One of the reasons I fell in love with this house, the large front porch. So many houses we'd looked at didn't have a front porch. I grew up in North Carolina, and kept thinking "where do you sit outside if you don't have a front porch"? Well, sure there's the back yard, totally fine, but where was I going to sit and see my neighbors?
Nice thought, but there's not really a ton of time to do much sitting out here in reality. In fact, we don't even come in and out of the house through the front door (we use the garage entrance). So, this porch often gets neglected.
I did a big clean out of my craft room/studio last week and used some of the materials I had on hand to make a wreath. Just different types of faux mosses and moss covered rocks from Joann's, mixed with some shiny black rocks. (You see, when you're me, you actually do have all this stuff lying around.)
Everything was hot glued on. Took about 20 minutes.
I found this blue and gray plaid flannel fabric at Joann's a few weeks ago. It so wonderful, I had to resist buying it all up (even the lady behind the cutting counter commented "seems like we're getting something right this season"). (And I think its 40% off this week too.) I've wanted to make some type of the "falling leaf pillows" project from the Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts since I got the book, so I did some for the porch (I talked a little about this book before, its great). The leaves are from the CD of templates in the book, made with some scrap wool felt I had.
The leaves are applied with double sided fusible webbing, and then I stitched the "veins" through all the layers of the front of the pillow. I usually make an envelope back for my pillows, but because these will be outside, I stitched all 4 sides closed.
Now we will need to invite some people over so that someone will come up on the porch to see.
Thank you so much for the quilt love yesterday!