Wednesday, December 13, 2006

some christmas projects

Once I got going on these soft trees, they were finished quite quickly. I used up stuff I had on hand ~ the wool blend felt was left over from a tree skirt I made, and the buttons and trim were from my stash. The little green and cream strings were salvaged from clothing tags ~ I knew they would come in handy for something.
I decided to use a blanket stitch to close mine up. The buttons on the large tree are sewn on, but the buttons on the smaller tree had their old thread left in them, so I just glued them on ~ this great idea is thanks to Vicki at Turkey Feathers!

Remember the yo yo's I was making on vacation this summer, well I found a use for them. I'm making some yo yo ornament Christmas cards ~ a card and a tiny gift all in one....

I just sewed a button to the center and stitched the yo yo to a hook, which is tied with ribbon to the cardstock. Inside I used some stamps to write a short Christmas greeting. Speaking of yo yo's, Inspireco has a picture of a cute tree made with them, and Heather created a beautiful garland, the making of which I have made my goal for next Christmas!

I'll leave you with a picture of my favorite Christmas candles which are perched on top of a tin on the Hoosier...


  1. I love those soft trees. They are beautiful.

  2. Hulda6:24 PM

    Lovely little trees, and I love your Christmas decorations very much. The little stable in plastic looks like one my mother have. We have decorated with it since I was a little girl. Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Your soft trees are lovely, I really like how you stitched the bottoms. The cards are so cute and what a wonderful gift too! Thank you for sharing your Christmas decorations with us!

  4. Oh goodness...we had those very little choir boy/girl candles when I was growing mother still has them as she has never lit them! Thanks for bringing me this wonderful Christmas memory! Blessings to you and yours..

    The soft rees are adorable!!

  5. The soft trees are gorgeous!! I love the mostly white on white look of these. Love your yo yo Christmas cards, too!

  6. Trees are simple and sweet. The yo-yo cards are such a great idea! I must try to remember that for next year!

  7. Anonymous7:06 PM

    I love your trees in that color. They are just perfect. Perfect use for the string as well. :) I save my tag strings too.

    The yo-yo cards are so lovely! What a wonderful idea.

  8. Anonymous7:08 PM

    anonymous was lisa @ groggyfroggy.

  9. You have such pretty decorations throughout your home. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Anonymous11:02 PM

    Blogger is having trouble with my password today...

    Your trees are just gorgeous! I was wondering just the other day how yo-yos would look as tree ornaments. I love the ones you made. Thanks for sharing pictures.

    Amy from Contemplations Amid Chaos

  11. Your trees are beautiful Deb. Very calming. The yoyos are a great idea.

  12. Those are soooo cute! I love the ric-rac, what a great idea.

  13. Anonymous4:31 PM

    Love the soft trees with the buttons and ric rac - what a great idea!
    *haven't been able to leave a comment all week unless I sign in as anonymous*
    Deb -( posted-from-home)

  14. Oh, I love all these things! The yo yo's are so cute as ornaments! What a neat idea!

  15. Anonymous9:48 AM

    Just wanted to let you know that I am having a terrible time trying to comment on Blogger these days, GRR! I love the soft white trees you made and I love how you used the darling yoyo's in your Christmas cards. What a great idea:) I am sure the recipients will be most happy!
    Susan P. A Place Called Home

  16. They`re all very lovely!

    I`ve missed your corners of the home while being to busy to visit any blogs... And I`m enjoying reading your posts now! :-)

    Hope you`re having a nice December!


  17. I like your trees. It's been a lot of fun to see how differently everyone has been inspired to make them. Great idea for cards. Those trees that Amy's mom made from the yo yo's are one of my favorite uses of them too. Hope all is well Deb. Sounds like you are getting a lot done.


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