A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Monday, August 10, 2009

my Rag Swag-first time I made one

Trying to feel like I am *doing something*
whilst living in recliner land, I made this
RAG-Swag (garland) last week.
I tore fabric into 2 inch strips...then cut those strips
into 6 in pieces....easy...doesn't have to be exact
I added in some ribbon and rick rack
Not hard...you can make it any length
I tied those 6 inch pieces on some
thin rope I picked up...I even made ther rope
stronger by making it 3 strands strong.
Mine is in FALL colors...if I don't do things ahead
of a season sometimes they don't get done.
Summer will be winding down soon.
ALSO...if you google Rag swags or rag garlands
there are quite a few images out there.
Some even tie on little toys, miniature cooking utensils
There is no wrong way....
Think my next one might be SHABBY--pinks
or more FALL but tied on a hanger shaped in a circle.
Give it a try...


Pam--in Estonia said...

What a neat idea.. I like it! I'm glad you're finding something useful to do while you're stuck in the recliner. :o)

Persuaded said...

That is cute-ness itself! I love love love it... and I am going to make some for our house.... or, I just thought of something! Millen could make these for Christmas presents for her aunts and grandmothers! Thanks for the inspiration, dear Deby, and I hope you are feeling better soon.

My own back is causing me so much pain these last few days, I feel so debilitated- it's nothing serious I am sure, but the spasms are sooo painful. There is so much I need to get done, but I can't and it is so frustrating... thanks for listening to me gripe and moan... I knew you would understand☺ blessings to you, dear!

Becky K. said...

I must set my Chelsea to the task of making us one. I love yours! It had never occurred to me. Thanks for the idea!

Becky K.

jAne said...

Well isn't this the prettiest rag swag I've *ever* seen! Truly. :o)

tickleberry farm

Connie said...

Deby, this is one of the cutest things I've ever seen and I definitely plan on making one when we get home from Seattle next week, honey!! I'm totally in love with something so darling, easy and fun.......

BECKY said...

Hi Sweet Deb! This is so cute!! You did a great job of choosing colors! It makes me happy just to look at it!!

I'm praying for you, gal!! Rest in the arms of your Savior. He loves you with a perfect love!

May your day be filled with gentle blessings!
Love and hugs,

Nancy M. said...

Very cute! I pray you feel better soon. -In Him, nancy :)

I am truly blessed said...

Ahhh...I really like it. It looks great in that first pic hanging. Good job.
BTW...I am making one of your favorite dinners tonight. I thought of you when deciding what I was gonna make.

Susan said...

These swags are SO cute! Very good use of your recliner time! :)

Abounding Treasures said...

It's so sweet and if you say it's easy, I believe you but it doesn't look simple! I love the fall colours!

Glad that you're finding things that you enjoy and can do from your recliner position :o)

lady m said...

This is my kind of craft...fast and easy ;)

Thanks for sharing; yours looks lovely!

lady m

Vikki G said...

love it! Love the colors...will be looking it up as I love to be able to do something when I am confined to my chair or bedroom. Hope you will be on the mend soon.

Tammy said...

Great job!

I have thought of doing one myself!

Heart2Heart said...

Love, love, love your fall color rag swag! I was going to do this for the holidays and add curtain clips to mine that you can add Christmas cards to it and use it for garland and greeting card holder.

Oh thank you for reminding me to do something this simple instead of waiting to get my sewing machine out to work on.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Mary said...

So pretty. My imagination ran ahead to Christmas with ornaments and keepsakes worked in and swagged on the tree. Not that I would ever get it finished!

michelle said...

I love that! i love the colors and everything. now you have my mind awhirl with ideas for those swags. I even have a fabric stripper to make strips.

HOPE said...

how CUTE!!! I love that you added rick rack and ribbon..that really put a touch to it.

We use to take little squares of fabric and punch in the center into a straw wreath all over..makes a really cute fabric scrap wreath.

Take care Deby..


Kristi said...

OH, I LOVE IT, Mrs. Deby!!!! What a nice little pretty!



Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Coolio Sister'O....Picture doesn't do it justice.

Love Ya...

Sharon said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your rag garland!!! Thank you for sharing this!

Sharon said...

I'm so glad you made one and it worked for you! I love it! It turned out marvelous! Aren't they fun to make!

:0) Sharon

ThriftyUrbanMom said...

This is something truly gorgeous and simple enough for me to try. I love to find ways to use up scraps. This creation has me inspired! I plan to get started doing one for my mantel tomorrow. Thank you =)