Monday, November 15, 2010

Santa Donkey - Tree Skirt finished!

First, thanks to everyone for making me giggle at myself and my previous tutorial for charred croutons. :)

Over the weekend I finished off my tree skirt! Am really happy with the way it turned out and its going to be so much better than the usual wadded up sheet that usually doubles as a skirt each year.

The only challenge is that every time I put it down on the ground to photograph it, the cats come over to 'help'. So just pretend there aren't kitties lying on it/under it and you'll get the idea. I'm beginning to wonder how these curious little creatures are going to do when the tree actually arrives. I'm beginning to fear for the safety of my ornaments...

In other holiday crafting news, I'm working on some fun holiday garland from Tufted Tweets and I'll post pics of that as soon as I get them done. Hoping to possibly get them finished this week. Maybe I'll even make 2 and do a giveaway!!

What fun holiday sewing projects are you working on?





20 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

hmmm... not sure what's cuter...the tree skirt of the kitties!

AllieKatMom said...

OMG, Those kitties are adorable!!!

Sara said...

I like the one with the little kitty poking his head a little out #2nd pic that is! Maybe next year I will get around to making one! Yours sure came out lovely!

Angie said...

That tree skirt (and the kitty) is adorable!!

Leila said...

cutenes!! I'm affraid it's going to be the old sheet again this year. Maybe next year I'll go all posh and make my tree a skirt too :-)

KarrieLyne said...

Tree skirt? Where? My eyes keep landing on those adorable kittens! ;)

Isn't it funny how they take over our projects?

Adorable! Tree skirt and the kittens. :D

Sewing Geek said...

Oh man, now I want a CAT. Love the tree skirt!

madhatcher said...

What is it with cats and Christmas tree skirts? My cats are always ecstatic when I pull out the tree skirt! Maybe I should make them their own little quilts this year for Christmas!

Lee said...

Thanks for the smiles - cute pictures - lovely kitties

Sarah Craig said...

Your tree skirt is adorable, as are the kitties. Hang bells in the bottom branches of your tree, and then you'll know when the cats are attacking!

Leslie said...

your tree skirt looks amazing...i wish i had seen this before i began the one i am working on for a friend...it would have been so much simpler.

Regan said...

ooooh come on now...its adorable and the kitty--so funny...

I actually made something with my santa donkey fabric too!!

PoetWhale said...

Quick glimpse at top photo as I began reading...my eye made the cat part of the tree skirt. I began wondering how you sewed it in to make the cat so real...before I read it is a real cat! Beautiful tree skirt. Thank you for lovely blog

diana said...

No no no no! You just can't put two increddibly cute things in one picture :)). It's like one of those optical illusions that makes you dizzy. I am looking at the cute kitty, then the lovely quilt, then the kitty again, then the quilt..I'm getting really dizzy in here and I just can't stop looking at so much cuteness :))) And I'm not even sure this is a word :))) Ah, and then look at the cutest sofas ever on the side bar! So not fair :D

Becky said...

Laurie, the tree skirt is amazing and adorable. The Kittehs are precious!

peaknits said...

I love the skirt and the kitty peeking out! Every year at Christmas, as soon as my quilted skirt comes out, my cat parks himself for 3 weeks under the tree.

Sally said...

Your tree skirt turned out great! I'll have to put something like this on my agenda for next year since I have too many other things to get done prior to Christmas this year. The kitties make the photos more sweet. My cats are always trying to horn in on my photo shoots :-)

katielea said...

I love your tree skirt! I just finished mine recently & my cats do the same thing!

Lisa said...

I'm working on a large scale advent calendar for my niece. It will hang on the back of a door and feature some of your great christmas fabrics.

amandajean said...

those are darn cute photos! i love the tree skirt.