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Friday, 9 December 2016

Oh Christmas Tree

I'm starting to get a bit excited now, only one week left at school then the Christmas holidays will be upon us. All the decorations are up, the tree lights are twinkling, I've posted all my Christmas cards (I may sound a little smug here as I'm usually a bit of a last minute person) and wrapped quite a few presents. We've also started watching Christmas films, so far have watched Scrooge (the musical one with Albert Finney), The Grinch, Deck the Halls and The Santa Clause. I'm sure we'll watch another one over the weekend.

I took part in a Christmas card swap organised by Amy at Love Made my Home. I was paired with the lovely Jules from A Hidden Jem and she sent me this beautiful card




I love the holly and berries in the corner





With all this Christmas wonderfulness happening, I thought it only right that as I seem to be spending a lot of time felting, I should make something Christmassy. I had this wool roving in gorgeous shades of green.



I started with a polystyrene cone




and gave it a covering with the dark green.




Just with one of my coarser needles, I pricked and stabbed until the cone was covered.



Once covered, I started to build up with shades of green




When I was happy with the coverage and colour, I used thin strands of red and gold to make the tinsel and small baubles on the tree and a piece of gold to make a star for the top.




I hope you like it, I'm hoping to make some more with some different sized cones that I have so they can all sit together on the mantlepiece.

How are everyone else's preparations coming along?

Take care
xxx





25 comments:

  1. Your Christmas tree looks lovely. It will look great on your mantlepiece.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. I love a bit of needle felting might just pinch that idea of a tree hope you dont mind :-)

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    1. Not at all, there'll be Christmas trees everywhere xx

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  3. What a lovely card, and I love your tree, you are very talented.
    I am done apart from a few bakes xx

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  4. Hi Cheryl - well done on being so far ahead with Christmas - I haven't even written the cards yet!! I think your tree is lovely, and will look really good on your mantlepiece either as it is or part of a group if you make more. And that was a lovely card to receive!
    Have a happy weekend!
    Lynda xx

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    1. Thank you Lynda, I seem to have the felting bug xx

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  5. Oh, I do like your felted Christmas tree, I think a collection will look lovely all together on the mantel.

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    1. I have 3 now, I think I like them in a group together xx

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  6. Beautiful card and such a wonderful tree, what a feast for the eyes when you have a little cluster of them. You are very talented. I am done, I might have to do a bit more baking after the weekend.

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    1. Thank you, yes I think I'm done too, just some baking next week with my daughter xx

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  7. What a pretty little tree you have created. : )
    I finished writing my cards today!!

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    1. Thank you, all cards and present buying completed, phew xx

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  8. That's a lovely little tree. Do make some more and in different sizes - they'll look wonderful displayed together with some twinkly lights around them!
    Our preparations are going slowly. I still have cards to write and presents to buy. Hopefully we'll get our tree next week. We're very excited about that.
    Have a lovely weekend! x

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  9. What are preparations? I am approaching Christmas in the same way as David Cameron approached Brexit... it might happen, but don't ask what form it will take. It will just happen.
    Your box should be with you by Monday or Tuesday, I'll ask again next week. Your box to me was the one at the post office, so I'm pleased to say your presents are under my tree & waiting for me. Thank you very much for the brilliant labels; I think I've left yours as a sort of lucky dip. Squidge and see which you want to open first!

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  10. Your felted creations are so lovely.......I can imagine how magical they'll look when there's a little group of them on your mantle. I'm a little behind with my Christmas prep this year, my daughter-in-law is on a course of chemotherapy at the moment and with three little ones under six my son and his family need all the help I can give.

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  11. Your little tree is beautiful. I love it. The decorations will be going up in our house today. Cards hopefully to be written this evening. My shopping was all done by the end of November but it still needs wrapping. Please do post a photograph of your trees all together when they are done. 🎄 X

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  12. Thank you dearest Cheryl for the warm and cozy atmosphere you're sharing with these artworks of yours !

    Hope you're having the best of weekends,
    I'm sending blessings of joy to you

    Xx Dany

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  13. Hello Cheryl, your felted christmas tree is just beautiful & perfect. I love the slightly muted colours you have used. The card you received is rather beautiful too ... how lovely to take part in a card swap. Look forward to seeing more trees if you do get some made Cheryl - have a wonderful, creative week. x x

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  14. THe Christmas tree is brilliant, I am in love with it.

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  15. Yes, I certainly do like the tree you've made.
    This really is a good time of year isn't it ... with lovely cards being received. Mine are all written but I still need a few more stamps ... I also have some presents to wrap, but there is still time.

    Enjoy the Christmas season

    All the best Jan

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  16. What a lovely card! I'm done all my shopping and just finished mailing out my cards too!

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  17. Nice to find you so very organized :-) and I do like the polystyrene cone tree, very cheerful.
    Amalia
    xo

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  18. Wonderful embellishment on your beautiful card...sweet idea! I imagine that there will be an entire forest of Christmas trees by week's end...another sweet idea!

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