Presto Chango!

Hey everyone!  Whew, I think I've made it back to the land of the living after my bout with food poisoning.  I hope never to have that ever again.  Anyway, before I delve into today's post, I just wanted to give a "Thank You" shoot-out to Richella @ Imparting Grace for featuring our little front porch bench, see it HERE, on her Grace at Home Party.  If you don't know Richella, you should make it a point to go over and say "Hi."  She is such a genuinely nice person -- very down-to-earth and authentic.  Thanks again, Richella!

Now for today's post -- a very "budget-friendly" craft project.  I love it when I can create something fun and cute, and never leave the comfort of my craft room to purchase anything.  Last Spring I made this wreath for my pantry door.  

You can see it HERE.  

I really liked it, used it for quite awhile, and then hung it in my craft closet to rest for awhile.  Y'all know I've been seriously crushing over turquoise (who isn't, right?) and have been adding it here, there and everywhere around our home, especially in the kitchen & breakfast room.  Well, I decided to rework the old wreath and came up with this cheerfulness to hang on the pantry door.

Cute, right?  I mean, seriously, it has turquoise!

I used some of the same fabrics (all from scraps I had on hand) that I had used on my rooster and hen dishtowels when I added the ruffles.

For someone who was a professional seamstress for many years and couldn't tolerate an unfinished fabric edge or an errant thread, I'm getting the hang of the beauty of "raw" -- as in raw and raveling edges!

More fun, less perfection!

I'd say that adds a pop of "Happy" here in the kitchen!

So there you have it for today.  I have a few other things to share, because The Man and I have both been on a "git er done" campaign.  But, this is enough for today, dear friends.  Thanks so much for stopping by and please know you are always welcome anytime!
I love to party with these fine bloggers:
The Tablescaper at The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Karen at Sew Many Ways for Sew Darn Crafty
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin for Budget Decorating Party
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for Project Inspired
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Tablescaper at The Tablescaper for Oh, The Places I've Been
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. Good job!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Just wanted you to know I have recently discovered your blog and am reading all your posts. Probably my favorite room in your house is your office/craft room/sewing room/all around "oh my goodness I love this room"! The description would fit for me if I were fortunate enough to have such digs. After reading in today's post that you were a professional seamstress, I understand why everything looks so marvelous.

  3. Very pretty wreath! I just recently added a wreath to my pantry door too. Don't know why I didn't think of doing that before. I know what you mean about the raw edges. It used to bother me, but now I actually like it. :) I love how the wreath matches your dishtowels too. Well done! Glad you're feeling back to normal. :)

  4. Sooo CUTE!!! I love it, and it definitely adds a pop of "happy" to your ktichen.
    Mary Alice

  5. So glad you are feeling better!!! Love your wreath and the all the bright and cheery touches you have added...so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!

  6. That really is presto chango, Love it. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Glad you are feeling better too. Hugs, Marty

  7. Glad your ok Carol!!! God is good! Love the bunting wreath you made, perfect for spring and even up to summer!!! Whjich reminds me, I need a new wreath for my front door badly.... ;-)

  8. So glad to hear you are ok:) Your wreath is perfect. I love the bunting, it sure makes it pop. Great color choices. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin:)

  9. Cute wreath! Glad you recovered from the food poisoning. I know how that feels. I was hospitalized for 3 days when I was in College for the foor poisoning. Yep! I got it really bad, so painful and yukky!...Christine

  10. What an adorable wreath! So sorry about the food poising ~ yuck and blech but so glad you are feeling better.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d}.


  11. It definitely adds a pop of happy!! Glad you're feeling better.


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