So I have been spending my time completing a couple of little projects. The first was a new tree skirt.
This is made out of burlap with a lovely gold glitter in it. My original I idea was to put a ruffle around it in the traditional way, gathering the edge of the fabric. But by the time I had folded the fabric, it was just too stiff to be able to gather it. OK, on to plan B. I pinned little gathers all the way around. A bit tedious, but can you really tell the difference?
The tree all lit up. And by chance a pic of little Lucy. :) Too bad she didn't pose better!
Here a few shots of some of my favorite ornaments.
And the outside of my house where you can see a sled, which actually belonged to me and my brother when we were growing up. I painted "JOY" on it in red.
And finally, the pillow that I painted. It is made from Osnaburg leftover from the curtains that I made. I made the case with button closure so that I can remove it after Christmas and put something different on it. And yes, I already have ideas on what I want to do!
Maybe this weekend I can get my lovely future DIL to get some good pics of some other decorations around the house!