Tuesday, November 17, 2009


There is the cutest Garland in Country Livings...Merry and Bright... Calls for felt ...but I used two colors of cream fleece....I like the softness better and how it looks when cut. I rotary cut strips of fleece about an inch wide....then snip pieces off in random shapes with scissors. Thread a large eyed needle with fish line and string on the pieces randomly. Fun because you cannot make a mistake. Every few inches or so add a bell....walmarts had them in various sizes...I used medium.
I loved the way they turned out....using them everywhere in the house. Added a few starfish after adding a little sparkle. A nice evening project in front of the TV.....

Wouldn't this be cute with cut up quilt pieces...an old tattered one of course!...

The variations are endless.... Try some for your decor!!!!, xoxo~Kathy


  1. You know - I really like this! Easy, in front of the computer/TV type fun and you really can't go wrong, can you? Have a great week, and thanks for the great post!

  2. Oh Kathy how true this is adorable garland and your right it would be great cut up in a quilt.

    Have a wonderful week.

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    (¸.•´ (¸.+´♥ Heidi ♥)

  3. Oh Kathy!
    I absolutely adore this garland. I actually have an old tattered quilt that I may just cut up and have at it. I will keep you posted, but I would like to make a garland for the fireplace mantel. How beautiful this turned out.

    The starfish are just beautiful on the garland and I love the little bells added every so often along the way. I thank you for sharing this evening.

    Have a beautiful day tomorrow, and thanks again for showing us the details on a beautiful holiday craft to accent each of our homes.

    Country hugs...Sherry

  4. Hi,
    I just found your blog through Susan's Naps From the Porch Bloglist. I see that you are from Cadillac, MI. I'm from the Mid-west too - raised in the Cleveland area and my Mom's family was from Detroit and Dearborn. My Mom and my brothers were all born in MI. While my hubby and I lived in Chicago we so enjoyed taking our RV into MI along the MI lakeshore. On one of our trips years ago we stopped in Cadillac at a downtown restaurant that I picked out as we were driving through and had the most delicious meal there. We found out that a famous chef worked there. One another trip we stopped again. We still joke about my ability to find good restaurants in the most unlikely places. You live in a very beautiful area.

    PS - love you posts on Christmas!

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

  5. Kathy....I love this idea! It almost looks "snowy" which I love. It looks like you may have used 2 different shades of cream fleece? Maybe it is just the lighting? I might add a little bit of white glitter to mine for a little sparkle. Thanks!~Patti

  6. So cute - gives the feel of snow. Doing it in fleece was a good idea. Thanks for sharing you holiday fun. You're an inspiration to me. ~Adrienne~

  7. This reminds me that I want that book! What a neat idea for a garland...it looks wonderful against the chalkboard.

    xo Claudia

  8. Hi Kathy,
    Now that is a "Great' idea. I love it! and I will have borrow your idea.
    Enjoy your day and keep creating,

  9. I like your switch to fleece -- it looks fluffy and snowy. Cute idea!


  10. I love this, Kathy!!

    I also love your header photo. So cute!

  11. What a fun time I have had browsing round your place. Too cute is the candles in the tin and where ever did you find a snowman that loves the heat ;-)
    What a clever treat of bacon and eggs and gonna have to try the fleece strands, so easy and fun!
    Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas...now if I could just get out of this box ;-/

  12. Wish I was more creative like you, Kathy, but sure enjoy visiting your fine UP NORTH site! Happy Thanksgiving :)


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.