So, does anyone remember the tree skirt that wasn't from last year? Did you think I forgot about it? I did not! I've been working on it throughout the year and finally finished it.
I can't say I would recommend this project to anyone - it took a looooong time and I'm not sure I'm thrilled with the results. All in all, I will not be making one of these again!
Also, I greatly dislike taking photos with a flash - so forgive the flash - without it, you could hardly see the skirt and it never gets any direct light. Sigh.
The way I finally made this tree skirt work was to braid lengths and lengths of the fabric together and then stitch together the rows of fabric. Then, I made one or two big gathers here and there on the back and stitched on the sewing machine to form more of the shape I was looking for. I stitched ties on to the back edges so it can be tied shut holding it in place.
The next thing that happened was that I have TONS of this fabric left already cut into strips. So, I thought I'd make some garland for our tree! One of you spotted this the other day when I showed a picture of our tree. It is simply braided fabric strung around the tree.
Now for the fun part - I have so much of this fabric left STILL that I made a 20 foot garland to give away here!!! All you need to do is leave a comment - please, please, please do not leave anonymous comments without your name or e-mail address! If you don't want to post your e-mail address, please e-mail me at thehomespunheart (at) hotmail (dot) com. Entries will be taken until Saturday night and I will announce the winner next Monday!