I have been busy with a lot of paperwork lately, but while working on the computer I did have a look at Pintrest and found this lovely drawing of a tree. The moment I saw it I had green fabric in front of my eyes and gold thread in the machine!! The trouble was, that I couldn’t find who made the drawing to ask a permission to use it in textile piece. So I apologize to the person who made this for copying his/hers design. But I fell in love with it!!!
First intention was just to make one for a friend who just had a birthday and who I’m always bombarding with question about knitting, so it was kind of Birthday/thank you/ I’d like to cheer you up present and I think it did the magic 🙂 And I wanted to make one for myself as well. But as I was quilting the little pearls I knew I will make more of them!!
I went through our fabrics in the shop and prepared several strips for skinny borders and borders and dark green binding.
First one I have made was with lovely light fabric with scattered trees. Decided on contrasting red skinny border and here we are!!!
But something was missing …. couple of days ago Oli came home with some finger paints fr Jasmine and glitter glues, so that I can as usually make a hand made Christmas cards. Well I took the glitter glue and returned to my nursery days as described by my friend! But look at he result and the change in the whole look of the piece!!
Isn’t it lovely?!?!?! And because I’d like to share with all my readers my excitement about this little Wall hanging, I’m going to make one specially for one of you. And I have a question for you! I’d like to know what was your most favourite hand made present you have ever got from somebody?? Christmas are coming and I’m sure we all would like some inspiration on the present theme. So leave me a comment, answering the question and don’t forget to tell me which coloured combination you like the most and I’ll randomly choose one of you and post you this lovely wall hanging. Closing date is Sunday 27th October!!
I’m looking forward your answers.
Thanks for reading
That is so pretty. I really like the sparkly swirly stitched tree and the fabric with little fir trees on it. My favourite handmade gift that whizzed first into my mind was a felt needle case make for me by one of my daughters at school when she was six. The front is a little cottage with felt pieces for roof, windows, door and some flowers stitched on. I still use it 32 years on!
I love the Christmas trees, my favourite is the lighter one with the trees around the outside.
My best gift was a gold tutu my mother made me for Christmas when I was ten. I was not built to ever be a ballerina but like all little girls I liked to dance and my mother wanted to make me happy!
Keep the messages coming I enjoy seeing what you have been up to.
It is just a lovely design isn’t it? You can’t go wrong.
My youngest daughter has made me many gorgeous original pieces over the years. It is very hard to choose but I think the tiny teddy bear wearing a lovely pearl necklace and the bizarre needlefelt creature she called picatache are joint first. I shall treasure them always.