Is Christmas really over?

** POOF!!**

Just like that … all the months of preparation, shopping, planning, baking, dinner engagements, present wrapping, decorating …

It’s all over so quick. So to keep the spirit alive a little longer (after all we still have three trees up at our house … don’t judge … all Christmas decorations have been put away for almost a week. The trees … eh, they are such a pain ;D) I’m sharing another one of my handmade holiday gifts.

Except this was for my niece-in-law’s birthday, which was right after Thanksgiving.

Hmmmm.

Yep, my handmade gifts come with a ‘3 month’ birthday extension ;). I was only about 6 weeks late on this one.

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I followed the basic tutorial by Randi (of the wonderful Fresh Squeezed Fabrics) on her blog, ‘i have to say.’

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It was really hard for me to use that much of my Lotus Moon Dots (I am SO stingy with this fabric) … so I ‘stretched’ it a bit by cutting (6) 15×15 squares of the full moon dot in lime and then piecing 2 remaining scraps with 2 scraps of full moon dot in cherry to make an additional (2) 15×15 squares. So that is (8) squares of full moon dot and then (8) squares of a fuzzy white diamond embossed fabric from JoAnns (in their minky/so soft area) also 15×15. I sewed them ‘checkerboard’ style (I just made that style up … whoo-hoo look at me. Now someone please tell me the correct term) until I had one large piece 4 squares  x 4 squares.

 

I made my outer circle 29″ and my inner circle 3″ (which really meant 6″).

I finished the back with a drop cloth from Lowe’s (hurray for $5 canvas!!) and bound it with a super fun tiny red/white stripe from American Jane (I think). In lieu of ties I sewed hair bands and covered 3 large buttons in a red/white polka dot.

Waaahhhh-lllllaaaa … the cutest tree skirt evah. Seriously, so hard to part with this one.

Happy Creating!

Comments

  1. POOF! is right. ;o)

  2. beautiful!

  3. yes, so sad. it did go by way too fast!

  4. It is adorable! And I’m proud of you for using some of your ‘best stuff’ for her. :)

    See you SOON! :)

  5. That is so gorgeous! Great job… I’d keep my Christmas stuff up longer just to see that masterpiece!

  6. This post made me laugh about 4 times out loud! I do the handmade birthday extensions, too. Those little buttons are awesome! Sweet touch, and such a great idea!

  7. Jessica T. says:

    I LOVE it!! It matches perfect with my Christmas “theme”…TOTALLY worth the wait! Love ya!

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