Wednesday, 27 November 2013


Hello to all.  Firstly let me tell you that I'm feeling sick here not poorly sick but nervous/excited sort of sick.....We have accepted and offer on our house and all being well will be moving to the bungalow we really want to move's been waiting for us so lets hope it all goes through as we plan.

Now I know you have all come to see what I've been making so here is the first pic...

A little Christmas tree with bells on that the twins like making jingle  :-)

The other thing I've been making is another idea for my Christmas cards.

 I had seen this idea made in paper and decided I could make it in fabric...but of course there was no instructions as to how to make it at all so I sat with a piece of paper and played til I worked it out.  :-)

For those that fancied having a go here are a few pics with simple instructions...

A simple pattern in paper.  Pin it onto two pieces of different fabrics and cut them out.

Sew together with right sides together remembering to leave a gap in the straight edge for turning.
Trim off corners and snip into the curves

Turn right sides out and press and mark with pins at the middle then at a quarter way down as in pic.

Fold top corner so it reaches the middle pin.

Using the pin that was a quarter the way down as the centre then fold as in the drawing making creases as folded.

Unfold and refold using the creases as guide lines so it concertinas on itself as in the pic and hold in place with a pin until pressed with the iron.

Ta da...and as you can see making it in different fabrics gets lovely effects.

I hope you like my little trees.  If you fancy having a go and are struggling please just shout and I will explain further.

I have used lots of little snippets of fabrics to make these so will link them up over at Di's Playground.

Thanks for popping by today....I will be popping by to say hello to all my visitors as soon as I'm able.  
Annie x


Helen said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, hope you get the move you deserve... the tree looks amazing, it doesn't surprise me at all that you were able to work it out. Have a good week! Helen 34

Twiglet said...

Oh you are a clever thing!! Fingers and toes crossed - makes sewing a bit tricky but hope it works!! x Jo

Scrappekatten said...

because of the colors, the first tree has to be Norwegian.

JoZart Designs said...

Everything crossed for you....positive thoughts so don't stress ...que sera and all that!
Love your Christmas tree but it's too good to be a card... make it into a tree decoration. Perfick!
I really appreciated that call BTW.
love Jo x

tilly said...

good luck with the house..... two super types of trees, little bells look great

Jackie said...

The tree is just fab!
Fingers crossed for you to move to your bungalow... I so want to do the same!
Jackie 38

Julie Lee said...

Ooh, I so understand how you're feeling, having just come through this with my mum. Fingers, toes, eyes, everything crossed for you! Love those little trees and the instructions look nice and clear. I wonder if I have time to have a go! Have a great WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #55

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love both your tree designs! Thanks for the tutorial, I may well have a go :-)
Good luck with the house - everything is crossed for you!
Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

ike said...

Superb little trees and such lovely fabrics :-)
I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for your house sale :-) Good luck and best wishes.

Happy WOYWW #234

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jill said...

A lovely tutorial on the Christmas tree Annie, I've seen this made out of paper as well. Happy woyww Jill #45

Laura said...

Ooh, fancy trees! Like a lot.
I have things crossed for you - this time it's right.
So good to be back desking this week,

Nan G said...

Darling little fabric trees! Best wishes all goes well with the selling and buying of houses. It can be a nerve wracking time especially with the holidays looming. Appreciative hugs! Nan G #21

Di said...

Ooooh, how clever Annie! I've seen the trees made with double sided paper/card but never sewn before! Beautiful!

Fingers crossed all goes well with house progress :))

Hugs, Di xx

BumbleVee said...

Oh, good for working it out Annie.... it's a great little idea for Christmas crafting...

Neet said...

Love those trees and the jingly one too.
Having problems typing as I have everything crossed for you.
Whoopee! Great news!!
Hugs, Neet xx 23

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love both your trees, especially the second one, because I can make it out of paper. Thank you very much for the detailed tutorial. Happy WOYWW and Blessings! #33

mamapez5 said...

I love the little trees. Thanks for the instructions. If I get around to trying them, mine will be made from paper!
I would cross my fingers and toes for you for the house sale, but they are already crossed for my son whose sale has fallen through twice, but hopefully it will be third time lucky for him, and for you too. Kate x #64

scrappymo! said...

This is so cute!!!

Hope everything goes through!

Caro said...

Gorgeous trees! Fingers crossed for you. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#60)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! Hip! Hip! and a Hooray! Good Luck with everything house and bungalow wise! Just love your folded trees! Chrisx 72

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Annie
Oh moving is a tricky business I hope it all works out for you, time will
Janet @15

Ginny Maxam said...

Thank you for such a nice tutorial! I also read your post today about the twins, Oh Boy, little monkeys is right!Have a great week! Ginny #19

Andrea said...

hope all goes well with the sale as for the trees super cute and great tutorial too. have good weekend hopeful will visit sooner next week !although did get to see our other post glad to hear no ill effects after the vicks it must have been horrendous at the time !pleased all ended well hope th weekend has went smoothly hugs andrea #29

Lisa-Jane said...

These are so cute! Must try this with paper. Sorry about the late visit this week! #53

famfa said...

i am very very late this week, sorry. very lovely trees and a great tutorial. i might have a go. thanks for your comments. i used the big bell as you requested. wish i could be there christmas day to hear her jingling all the way. good news on your house. fingers crossed xx
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