So, I have already begun to stress myself out. I have quite a bit of work to get done in the next three weeks, let alone the next three days, and I have been feeling bad, as I felt like I wouldn't be able to feel very much of the Christmas spirit. So, I took a break from my work today to make a little Christmas.
I decided to go ahead and make another Christmas tree. Well, I was going to make one the same as last year, but I didn't feel like using paper.... so fabric was and is the answer. More specifically, felt! I was with some friends last night, and we were making cat toys out of felt, and I was like, "what have I been doing with my life?!" Why haven't I been using felt everyday of my existence? Little late on that bandwagon, whatever... I am now. So I combined my papery skills with my sewing skills to build a beautiful tree.
I built that actual tree out of large sheets of found cardboard, and packing tape (i could never forget my roots). The Green is wool felt bought from the local craft store with 30% off!!! I had a string of lights from last years tree. The ribbon garland is from my stash of cotton ribbon , and the ornaments are just cut from the beautiful wool my Mom bought me from a quilt show earlier in the year. The snowflakes are also cut from felt, and covered in glitter. I built a cardboard tree stump, and taped it to just a plane piece of cardboard, put a' top my new computer box, covered in the lovely Lonni Rossi Typographic Textures, from a couple years back (we were obsessed)
a side note... She was the first fabric designer I ever met, and she truly did inspire me. One day, she and I might have a number of things in common....
The tree topper, last year was a gnome, as my life and apartment were gnome themed last year... this year my life and ... well everything is accompanied by my little Lizzy-Bird! So, my tree adorns the same bird with a snowflake mandala.
I sure hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be Thankful for. Well it's back to work now, and by that I mean I will go to sleep now, go to church tomorrow, and then it's back to work.
More Projects and fun to come