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Friday, November 5, 2010

burlap wreath & the cora shop

I had lots of things to do today on my "to do" list,
but they are going to have to wait.
The flu has invaded our house.

Instead of working on projects,
I will be spending more time than I would like to on the couch.
I am just hoping Levi doesn't catch it too.
I hate being sick.

Since there are no projects going on here today,
I thought I would show you one I finished a few weeks ago.
Remember all those burlap circles I cut out?

I was inspired by this wreath at Tatertots and Jello.
She has a great tutorial if you want to make one of your own.
You could easily make this into a Christmas wreath too.

I actually made one to give to my sister for a house warming present.
I loved it so much that I had to make one for myself too.
I think one reason I love it is because all the colorful circles remind
me of the circle embellishments on our Cora dresses.
So fun!

This project was definitely time consuming and made a mess.
Burlap everywhere.
And raw fingers from cutting out SO many circles.
But I think the end product was definitely worth it.
So colorful and fun!

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Speaking of Cora dresses...
Are you wondering if we are ever going to make any more??

Grammy and I have been planning on restocking the shop all along,
but the busyness of life has gotten in the way.
There have been other things going on 
that have been more of a priority right now.
Which means Cora's is on hold.

We would love to keep it going and keep making dresses,
but we are just not sure what that looks like for us right now.
We do have some dresses in progress and lots of fabric waiting
to be made into dresses.

there will be more Cora dresses
I just can't tell you for sure when they will be ready to post.
Definitely not until after the holidays though.

Thank you so much to those of you who have inquired about buying a dress.
That makes us so happy!


Blogger Todd and Courtney said...

I keep missing out on the Cora dresses but Im going to try super duper hard when you post :) The wreath is beautiful, good job!

November 5, 2010 at 12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You poor thing - feel better soon!

November 5, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Kathryn said...

Hope you are feeling better, soon! Lots of Vitamin D3.

Put a box in the mail to you a few days ago. It should be arriving soon.

November 5, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I'm so glad you posted the wreath. I really, really love it (and it is even prettier in person).

And you seriously got the flu? I am so sorry, Jess. I will pray your little Levi stays healthy!

November 5, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

oh so no cora's dresses for christmas gatherings/pictures?
i understand!! story needs a new one as soon as you re-open. they are just too beautiful.
sorry you are all feeling ill...i lost 3.5 lbs when i was sick. the only good outcome..ha.

November 5, 2010 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

I hope you are feeling better soon and it doesn't take Levi down too!

Love, love, love the wreath! I am going to try a Christmas one I think!

November 5, 2010 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Jody said...

Love the wreath, Jess! I hope you feel better soon. We had a cold bug go through our house that last a couple weeks.

Your post also reminds me of my sweet little niece on her first Christmas wearing her Cora dress. I made my sister save it, just in case :)

November 5, 2010 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

So sorry you have the flu. Just think... all those years you spent surrounded by germy little people and you didn't get the flu. At least you don't have to do sub plans. :)

I think Gretchie needs a Cora dress sometime. Did I ever tell you we thought about Paige for her middle name? Just as a reminder.

November 6, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I, too, keep missing out on Cora's dresses. I hope to catch one sometime!! (or you can e-mail me..hint hint nudge nudge--LOL)

Don't every forget that that you are a great mother....of two!

November 6, 2010 at 7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better and don't share ;)..


November 6, 2010 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Callie said...

That wreath is lovely!
I just came across your blog, and I've been enjoying reading it! I'm a Christian too, and though we don't have any little ones running around yet, we have one on the way! I love meeting other Christian married ladies on here. :-)
I hope you feel better soon! The flu is no fun.

November 7, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Wow! I love it! I went out this weekend and found all of materials to make a fall-ish one!

I used chocolate burlap rather than the lighter, but I think it turned out nicely! Thanks for the wonderful idea!!!!

PS.. I love that you used Cora's fabrics. What a wonderful reminder of your sweet daughter.

November 7, 2010 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger L ~ S said...

I LOVE the wreath and am always in awe of the people who who are talented enough to make things like that!

November 9, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

I thought I would try to make a wreath...did you really only use 1 yd. of fabric? I think her blog tutorial said a 3 ft. section. Anyway, I cut out the first 4 in section and it doesn't fit around my wreath form. What size wreath form did you use?? Thanks for the help....I'm attempting to be crafty (I'm not usually). Maybe this is a sign I shouldn't do it ;)

November 16, 2010 at 4:09 PM  

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