Monday, December 03, 2007

My little forest

As soon as I saw this tutorial I KNEW I had to make my own.



Due to technical difficulties, (the interfacing I used was too light), I had to improvise a little bit. Instead of sewing the zig zag seam along the bottom edges of the cones, I sewed a band of rick rack on. Instead of stitching the cones closed, I cheated in a big way and used fabric glue.

Mid-way through the first tree I was going to give up because they weren't turning out the way they looked in the tutorial, but I fought that urge and kept going. I'm glad I did.

They look less wonky in real life than they do in the photo (thank goodness!).

This was a great little project for a snowy winter day.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

OhMyGosh they do not look wonky at all...they are perfect little trees for the Christmas season (and in my personal fave colours too lol)

randi---i have to say said...

These are so cute! I love the ric-rac for the trim!

lera said...

They turned out cute! They are on my to-do list, too!!!

Felicia said...

Wonky Smonky...they're fab! You are the ric rack queen :)

Sequana said...

I had some trouble at first too. I wasn't making them into cone shapes; but I got out a piece of paper and made a cone from that, to see how to angle the fabric.

Yes, these are very fun to make.

Floss said...

So cute - I've been making them with my students and we love the way they look. The ric rac is a great idea.

Tracy said...

Those are terrific--the rickrack is the icing on those trees! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here--indoors & out. Amazingly enough, here in southern Norway we'v not had snow yet...it's coming soon thouhg. Happy Days ((HUGS))

Mary Sarah said...

They are so cute! I've never seen anything like them before!

Chara Michele said...

Okay, seriously what is up with blogger & clicking on photos for larger views? Grr...

Those trees look cute! I might have to try making some of these.

jessi said...

these are fabulous! It makes me want to make some - now to find the time...

Regina said...

They are great!! I love the addition of ric-rac!!

Mary~Rein said...

These are cute!