New Species Christmas Tree Fabric Foliage

fabric-foliage-no-1I tried to work out how much fabric was used for the tree made in 2002 and decorated with sewing collectables , decided it was all too hard, so made another tree with fabric foliage.

The trunk of this one is the curtain rod which was in the passage way at Kadina.

The beads came from an old car seat cover which I pulled to pieces many years ago because the beads might come in handy one day.

The books came with us from Kadina, but had to buy the wire from Bunnings.

The fabric includes three lengths of print from Bridge Agencies, two plains out of the stash, and part of a doona cover found at the Op Shop in Millicent.

I thought I may need about 15 metres for this tree, but used less than 7 metres.

fabric-foliage-closeupThe tree is 6 ft tall

But only 16 inches wide.

April 2008

Christmas Tree Makeover


Refurbished one of the original 2002 trees which had white fluffy foliage and a tendency to fall over. It is now more stable and has green fabric foliage.

Scrap Timber T Tree

timber-t-treeDuring a creative moment in January 2008 I went looking for a block of wood in the shed for another project.

Instead of the block I found a piece of a timber on the woodheap which had been used for transporting pipes.

Brian cut it in halves vertically for me, and I drilled holes, added oddments of dowel cut to length, and found just enough beads in the macramé jar to go on the ends.

Purchased 3 shelf brackets, and hey presto, a tree to go in a narrow space.

Plan to decorate the finished tree with trims which used to be on the Shed trees which were dumped when we left Kadina, but the branches are too close together, so will have to make another set of decorations.

New Species Christmas Tree No 2


Feathers yarn Faux Feather tree

One ball of Patons Feathers yarn, a stick, some wire, beads, a piece of fabric, glue and an old book.

This was simply an experiment to find out how far a ball of yarn would go.

Started in January 2008 and finished a couple of weeks later.

20 inches, 55 cm tall