wool felt shamrock garland

wool felt shamrock garlandA fun and easy DIY- a wool felt shamrock garland can cozy up your house for March and the anticipation of spring and summer to follow!
wool felt shamrock garland

Supplies:

  • Shamrock pattern- whatever size you like best, with 3 or 4 leaves.
  • Wool or wool felt
  • Embroidery floss.
  • Sequins
  • Beads
  • Wool felt balls or flowers
  • Ribbon
  • Tinsel trim
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle
    wool felt shamrock garland
    wool felt shamrock garlandCut out the shamrock shapes (as many as you prefer) with a smaller shamrock cut for both sides. With the embroidery floss, sew the shamrocks 3 layers together with a running stitch.
    wool felt shamrock garlandSew the sequins onto both sides at the same time with a bead in the center of each detail to hold it in place. I stacked 2, 3 or 4 sequins of different shapes and colors to add plenty of texture and color.
    wool felt shamrock garlandAdd flowers, felt balls or anything else that you prefer in between the shamrocks. I also added various ribbons (in short 3 inch lengths) in between the shamrocks.
    wool felt shamrock garlandI needed some gold in the mix so I added the gold tinsel trim when stringing them together.
    wool felt shamrock garland
    wool felt shamrock garland
    wool felt shamrock garland
    wool felt shamrock garland
    wool felt shamrock garland
    wool felt shamrock garland
  • As you can see, I sewed the string to attach all of the shamrocks together just to the outside of the shamrocks. This worked fine but the string could have been threaded between the layers of wool and hidden a bit better. ¬†Thanks for following along, enjoy your springtime season and Happy St. Patricks Day!

Vintage valentines part 2

Here is the second installment of vintage valentines from my collection, equally as shocking and hilarious as part 1, perhaps even more so…
vintage valentines
Or I’m gonna take this hammer…

vintage valentines
Thankfully, this was originally published in the 1950’s and hopefully it gets a different reaction in 2012– funny but super inappropriate.

vintage valentines
OR… just imagine I’m a vampire (or werewolf) and now I’m all ears… what was it you were going to do to me?

vintage valentines
No words necessary, you had me when you skated up in the one strap pair of green pantaloons sans shirt.

vintage valentines
Aw come on, my hair looked like that all day yesterday.

vintage valentines
Made in USA, printed on there, just in case.

vintage valentines
A makeover would be a good start, no matter what the determinations.

vintage valentines
Axe and ice skates? Throwing caution to the wind for you, Valentine.

vintage valentines
Hmmm… creepy and fascinating. This is a short story starter for 7th graders.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Vintage valentines, funny and sweet

Here are some vintage valentines, funny and sweet, that I’ve come across over the years. Vintage Valentines from years gone by that might keep you guessing, and definitely giggling. ¬†The puns are so punny, some are completely socially inappropriate and others just don’t make sense at all anymore. Find more on my Valentine Pinterest board! And be sure to check out vintage valentines Part 2.

vintage valentines
I’m feeling faint… losing a lot of blood with this creepy blood-dripping-down the arrows Valentine
vintage valentines

I hope this was a special valentine purchased for that one special someone, not purchased in a box of 35 for your whole 3rd grade class, breaking hearts all over town with the promise of ‘some day’.

 

vintage valentines
More like… “Hey Valentine, I need a nappy change- on the double?!”

 

vintage valentines

So, what is going on here? Is he trying to say, “I may be a chubby kid, but I promise to slim down when I become a man”, so please be my Valentine?

 

vintage valentines

I think this is really a waterhorse dressed as a frog or a salamander in shorts perhaps…

 

vintage valentines

Didn’t you play ‘court’ when you were little, right after that tea party? I’m seeing a little Valentine role play coming on…

vintage valentines
So cute, I’d like this a wallpaper somewhere in my house.