Lots of crafty things came up that distracted me from my list that I did accomplish. I'm so happy to have finished all I did in 2010 even if it wasn't on my list so I can't be too disappointed.
This whirlygig quilt is one that was on the list and I have the top done. It is ready to quilt as it is now sandwiched together.
Now on to taking down and moving on. Those Christmas decorations are ready to come down. School starts back up next week and I've got some fun plans coming this weekend so I need to be cleaned up before then.
I did make these Christmas trees also. I'm happy to have crossed them off the list. I thought I would post about them before they go into storage.
They really were quick to make and fit nicely on top of my TV armoire. I did a few things different than the girl I got the original idea from. Instead of using styrofoam cones as the shape, I used poster board so I could make the shapes wider and larger than the styrofoam came in at the store. I rolled it up and taped it in the size I wanted. I then covered it with parchment paper just like she did so the stiffy twine when dried would come loose easily.
As I'm putting the trees away, I stuck them right back on the poster board shapes I saved. This will help support them so they won't break and I can use them again next year.
To decorate the trees I used red and green raffia, red berries, bells and metal star and snowflake toppers. They all went on with hot glue. The smallest tree's decorations are my favorite with red berries and small twigs of evergreen.
The smallest tree measures about 12" tall to give you an idea of how large they are.