Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas time

I can't believe it has taken five years for us to get our first family Christmas tree, but it did. We're usually away from home so much during the holiday season (or in the middle of moving) that it has never seemed worth it to get one. But that all changed this year! Hooray! Here it is, our first little tree.

The little man and I will be decorating tonight, probably while drinking hot cocoa and watching Rudolph.

In honor of the occasion of the First Tree, I've been working on some things to go with it. I made a tree skirt a couple of weeks ago now, which was really different for me to sew. So flat! Weird. Anywho, here are a couple shots of that.

My pattern pieces. I went for a nonagon. (spell check doesn't like that word, but it's a real thing, promise!)

Here I was laying out the pieces deciding which order I wanted them in.

All coming together! Except those corners. Yeesh.

Turned out pretty cute!

Close up. ish.

You'll see this again when I post pictures of the decorated tree. In the meantime, here is a teaser for my next project to finish before Christmas.

Any guesses?

Bye for now.


  1. I have exactly that same fabric! I love the design, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it. I love how it turned out in your tree skirt. Nicely done!