

Have a good one,
cheers, rachel #40