Sunday, December 20, 2009

{ Christmas Tree and Knitting Updates }

I was surfing around different craft blogs this morning and I caught the crafting bug. I know I saw something like this on one of them, but I couldn't find it again! Please, if anyone knows what crafting blog I bumped in to and saw this, please let me know because I feel bad I didn't bookmark it or something!

So here's the materials I used. All stuff that was laying around the house. The frame came free along with a bigger one I bought, burlap is left over wedding decorations, the lace is from a garage sale and I was using it to wrap gifts last year, and the buttons came with a shirt I bought.

Then, on to starting:

1) Cut burlap using the glass as a template.

2) Cut 3 progressively smaller pieces of lace and tack them
to the burlap with a needle and thread.

3) Iron down some unruly Lace
(hopefully without melting it a little. oops!)

4) TA DA! Put it in the frame!

I don't know where I'm going to put it or anything, but I'll find a spot. I'm think I'm pretty fond of it, considering it took me all of 15 minutes. hehe I'm headed to the hardware store here in a few minutes to pick up a glue gun for another project I have in mind! That coming soon!

I wanted to update you on how my knitting projects are coming too. Yesterday I cast on a slip-stitch scarf that uses scrap yarn and so far I have bout an inch and a bit of scarf:

And I'm one done with one whole repeat of the first chart in the Traveling Woman shawl. It's getting to be pretty tedious work because each row is so so so long now! I guess that makes sense though considering it's final dimensions. hehe I'm happy with how the repeats are going and they're all lined up and stuff. The edges though... lol I think I started with too many stitches and consequently the edge doesn't line up. I'm certainly not taking it all out now. It is my first shawl after all. :)


  1. I LOVE gorgeous and simple! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hey, it was realizing how much I missed reading your blog that made me remember to post again. I love how creative you are! I'm glad that I can always pop over here to be inspired.

  3. Aww! Thank you guys! *blush*

    wait until tomorrow when I show you my next little project! hehe :)

  4. Your lacy Xmas tree is very sweet and I love how you framed it. And your first shawl is looking beautiful, I like this soft blue color.

  5. Aw, what a lovely little tree! So sweet!