Happy St. Patrick's Day! I actually really love this day and it has nothing to do with drinking green beer or running off snakes...although those things both have their merits. I am a big fan of the color green and enjoy an annual dinner of corned beef, colcannon, and Irish brown bread; but mostly I like it, because I consider it the start of spring! We can finally see the light at the end of the long dark winter tunnel! Speaking of light and spring, while I love to have the extra hours of daylight on the back end of my day, the spring forward time change is really kicking my butt this year! I've barely gotten any sleep all week and its made it a little hard to be productive! Fortunately, I really kicked it in the tail at the end of last week!
In my last post I showed you the Kitty Koozies I've been working on, well now they have little faces and I could not love them more! Making the ears bigger and putting on a few details really makes them perfect in my opinion! How cute is this!? The little pink nose is really where its at (thanks to my friend Lisa for that suggestion)! Also it gave me a reason to go back to my 80s girl roots and buy puff paint. I love the little button eyes too. I hope these find some good homes!
As many of you know I'm a big fan of the Kansas City Royals and I have had it in my head to make a Royals wreath for awhile but hadn't gotten the time to actually do it. The idea is inspired by Valentine's Day wreaths I've seen on Pinterest (and have made) that end up having an argyle look. I'm not sure if the argyle is quite as effective on this one, but I still like the way it turned out!
I love how the glittery crowns sparkle in the sunlight! (this picture does not do my door any favors, who knew you had to dust a front door!) I didn't have any blue, white, or gold ribbon on hand to make a hanger, so I crocheted a cute little bow for it! This wreath is really simple to make, I just wrapped a wreath form in yarn and the crowns are cut from a sticky gold foam I found at the craft store. I also secured them with hot glue although I do fear that the heat that collects between my front door and my screen door will melt that...we'll see! After you get all the crowns on you just go back in with a strand of yarn to do the argyle effect. Now the whole neighborhood knows where our loyalties lie!