Friday, 20 December 2013

Wintertime Wreath: The big Ta-Dah moment...


Hello lovelies......... So it time, 'bounces up and down excitedly', (at this rate of excitement, I won't make it to Christmas) the wreath is finally finished, three months in the making and we have got to the grand Ta-Dah post.
 So hold onto you're hats here goes.......


Yesterday was spent putting the final touches to things, sewing on the pompom Holly berries, yes in the end I plumped for the bright Red of the pompoms instead of the more sedate beads as the colour of them just popped more on the wreath.


Then adding a last minute addition of some twinkly teal coloured Swarovski crystals to the lacy snowflake stars.

 It was finally time to grab the box of pins and get creative, having some fun putting this little lot together .....


So now you have to promise me you'll  resist scrolling down to the very bottom of this post to see the finished wreath Ta-DAh  as I'm going to take you on a sedate trip around the wreath starting top right.

 I'm know I'm a meanie, so if you really must you can scroll down quickly!!  but please then come back for the tour around the wreath.

The above picture is the top right of the wreath


Then the bottom right with it cute little birdie


The lower centre with the 'Cute and Easy' Crochet Rose centrepiece with teal baubles and ribbon yep I forgot to tell you but I added some teal and silver baubles to the wreath too.


Here's the bottom Left, I just love the winteriness of this shot.


Top left with one of the cute ribbon flowers


and finally the top, with it's star centre.


So we are very nearly there, just one last look at the cute felt birdie and glittery star,
so are you ready? here goes....



Ta-Dah   
my completed Wintertime Wreath

I hope you like it, I'm know it's not in the most traditional colours
But I do love all the icy blues, teals and silvers together.

As with the 'Springtime Wreath' I pinned everything on to the wreath using beads, buttons and crystals in between the pins for effect.  It's been so much fun making the wreath, I think it's a bit addictive this wreath making as now I think I need to make wreaths for the other two seasons but for now it's time to stand back and gaze for a while and think, wow I really did it, I made that.

Linking up with KCCO 
and Yarning Along  with Ginny, this week I still enjoying reading 'The Colour' by Rose Tremane.

Before I go I just want to say a huge thank you to Lucy over at 'attic 24' as a lot of the patterns used to make the wreath came from her wonderful tutorials.
Happy Crafting
Clare xx


35 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing, and very inspiring. I love it, well done x

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  2. Hey Clare, I'm a new reader to your blog, what a fab wreath i love the colours, as you say not the traditional colours we are used to, but still fab. I read Attic 24 too(amongst many others) and have to say there are many very talented people out there, so well done to you.
    Best Wishes
    Sue

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Sue and for visiting my blog.
      Clare x

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  3. Clare I love YOUR WREATH!! So inspiring and now I'm all fired up to make my own. I absolutely love the little bits of sparkle you've included, pretty please can you tell me more about those little silvery-white pompoms? did you make them or buythem?
    I'm going to hunt through all the reduced xmas decs in the shops looking for sparkly silver and white things now!!!
    Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Hi thanks for stopping by I've just replied to you facebook post, I'll be thrilled for you to used the picture of my wreath,. As for the pompoms they were bought. I had planned to make some until I saw these and just couldn't ressit a tinsel pompom, they come in a pack of ten and are from Hobbycraft I orderd mine back in September but finger crossed they might still have them if not if you email I have a pack left over that I could pop in the post to you. I look forward to seeing your new wreath.
      Clare xxx

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  4. Your wreath is beautiful and worth every bit of the hard work that you have put in to it. A lovely heirloom. Merry Christmas! Jille x

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    1. Hi Jille thanks for the lovely comment Merry Christmas to you too.
      Clare x

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  5. Just beautiful. I've been following your blog and admiring your components and so I have loved seeing it all together - stunning. Have a lovely Christmas. Emma x

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    1. Aww thanks for following my little blog, and you're lovely comment, Merry Christmas
      Clare x

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  6. Clare this is by far, I mean a million miles far, my favourite Christmas wreath bid seen around blogland!!!! Well done you it's a true beauty!!!! Xoxo

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    1. Hello lovely I hope you are keeping well during this busy time, aww that's such a lovely thing for you to say, it does feel good to have finished it and it's perfect for pacing as you make little bits at a time, have a wonderful Christmas
      Clare x

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  7. Oh this is absolutely beautiful! I think its the best wreath I have ever seen (even better than Attic24!)

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    1. Wow that is a compliment, thanks Hazel have a lovely Christmas
      Clare x

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  8. Clare this is so beautiful! I love the colours, it is very special indeed and something to be truly proud of. I have really enjoyed following your blog this year and thank you so much for the lovely comments you leave over at mine. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
    Marianne xxx

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    1. Thank you Marianne, I really have enjoyed my adventures into blogland this year and also really enjoy following you're blog too, l love the cupcake case angels the other day so sweet. Have a Wonderful Christmas with the family.
      Clare xx

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  9. Clare, I LOVE THIS! It's wonderful, very special! :) x

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    1. Thanks and thanks for stopping by have a great Christmas
      Clare x

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  10. It's gorgeous Clare! Love the icy blue colour theme - it works brilliantly. E x

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    1. Thanks E have a lovely Christmas I know you'll be busy.
      Clare x

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  11. Oh WOW, Clare it's absolutely gorgeous. Love, love, love it! Great job, well done and the colours you've used are just perfect. Love all the pretty little bits and bobs that you've put together, it's definitely something you will treasure for years to come.
    Wishing you and yours, a very Merry Christmas and good health, and all good things for the new year ahead. Love Gilly xx

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    1. Thanks Gilly wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.
      Clare xx

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  12. It's beautiful, Clare! You did a wonderful job with it.

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  13. wow! it turned out amazing! :)

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  14. That is so beautiful! Love the colors and the cute little bird!

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  15. That is a gorgeous wreath! It's a work of art. :-)

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  16. Your wreath is lovely. I like all the little details.

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  17. So beautiful! Makes me want to try one of my own! :)

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  18. This is so sweet! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. I love the aqua. Very pretty! :)

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  20. Oh my, what a beautiful winter wreath! I just love how you put the different texture together to make something this amazing! And those green leaves with the berries gives it the perfect finishing touch!

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment, just popped over to you're blog loving the look of the blanket you are making and the stitchy squares so pretty. x

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