Sunday, 25 November 2012

Non-Traditional Christmas

 Phew, a fortnight has passed and I haven't been able to blog but I HAVE been really busy........ and had a fantastic time in Austria with my family and my sister, nephew and brother in law!!  So good to spend some time with my sis again!

Anyways, the new challenge at Dream Valley is Non-Traditional Christmas,  The team have, as always, provided a wealth of ideas and inspiration.

Whilst I was in Stainach, my sister took me to the flower shop her friend owns.  Wow, I was like the proverbial kid in a sweet many gorgeous creations to behold....wall hangings, floral displays, table decorations, candle holders, cones, leaves.....and wicker type decorations.  So I was brimming with lots of enthusiasm and ideas but not really sure what to make......until I entered Dunelm Mills and saw these wicker hearts!!  Then I knew that I would me making a decoration for my home!

So, I have wrapped ribbon through the outside of the heart - more fiddly and time-consuming than I thought it would be!!  I bunched up some rafia into a sort of bow, or "leaves".  Then I added the beautiful roses I got from Hobbycraft.  But it was missing something....So I had some fun with some floristry wire and beads and added the mint and teal "leaves".  I love red and teal/mint/turquoise together - fresher and more "me" than the traditional red and GREEN.  The original white hanging ribbon was jazzed up with red ribbon, sequins and beads sewn onto each side of it (so that It looks nice when it's hanging.  All the bits were secured in place with my fantastic glue gun.

So, what are you going to create for us at Dream Valley?  I'm looking forward to seeing!

Susie x


  1. Wow Susie...just so beautiful...and I might have a go at this myself sweetie...:o)

    Glad you had a lovely holiday too hun..big hugs Vicky xx

  2. Oh my, honey, this is just magnificent! It's going to look fab in your home, and it will remind you of your holiday - result!!

    love Mags B x


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