this post by wonderful and oh-so-inspiring Christina, The Sometimes Crafter, caught my interest yesterday and right now i am craving for something christmassy so i sewed my own version of her really beautiful (and quilted) tree skirt.
here´s a detail shot. the diagonal white parts are supposed to be presents - that´s why i appliqued those red stripes on them :-)
i worked with some linen, too, and though i really like the look it is kind of annoying to work with don´t you think? it frays like hell, cuts badly and creates lots of bulky seam-junctions. but it DOES look pretty in a project..
here´s the little sketch i made to get started:
it took me quite some time to figure out all the measurements to make this fit for it´s purpose (the size of the stool), especially the diagonal parts were kind of hard to find out.
my version is a tablecloth and not a skirt because our tree usually is small and sits in a pot on a stool, so this cloth will hide the stool.
see it in action:
it is fully lined with an old white bedlinen i wanted to throw away for some weeks now - good thing i didn´t (some times it does pay off to procastinate! but not very often, i have to admit).
can´t wait to put this in use...