Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Gill and I have been making tree decorations for our school's Bring & Buy. After seeing hers, I thought I should post mine as they are both so different! Mine are made out of scraps of fabric left over from my bridesmaid dresses 11 years ago! They took such small scraps that I am going to sew all the other scraps together to make multicoloured silk trees (but on another day, I'm up to my eyes in B&B stuff at the mo!)








I've also finished quilting two wall hangings for Christmas. One for my mother-in-law and one for us. I machine quilted for ease, just around each picture (as I am short on time!) but I think they are lovely as they have great pictures with lots of detail. I'm waiting for my Star of Wonder buttons to arrive which compliment the wall hanging but while I'm posting pictures of Christmas trees I thought I would include this as well.








The Bring & Buy has been a bit of a nightmare. We have ended up doing far more than we expected (it's amazing how people disappear when they are asked to do something!) so I haven't done as many "Wonky Bunting" crafts as I'd like. Still, I have around 24 hours to complete everything else! Hey ho...I love what we've made though. See http://moss-stitch.blogspot.com/ for some other things from Wonky Bunting!!


After a hectic morning, just a few hours sewing has restored my inner calm. I do love sitting down at my table to sew, with an old film on in the background (My Fair Lady today) I can sit and create.

5 comments:

KreativeMix said...

These are stunning!!!

Pinkie Cupcake said...

Thank you :-D

The List Writer said...

What a great use for bridesmaid dress scraps! Did you say to disbelieving relatives a thte time "I know they'll come in useful one day!"? Well you were right!

I know just what you mean about sewing restoring inner calm. I do it with podcasts on in the background rather than old films though :o)

Garden girl said...

I love the trees, they're fab. And now I have an excuse to carry on hoarding everything I have ever owned...

Garden girl said...

I love the new layout on your blog, and thankyou so much for all of your lovely comments on mine, too! Stick with the knitting, it's a fab way of relaxing and you can see instant results (which is possibly why it appealed so much when I was younger as well)