Friday, December 21, 2012

Take A Peek

Christmas Day is nearly upon us so just thought I'd share a few of my decorations with you.
First off, the tree. Most of the decorations have been made by me just a few are bought ones.

Christmas wouldn't be right without my robin on my tree. I've had him for about 20 years. The Angel I've had about the same amount of time, some years I'll have her on the top of the tree other years I'll have a big silver star. I made the wreath many years ago and the little presents on it are just match boxes.

About 10 years ago I went to classes to learn how to make flowers from dough, I made the snowman in the bottom left hand corner that dough. He's stood the test of time well.

This is a Santa pincushion I made a few years ago and the penguin belonged to one of the kids when they were small so he's about 20 years old. The wreath is just a wire coat hanger that I wrapped in tinsel and added a bow.

Two snowmen I made last year with fleece and the second one I used the cuff of an old sweater for the hat and scarf.

Lastly is this tree I made about 16 years ago. It's made from a wool coat that my mum made me when I was in my 20's and thought it would be perfect for this project. Back then I didn't have a clue how to quilt so it was trial and error. I don't know how I managed to put the binding on those corners, I'm sure I wouldn't be able to do it now. LOL

This has been quite a picture heavy post so thanks for bearing with me.

~ Maria ~


  1. Lovely Maria! Thanks for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. very lovely ornaments,
    thanks for sharing your Christmas decor, wishing you a happy Christmas

  3. Awwwwwwww your tree is lovely! The best decorations are handmade or have a story and history - hopefully you've told the kids the stories so they'll be able to pass them on too!

  4. Hi Maria, all the creations you've done for Christmas are worthy of being in that beautiful tree. I was admiring all the ornaments you did and all I can say is WOW! Thanks for sharing all your creations and for giving us inspiration to create. All your creations are amazing and I have enjoyed reading and admiring all your latest posts (I always enjoy your posts) Thank you for having shared throughout this year your friendship and expertise, I wish you a Happy New Year 2013 with your friends and family. Marisa-


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