For 2018 I decided to begin an undertaking that would take the whole year. I was inspired by stitching friend to do a One-A-Day project, meaning I make one piece (a flower, a sprig, or a leaf) each day then at the end of the year I will have a completed piece that represents my life through the whole year. Some days I have more time and can put more thought and energy into the flowers I make, other days I only have a few minutes and have to throw something together quickly.
My original inspiration was a color wheel, not a rainbow as many have started calling this. The color pink is actually not in a rainbow, but it is in a color wheel. 🙂
For the first part of the year I worked on flowers and filler sprays, using one color family for all the pieces in a month. In July I finished all the basic colors in the color wheel with the flowers and fillers, so for the second part of the year I worked on leaves to fill in.
If you want to read more about what I learned from this project, I have detailed that in this blog post.
At this point I begin making leaves in all the colors (3 weeks of each color since there’s not enough months left to do a full month). I am combining the flowers and matching leaves in bundles and attaching them to my frame.
August – December
The full project is now complete! Here is a slideshow of closeup images of each section.
And here is a picture of me with my Color Wheel wreath!
11 thoughts on “2018 One-A-Day Project”
Hi Lauren, This wreath is beautiful. I was wondering how you are finishing the back of the wreath ☺ Thank you for your great website!!
Thank you, Linda! Glad you like the website. I hope it’s helpful. I haven’t decided how I will finish the back of the wreath. Right now it’s just floral tape over the wires. I’m considering either attaching colored felt to the back, or maybe putting lights on the wreath. But either way I will have to reinforce the frame because it’s getting very heavy already and the frame is struggling.
Thank you 😊
Lauren, the wreath is amazing! You could always put it in the center of the table with candles in the middle for a centerpiece! Then you don’t need to worry about weight.
Thank you, Vava! That is a good point about the wreath. Doesn’t necessarily have to go on a wall. Hmmm. I’ll have to think about that one.
This is probably one of the most beautiful things I’ve found on Pinterest.A family heirloom for sure. The different flowers and leaves are absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you so much Selena! Definitely one of my favorite pieces thus far. 🙂
You are a amazing artist, I love this idea and the dedication that it took to create it. Well done!!!
Thank you so much, Lisa!
This is absolutely stunning, truly. I’d been feeling a bit overwhelmed with how much is need to do for the project I want to work on but you’ve inspired me to start & how to plan it out. Many thanks 😁 Kirstie x
Hello Kristie! Thank you so much. Glad my work has given you the kick in the pants you needed to get started on your project. Happy beading!