Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Seaside Wreath

I decided that it was time to change my wreath on the door again.  The sunflowers had faded - a lot which I wasn't expecting - and something else was needed.

As I was busy working on my garland for my August Mantel I realised that I had rather a lot of embellishments and that the structure that I had made for it might not be strong enough to hold everything up.  I did a test run, and sure enough, too much weight.  That was when I came up with the idea of using most of what I had made for my wreath and then doing something else for the garland.

The garland isn't finished yet, and, you will have noticed that it isn't August yet, so I will be showing you the finished mantel next week.

I can though reveal my new wreath!


I know that this is the same picture, but the sun came out in one and not the other and you can see different details more clearly in each picture!



There are a lot of things hidden underneath that you cannot see so well as I did make quite a lot of things!



I made sure though to put some of the more decorative shells on the top.  Above you can see a 3D sort of twirly shell and below is a blue one which has some white weedy stuff growing from it.

I also made quite a few clamshells which are all hidden underneath.


The brown netty thing in the above picture is a fishing net and then below are two more shells, the pink stuff is coral - of course!


For the uninitiated these two V shapes are of course seagulls.  Far away seagulls!



Mostly I love the fishes though, they look so cute darting in and out and round and about.


No pattern details or anything, these were all made up from my own imagination and just worked as I went.  If I get with it enough I will write a tutorial and pattern for the fish though as they are so cute aren't they and I can replicate those easily enough.

So I hope that all the visitors to our home over the next month or so will enjoy this little bit of the seaside hanging on our door!  Hope you enjoy it too!



Amy

51 comments:

  1. Your seaside wreath made me smile so much this morning. Your visitors will love it. My favourite bit???? Your curly shell, although the far away seagulls take a bit of beating too. The colourful fish are so cute too.

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  2. What a fantastic wreath your best so far I think, I love the shells and fish the whole 3d thing, I dont think I have ever seen a seaside wreath before :-)

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  3. Those little fish are sooo cute !
    You really must have had a lot of work on that wreath, Amy... I've been studying the photos in detail, oh my, there are so many different components !!
    I do miss an octopus ;-).....

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  4. How lovely Amy - I bet the postman enjoys coming to your house.

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  5. What a lovely wreath! I like the twirly shell best, they're my favourite sort of shells to find on a beach! xx

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  6. I don't know where you find the time to make so many wonderful things. But you're certainly very talented. I agree - this would make me smile! Goodonyer, Amy!

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  7. Fabulous. That'll bring a big smile to the face of anyone visiting you. It's so delightful and must have been so much fun to make.

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  8. It's brilliant - very summery. You did well to make it all up in your head.

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  9. Very creative Amy. I'm sure it'll make visitors smile, as it did me.

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  10. What a good idea, it's such fun making all the twiddly bits, isn't it. x

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  11. It's great!! Perfect for the summer :) xx

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  12. What a great idea for a summer wreath it looks amazing. X

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  13. Lovely, the details are glorious, if I came to your door it would be a while before I rang the bell as I would be engrossed with looking at all the little things.

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  14. It's beautiful Amy. What a fab idea. I think I need something like that on my front door! xxx

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  15. What a unique and colorful, fun wreath. You did a great job and visitors will truly enjoy arriving at your door.

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  16. Amazing, Amy! crotchet fish, shells, and other goodies, all of your own creation. You really are a wonder of a creative artist. The wreath is absolutely gorgeous, and I can't wait to see your August mantel. xxx

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  17. You can never have too much seaside Amy. Seaside stuff rock! Love it.

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  18. What a clever and novel idea Amy - I am sure that your visitors enjoy your door creations

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  19. What a delight, a beautiful vision of Summer at the seaside. Looking forward to seeing the mantel.

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  20. I'm impressed! That really is a fantastic wreath! You did an excellent job, it's very creative & unique too.

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  21. Amy those fish are adorable-Love love it!

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  22. Oooh that's so lovely Amy !
    Kate xx

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  23. How adorable! I just love it and the colors are so pretty. You are so talented to be able to just qhip this up from your imagination. I can only crochet a chain...lol! I have just never gotten the hang of it. Maybe someday. Enjoy!

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  24. Love the little fishies! What wonderful colors you've used.

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  25. That is so beautiful, Amy! I love all the little details. The fish are so cute!

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  26. Very nice and I'm sure all your visitors will appreciate it.

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  27. That is pretty - I'm envious of not only your needlework skill, but your patience to create such pretty things.
    Margaret P

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  28. The red fish is my favourite :o) I think it will make everyone who comes to your door smile xx

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  29. Amy, that's just delightful!

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  30. Your wreath turned out wonderful Amy, so light, bright and cheery, a perfect reminder of the seaside.

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  31. Delightful, Amy - I bet all the people who come to your door will love it and it will certainly make them smile as it did me:)

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  32. Oh my gosh, how CUTE!! What a neat theme too. Wonderful job. I just noticed your veggie pasta bake recipe on your sidebar again. I still haven't made it. I have got to do that. I'm going to go put the ingredients on my grocery list NOW!

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  33. Brilliant! I love all the details and little touches. The fish are quite cute!

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  34. Love it! Such a great idea Amy.

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  35. OH Amy - this is SO adorable!!! I giggled out loud when I saw it. Love it so much! You are one cleverly creative Gal. xoxo

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  36. Clever Amy!! It is so wonderful and summery and I'd love to be able to feel it for real, with all those little sea creatures. Well done. Take care.

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  37. Now I am singing "Under the Sea" in my mind! :-)

    Very cute wreath ........happy "almost" August.

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  38. Very cool Amy....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  39. Very cute and summery! I like all the details!

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  40. Wow Amy you are so talented. I learned myself to crochet last year and am starting to improve although I could never crochet something as beautiful as this. Well done. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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  41. Love your seaside wreath! It's fantastic.
    Marianne x

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  42. You are so clever Amy! I love the twirly shell. I'm amazed you made this without a pattern. It's brilliant! Barbara xx

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  43. Brilliant! I love all the details and am so impressed that you made all the patterns up yourself - very clever! x

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  44. Aw such a cute design, love it :)

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  45. This is so amazing!! I love the seashells and the fish. Good for you for working out all these ocean bits on your own :) They all look perfect, and I wish I could come and knock on your door and admire this wreath in person! Sorry I've been MIA lately, but summer has taken hold, and I have about two minutes to myself in the evenings when I promptly fall asleep on the couch ... I'm worn out with being outside with the kids all day, and it's been brutally hot for most of July. A rainshower just sent me inside, but it didn't last long, and the sun is already shining again. Will write to you soon!
    Wendy x

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  46. That is fishtastic Amy - what a way to entice the sunshine. Jo x

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