Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tree skirt and a bit of fun

Hooray Corinne's tree skirt is finished and she is very pleased with it.......
 
 
The pattern is from  "The Birdhouse" called "Very Merry Treeskirt".
 
 
 
 
I quilted in the ditch for the seams also around all applique shapes and did stars on the plain fabrics.
 
 
                                          Naturally a label was added.

 
 Here is Corinne's tree looking complete with its skirt on..... one can't have a naked tree at this time of year.

 
I do feel the skirt could have been larger but it will do for this year.
 
We were having a bit of fun the other day..... Corinne, June and I...... making gingerbread men and other shapes. We used a recipe from a Woolies catalogue and we were not impressed at all, not sure if is was us or the recipe so they all went in the bin..... tasted lousy......  the decorating kit we bought from Woolies with icing in tubes was like plastic and also tasted lousy but we did have fun.
 
 
 
We will try another day with a different recipe and make our own icing hopefully before Christmas.
 

10 comments:

Marilyn said...

The gingerbread shapes look impressive even if they didnt taste it. Lovely tree skirt.

shez said...

what a shame after all the work you put in,hate it when recipes dont work out or taste horrible.Love Corriene's xmas tree skirt,well done Helen.xx

Nicola said...

Your gingerbread is so beautifully decorated. Another gorgeous tree skirt.

FleurBleue said...

Very glamorous gingerbread women...good job!

Smashing tree skirt too.

Fiona x

Noela said...

Lovely tree skirt. What a shame to go to all that trouble and you had to throw them out. Oh well ,you'll have more fun making the next lot. Have a Merry Christmas Helen. Hugs.....

Susan said...

the ginger bread people do look cute though!!

Cheryll said...

Love the tree skirt... and such a shame about the taste... 'cause they look great! Merry Christmas :)

Jeni said...

What a beautiful tree skirt
I am thinking of making one next year
hugs

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely tree skirt Helen. It looks great...gorgeous tree and cute gingies. Yum!

Roseanne said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.