Last year I was so inspired by the yarn wreaths other bloggers were making that I headed to Michael's to gather supplies to make my own yarn wreath. Everyone else must have been inspired too because all of the straw wreath forms were sold out except the very smallest size. I took one home but ended up exchanging it for a huge straw wreath ... which I exchanged for a Styrofoam wreath form, which I again returned. After a while John refused to come to the craft store with me, even when I bribed him with homemade lemon cupcakes. Every time I went to Michael's or Jo-Ann's the wreath I wanted was always sold out so I finally ordered the perfect size online -- not too big and not too small, the Goldilocks version of a wreath form. I bought yarn and - you guessed it - ending up exchanging it for another type of yarn. Yes, I know that I'm ridiculous and really good at returning/exchanging crap.
Some girls say you can wrap a yarn wreath while watching a TV show or two. And maybe that's true. But, it can also take you an entire year to finish if you're super skilled at procrastinating. To be fair, this was a 14-inch wreath rather than an 8-inch wreath, but I guess that's not really a good excuse. When I didn't complete it in time for Christmas 2010, rather than just finishing the dang project like a normal person, I put the wreath away in a closet and forgot about it until November. After finally finishing wrapping that darn yarn, I set it aside for a few more weeks until I finally got out my felt last weekend and made some flowers using Mrs Priss' genius felt tutorials.
But, one year later, I did it! Ta da! I made a wreath!
Have you made anything crafty recently?