Friday, 11 December 2009

Tree-mendous!

The tree is up and decorated! It was actually a really good thin having two poorly children helping me- no angst over the perfect balance and spread just a mad scramble to grab some decs for the upper half of the tree! I was really pleased to see lots of other trees with hand made decorations, and indeed some handmade trees! I almost didn't vote for my tree the others are so good! I will be visiting again at the weekend with Simon and will try again to get some pics- the light was just too bad at 3pm- meanwhile here are some more examples of what has gone on;



The yo-yo trees are super quick and very effective, there is also a bell at the base so they would be cute hung on a door etc.
The felt triangle trees are another very simple design and would be perfect for a children's craft activity.
Mum knitted the mice, which I think are probably from a Jean Greenhowe booklet, she has styled them as sugar mice with string tales and very cute star shaped eye and heart shaped noses.
But look at what Dad has been up to! When we were chatting at half term he got a sudden sparkle in his eye and flew off to the workshop to play on the lathe- watching inspiration strike is really magical isn't it? He came back a short time later with these sweet little bird houses all different shapes and sizes, and different woods. They are possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen- (except my own children obviously!!) I am very proud of my creative family, is it wrong to say that? I do hope I manage to pass the spark along., or at least the confidence to do what makes you happy whether it earns you money or not.

I am off now to have a look at Kitschy Coo's blog for a dress for Anna for Christmas day, and maybe a super cool T-shirt for the Will-ster. There is a sale going on the fabrics she uses are ace- Consider yourselves tipped off!!

7 comments:

Wanda said...

Jenny..I love all the ornaments you and your family made for the tree....don't forget to take a picture of the tree, please. :) Have a a wonderful holiday!

Gina said...

What a very clever mum and dad you have... it's apparent now where all your creativity comes from!

wonderwoman said...

i agree with Gina, a very talented family!! I just love those little bird houses!

xxx

Kitschy Coo said...

Those are really sweet! I don't do enough crafting for the home...

PS Thanks for the shout out!

Jackie said...

Your Dad should have his own etsy shop. I love the sound of his sudden inspiration..thats how it gets you soemtime.

Pomona said...

Your parents are amazing! I can see where you get your talents from - lovely decorations! The Princess is in charge of ours - I have a feeling a good proportion will end up in her bedroom.

Pomona x

Swirlyarts said...

Oh my! I love those little bird houses. Please tell me your dad sells them somewhere?????