So last year when I began writing, I never thought that this little blog would lead to anything other than perhaps a bit of enlightenment. I was looking for a creative outlet and it seems that now, due to the blog, I have several. I know that I mentioned my new affiliations, but in case you were curious, here's how it all transpired.
It started with a few articles for Parade Magazine, one of which was seen by the people at Bowdabra. They liked my spring rain boot and asked if I would like to be a designer for their blog. Now honestly, I never intended to get involved with a brand, but I cannot make a decent bow to save my life, so this sounded like a pretty good gig for me! I mean, usually my bows are either very simple (think tying your shoes) or filled with staples!! I do use bows frequently in my decorating, so it seemed like an organic partnership and one I felt very good about, very authentic about...after a lot of thought, I accepted and I have to say, I have very pretty bows now!
The first project I featured at their blog was my Easter Carrot Garland. It was made from a yard of tulle and yarn. The tulle cost me $1.49, it was from the remnant basket, and the yarn was $3.00. I had yarn scraps at home, but when I saw this variegated one, I just had to splurge! It was a very easy project, just my style! I simply cut the tulle in circles, made a carrot shape by wrapping thread around fabric on a diagonal, from bottom to top and knotted it closed. I stitched a few pieces of yarn to the top and then attached it to a yarn and ribbon garland. I used the Bowdabra to make the bows.
If you have not seen the full tutorial, it is posted at the Bowdabra Blog. They did such a nice job, it seemed silly to repost it here.
My second project, a dollar store gardening Easter tin, is there too, if you are looking for a simple grown up basket. My sister already swiped mine!
I don't usually decorate big for Easter, so I thought that the garland was the perfect little light touch to add a bit of color and some seasonal flair to my home! I'm actually really thrilled with the way it turned out ~ whimsical and fun!
What do you think? Do you decorate for Easter? Do you work with brands? I'm all ears (get it ~ it's a bunny pun!) I would love to know!
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