Alas, AW & I are a house divided and therein lies the rub...
I'm an Alabama fan, he's an Auburn fan.
Do you know how hard it is to be a house divided? I mean, at Christmas time whenever I buy an ornament I have to purchase both the Alabama AND the Auburn ornament. There is hardly anything cute out there for a house divided that does not cost a ridiculous amount of money.
I've been wanting to do a new craft and I've been googling easy crafts and one that piqued my interest was a rag wreath.
There were pictures of all kinds of rag wreaths online and I decided to do a house divided one! I was excited because I knew it would be cheap and it said it only took about 30 minutes to an hour to complete!
However, while I was at the store purchasing my fabric a lady about 40 or 50 years old was telling me how her mother made rag wreaths....ummm, then I started to panic, "Am I making an old lady craft?" "Have I ever seen a rag wreath in my grandmother's house? Wait, I think I have!!! Have I? Have I?" "What if this turns out ugly and old-lady-ish?"
Well, I decided I already had the fabric so I would just go ahead with it with confidence and if I hated it I would only be out $5 and an hours time.
Thankfully, I don't hate the finished product BUT I'm out way more than an hour...I'm not sure if there is something wrong with me but it definitely took me about 4 HOURS!!!
Seriously, that is ENTIRELY TOO MUCH TIME for such a project!
I want to make a Christmas wreath and maybe this time it won't take me as long...I have to think that!
Anyways, besides the fact that it took me forever to complete it was a really easy process:
I just bought 1/4 yd. of 4 different fabrics
Cut them into 1"x6" strips
Tied the strips to a wire hanger that I'd pulled out into a circle
There was plenty of this ugly fabric available at the stores ;)
But if you want this beautiful fabric you might have to shop around at a couple of stores as it is selling like crazy...who doesn't want to be a part of a winning tradition?? =)
I have a good bit of fabric scraps left over so if you know of any other "rag crafts" please let me know!