Monday, 6 December 2010

Christmas tree skirt

I've wanted a Christmas tree skirt for years, but this year is the first time that I've had the time to make one. I've made it from odds and bits of fabric which were either Christmassy or vaguely bright and cheerful and/or a bit shiny. I decided to make it from hexagon shapes, and it wasn't until I'd cut them out that I bethought me of all the inset seams I was going to be faced with. Well, I wasn't going to stress about that, as I decided to put Suffolk puffs over each intersection. Problem solved. In fact, the set in seams weren't that much of a problem, but if I'd expected them to show I'm sure I'd have worried over them much more.
So, that's all the Christmas presents made and most of them wrapped to be delivered soon. I've got one birthday present to make for a friend whose birthday is on 20th December; then I need to write the Christmas cards. But, after that, my time is my own to play with some more Christmas decorations.

10 comments:

Amelia said...

very colorful - I attempted the hexagon shapes one time...I failed big time...your little button puffs are so adorable.

Karen said...

Oooh! Those tiny yo-yo's. I don't like making yo'yo's but they sure are cute on your tree skirt.

preethobby said...

Hi Amanda, it looks great....Your creations are beautiful.

Jo, a retired teacher said...

How wonderfully fun. I am so jealous of your creativity.
I love it.

scraphappy said...

What a nice tree skirt. I like the way that the hexagon shape is echoed by the shape of the pieces. It must be lovely to have some time to get things done that have gotten put off for so long.

Lynn said...

Wonderful!! Brave you doing hexagons and they turned out perfectly. Is it a pattern or your own? I love the little suffolk puffs, so cute!

Kay said...

That looks like a ton of work and such tiny craftsmanship, too. You amaze me all the time!

Simone de Klerk said...

Love those little yoyos you added!!!

Candace said...

Great tree skirt. Love the little yo-yos. I enjoyed your post on technology, too. It is a blessing and a curse.

cq4fun said...

I love your tree skirt. I need one, too, but this wasn't the year. I had to re-make all my decorations. Next year, a tree skirt!