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New Fall Wreath!

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Turns out we will have to wait to close on our house as the mortgage company needs more things signed. Enough with the paperwork! We are so cramped in this apartment and we are starting to live like we're on an episode of Hoarders with toys and pool stuff and strollers everywhere. Wanna see the best part?


Yes, I have both Reese's PB Cups and Andes Candies in my fridge

That's right. You can't open the fridge all the way.  Fantastic!  I am only half serious though. I'm grateful to be here near my sister, grateful we found a flexible lease so we can have the freedom to buy the house any time, and it's safe, clean, and the people are friendly.

It is difficult to take decent pictures in the apartment though. The lighting is so so poor and we have few windows. Our front door is dark because it's inside a hallway and it makes wreath picture taking annoying. But alas, I used our little porch door with it's fancy plastic blinds and dirty windows to take these pictures but that's ok. It was the only place I could get some sunlight! 

So here is my new fall wreath!  It's made of corduroy and cotton in the same color, which is actually more teal than it appears. I made a variety of flowers and that's it!  I will post more tutorial type stuff about it tomorrow.


I knowi t's super frayed but I like it like that. Rustic...not perfect.


Flower details

Trying a little lighting technique from Picnik.com


God bless everyone who is effected by Irene. I saw pictures of our old town, a sweet small community, and it's devastated. I am so sad for them. I will keep everyone working on rebuilding in my prayers.

Jenny

PS..if you visit, post a comment!  I love "meeting" new readers and I also like visiting new blogs! 

66 comments:

  1. Your wreath is beautiful! Nice work!

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  2. I LOVE this!! ;) Would LOVE it if you would link this up with my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!

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  3. Nice job! I love the colors! Not your typical Fall, but great just the same. Visiting from Not just a Housewife.

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  4. oh i can't wait for the tutorial, love the wreath, beautiful. thanks for partying with me!

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  5. Your wreath is just darling. I love that you used blue and brown. I especially like the brown plaid flower. Good luck with your living arrangements, opening the 'fridge completely would be a blessing, huh?

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  6. Doh! I guess it's not a "plaid", but a criss-crossed velvet with a ribbon? Sorry.

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  7. Great wreath. I'm always on the look out for great wreath ideas.

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  8. Love this wreath! I love the different textures on the ruffles, and the flowers are awesome! Good job!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful and I LOVE the color!! Can't wait for the tutorial, I'm looking for a new wreath idea for this weird post-summer/pre-fall time of year. :)

    Thanks so much for linking up at The Little Birdie! Hope to see you again for next Tuesday's linky party!

    XOXO

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  10. This wreath is so great! Love all the ruffles and your cute flowers :-)

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  11. What a cute idea! I love the color scheme... brown and blue go so beautifully together :)

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  12. What an adorable wreath! I'm totally gonna try this....

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  13. I love wreaths - I made a ribbon wreath for my daughter's recent birthday party! It's featured on my blog if you have time to have a look. www.twinklestutustwirls.blogspot.com

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  14. Love it! It's different from just a wreath of leaves!!
    Found you on the Southern Lovely linky!

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  15. meredith @ meandmythreesisters.blogspot.comAugust 31, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    found you over at running with scissors. This is such a cute idea! I love it! So clever!

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  16. meredith @ meandmythreesisters.blogspot.comAugust 31, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    haha that should have said glitter** I love it!

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  17. This is soooo darn cute...love the look!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  18. I love this fall wreath. I'm a new follower of yours and would love to see you link up at Sew Woodsy.

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  19. I believe it is a very beautiful fall wreath! It's different and with an attidute :)
    I can't wait for your tutorial!

    Ps. I'm a new follower of yours. I found your blog from some what simple.

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  20. I love that it's frayed too! The corduroy definitely adds to the fall feel. I'm lovin' those fabric flowers too :-)

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  21. i absolutely adore this! thank you for the inspiration :)

    katie@little things bring smiles

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  22. Your wreath is so cute. I love the two fabrics you used for the ruffle, it gives it a unique look. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. What a wonderful wreath! I love the mix of ruffles and rosettes! Very creative! I'd like to invite you to link up at my Friday Favorites party!

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  24. This is one of my favorite wreaths i've seen in a while! I love the puffy ruffles and rosettes. You've done a wonderful job!

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  25. What a wonderful wreath. It is just darling. I love the colors you have choose. Fabulous!! Have a great Labor Day Weekend. Bobbie

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  26. What a gorgeous wreath! I love the colors you chose :)

    Coley @
    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  27. Love this wreath. great job again. Just wanted to let you know that I'll be featuring this on Sew Woodsy next week. Thanks again for linking up.

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  28. I'm loving your wreath! The colors are awesome - not the traditional brown, orange and tans of fall. Lovely.

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  29. Your wreath is beautiful! I love the ruffles, so pretty! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share!

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  30. Love the wreath! So cute! Our first apartment we couldn't open the fridge or the stove all the way because they ran into each other! But the little 4x4 piece of vinyl floor was super easy to mop!

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  31. Gorgeous! I've never seen a wreath like this!

    I would love to have you link up with Creative Me Monday over at The Southern Institute! You can link up through tomorrow. Here's the link:

    http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/08/creative-me-monday_28.html

    Hope to see you there!

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  32. What an adorable wreath! A clever way to make one. Never would have thought of that!

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  33. My front door is naked and in dire need of a wreath. Thanks for the inspiration.

    If you have a minute stop by and enter my Giveaway for a custom made pinstripe skirt.

    http://theorchardinbloom.blogspot.com/2011/08/pinstripe-skirt-giveaway.html

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  34. I love this wreath! Thanks so much for sharing it. The color combination and frayed edges really add punch!

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  35. Love your wreath! I am going to have to try making one. :)

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  36. I {heart} it, it is so pretty. Thanks for the tute.

    Greetings from Marian from the Netherlands :)

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  37. LOVE, love, LOVE this!!! It is absolutely gorgeous! I am a new follower of your fabulous blog via Freshman Friday!!! Can't wait to read more! I would love it is you would like this up to my Weekend Soiree & Blog Hop! :) Have a fantastic day!!!
    Crystal
    www.HomemakerinHeels.com

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  38. Your wreath is adorable ~ I love it!

    I am hosting a new linky party on Wednesdays ~ FALL in Love With Your Home. I'd love for you to join in the fun.

    Have a very happy Labor day!

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  39. Love your wreath! love the colors and flowers - and am definitely a fan of the frayed look too. awesome job!! thanks for the inspiration :)

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  40. I love this idea! So frilly, but also rustic.

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  41. Featuring YOU over on my blog today. Love this! :) Come check it out & grab a button if you'd like. Thanks so much for sharing this at last week's {wow me} wednesday.

    Ginger@gingersnapcrafts

    http://gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/09/take-look-at-you-its-fall-yall.html

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  42. Thanks for linking up. I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

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  43. Came over from Wednesday's Wowzers. Love the wreath! It's so gorgeous and a beautiful fresh take!

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  44. I am in LOVE with this wreath!! I pinned it and featured it today on the blog:

    http://www.oopseydaisyblog.com/2011/09/wednesdays-wowzers-yes-its-really-thursday.html

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  45. This ruffle technique is genius! I love the rustic too. I'm visiting from Somewhat Simple where I linked up my fall wreath too! Keep up the good work;)

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  46. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/09/highlights-from-party-32.html


    I featured you!!!

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  47. I featured your wreath at my link party! Thank you so much for sharing!

    I am also having a giveaway that I think you would really enjoy...it is also part of the Social Saturdays link party. Hope to see you there!

    Jamie
    day-and-age-design.com

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  48. fabulous wreath! I love it! great pics as well. I could not tell that it was on your tiny porch with dirty windows.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    have a happy week!

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  49. I think it's such a beautiful wreath! Great job!

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  50. OMG! I love this! How did you make those flowers? Amazing! Great work! I would love for you to link up with us sometime on Wednesdays. Hope to see you soon.
    new follower,
    Kim

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  51. Jenny - I posted a comment already on your napkin runner, but I HAD TO post a comment on your wreath. I LOVE IT!! Can't wait to make my own. Thank you for the great tutorial. I forgot to mention before that I'm your newest follower.
    Blessings!

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  52. Beautiful, Jenny! I love the corduroy and all the detail in the flowers! Combing different textures, fabrics, it's great! Will look for the tutorial! Thanks for sharing! Hope you get to move very soon!

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  53. Fun color choices! :) I'd love for you to link this up at my Fall Craft Challenge this week; the new theme is door decor!

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/falling-for-crafts-challenge-3-door.html

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  54. I'm so glad you linked up! I featured your wreath on my One Artsy Mama Facebook page today. :)

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  55. GREAT job on this gorgeous wreath--I love the ruffles and fabric flowers!!! WONDERFUL!!!


    Hugs,
    Lana

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  56. Hey! Your ruffle wreath is SO cute! I just love it. Hope everything starts moving for you and your house!

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  57. I adore the colors you selected - and corduroy is a perfect fabric to use for fall! Gorgeous wreath! Thanks for linking up!

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  58. I love the colors on your wreath. The blue and brown look so fall to me.. Love it.

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  59. I LOVE this for fall! I'm including a link in the DIY Fall Festival highlights! ;) Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

    Roeshel

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  60. I featured you today

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

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  61. Hi, luv the wreath!! Did you put it around foam or wooden wreath as a base or
    Just sewed it together? I want to one similar with denim & redribbon for the 4th of July.
    Thanks for any tips!

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  62. I love that color and all the fun ruffles!!! so cute! xoxo- Rachel

    http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/03/diy-trailing-dogwood-wreath-pottery-barn-knock-off.html

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