My friend Clara has been at it again.
You know, my amazing friend who throws parties that rival Martha herself, as well as decorates, organizes, cooks and gardens better than any blogger out there?
(look at her all barefoot and cute)
Tonight I felt like I'd stepped into a Country Living spread as we enjoyed a festive evening celebrating Clara and her Hubby Herb's 40th anniversary surrounded by the beauty of her late summer gardens, good friends and good food and drink.
I'll do up a post with pictures from that tomorrow,
but I wanted to show you real quick how I wrapped up their gift.
Easy Peasy Burlap wine sleeve.
Just cut a long strip of fabric 29.5" x 6.5", sew up both long sides, turn right side out and voila. Pop the bottle in there, turn down the top and add something to tie around the neck.
I happened to have a crocheted flower from the scrapbook store that I hotglued to the fold down collar.
I braided some jute twine, and added a wee wooden letter from Hobby Blobby that I quickly stained before threading it onto the twine.
I thought it turned out kinda cute, if I don't say so myself. :)
You could easily use linen or cotton...leave the edges unfinished and use a grosgrain or satin ribbon instead of jute twine. And how cute would a vintage brooch look pinned to the collar? Or a small bloom tucked into the tie. Or add some blingy beads to the hanging-downy threads. Lots of room for creativity and a great opportunity to use up stuff from your cra(p)ft room stores. Not that I did that or anything.
And do you notice that gOrGeOuS hutch in the background?
I'm pretty stoked to show that to you soon too.
(edited to add I linked this up to creative little daisy's impromptu linky for quick crafts)