Thursday, May 21, 2015

Christmas in May

Hello!  Thank you all for the encouraging comments and support of my Etsy store opening.  I'll be adding more items soon.

Today I am sharing my finished Christmas tree skirt.  I know it's May but I had only finished the top half of this skirt last year and was looking for red fabric for the bottom half.  Finally found some at a good price at Walmart.  The Walmart I go to doesn't seem to restock very quickly.  Red seems to be a popular color also.  I bought whatever was left of the red fabric and when I went back today they still hadn't restocked it.

Here is my finished tree skirt.  I purchased a pattern from HERE.  The patterned fabric is a Doodlebug line from Riley Blake that I purchased online.  And I'm pretty much proud of this skirt!  I can't believe I made it.  And I made the binding also and sewed the back of the binding by hand.  I thought it would take me forever but the hand sewing wasn't too long.

I did poke my fingers in a couple places while I was putting this together.  So many pins to hold everything in place.  And it's actually kind of heavy.  I was surprised at that.  I guess because it's kind of big.  I want to make more of these skirts and also try to quilt a little blanket.  Those are my next sewing goals.

By the way, I am going to have one last sale of some of my crafty stuff soon.  It's just a bunch of miscellaneous brands, SOG, Lawn Fawn, some dies, and some Pure Innocence stamps.  And some Stampin' Up too. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Cheryl said...

Pretty quilting!

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty, and something you can re-use year after year..... I once was an avid sewer and worked for Singer Co too. But it was a hobby that could become costly as well, LOL!

Denice said...

Yowza, what a wonderful tree skirt...lot's of blood and sweat went into it, you'll treasure it every year you put it under the tree.

Leanne said...

Hey Eva!! Beautiful tree skirt! You've certainly been a busy crafty bee! Loving all the different projects you've been sharing, your talent knows no bounds.