December 10, 2012

Christmas Tree Skirt

I love Christmas crafts! Each year my list of holiday projects to complete grows and grows. And of course, I never have time to get them all finished. But I certainly try my best. This year I was determined to complete some bigger projects. My husband Tony and I bought our first full-size Christmas tree this year, so of course we needed a tree skirt to go under it!

I searched Pinterest for inspiration, and came across this tutorial. (GREAT tutorial that was super easy to follow.) It was perfect! Tony and I both had patchwork tree skirts growing up, so we loved how it reminded us of Christmas memories growing up.

I just LOVE the assortment of fabrics I chose! Let me tell you, it was really hard to narrow it down to just 8 or so fabrics from the large selection at the fabric store. My favorite one is the deep red with gold holly leaves.

I added a bit of fun flair with the pom-pom fringe. The tree skirt wasn't too hard to put together, but it just took a lot of time pinning and sewing carefully around those pom-poms.

Hand-tying all the squares took a whole evening itself! I used red sparkly embroidery floss, and cut the strands to about an inch long after I was done tying.

I absolutely love the finished product! Can't wait to use it for the next several years and have it pictured in our own Christmas memories in the future.

July 27, 2012

Win Yourself an iPad!

Smart Apps for Kids is giving away another iPad! I just know one of these times I am going to be the lucky winner. I hope this is it!