Sunday, October 3, 2010

Getting started on a holiday tree skirt

I've been trying to figure out what to make for the house at the holidays that can be festooned with cute little Santa Donkeys and Holiday Boots. And then I remembered that I don't have a tree skirt. Every year I end up taking a bed sheet and 'draping' it around the base of the tree. Which pretty much always looks like I have a wadded up sheet under my tree. So this year, I think a tree skirt is in order!

I'm just getting started on the skirt and frankly not really clear (yet) on where I'm headed but I know I want to do some squares with Santa Donkeys in the center and some other squares with some Holiday Boot hexies. This Chartreuse Kona Cotton is a perfect match and it happens to be one of my all time favorite colors.

I'll post pics as my tree skirt progresses. And the Santa Donkey and Holiday Boots fabric is posted for sale in the store. And if you've started any projects with the Santa Donkeys, I'd love to see pictures so make sure you post them in my Flickr group.


{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

I'm loving this green with your boots and donkey fabric! Looking forward to see your tree skirt.

Vickie said...

How fun!! Your fabric design is so clever!

momto2wasd said...

I do the same thing with the sheet. But last year, I decided to make a tree skirt. Got fabric...and ended up wadding the fabric around the tree instead of the sheet because I never got around to making the tree skirt. What a great tree skirt those donkeys will make!

Sheila said...

The xmas-ified (word?!) donkeys look great! I was actually thinking of making a skirt this year as well, but I have so many other WIPs lying around (not the least of which is my Masters thesis...eesh) that I think it'll have to wait. I can't wait to see how yours turns out. :)

Becky said...

Looks like you wadded up a sheet under your tree! Too funny. Been there too.

Can't wait to see your new and improved tree skirt!