There are so many things that I've made and never blogged, including my Thanksgiving skirt and a skirt from before Thanksgiving. Here are two things I made before Christmas. I guess I'll worry about Thanksgiving some other time.
The day that I was nearly attacked by a deer in front of my house is the day that I made these Christmas trees. I was going to do a patchwork/quilted Christmas tree and then decided to keep it simple instead. So glad that I did because the other one probably would not have been finished. Even a month later.
I spray-painted this thrifted frame black (and in the process, broke the glass trying to put it back in). The trees are just appliqued on with a straight stitch along the edges. The trees and trunks came from my scraps. I found a bunch more that would have been cute (like some felted wool scraps for trunks, which would have been too thick if I had used the frame), but the frame was smaller than I had trees for. So a compromise was in order.
I like how the trees look "snow-covered" with the white in the fabric. The one on the far right is a vintage sheet.
And then I remembered that Spenser would need a new Christmas skirt or dress. I had a few ideas in mind, but ultimately settled on a ruffle skirt.
I sewed ruffled red and white tulle in lines across a piece of white fabric. And then I sewed the skirt up the side (matching up the ruffles) and gave it a quick hem and elastic casing.