Sunday, November 30, 2008

The making of Happy Trees

Step One :: Spend every free minute cutting out polka dot felt and sewing cute little faces. Curse your day job getting in the way of smiley face making (except the week which contains a pay day like this week!) At the end of the week you will have something like this ::
Step Two :: Dust down your sewing machine, haul it from it's stored-away place onto the temporary table and sew your happy trees up, remember to give your trusty sewing machine a pat for not chewing up the bobbin, even though he's been neglected for a while ::
Step Three :: Turn your Happy Trees round the right way, using a high-tech poking tool (pencil) and pile them all up because they look cute like that ::
Step Four :: Add another photo because it's accidentally got the sewing machine in the background and it looks quite good, almost like I meant to do it!
Step five :: Remember to take pictures of finished trees before the sun goes in, other wise you'll have to do it in the morning before work!


Kitty said...

Wonderful happy trees. Is the turquoise spotty felt from Hobbycraft? Only they didn't have that colour when I went recently! x

Bagladee said...

I;m reading your blog from Geordie do make me smile :D Love the happy trees and yey for your old faithful sewing machine staying faithful!! ;)back to Notts tonight. So not looking forward to the drive back....very icy conditions. Bonus: I have a new Christmas CD to sing a long to in the car!! xx

Daisie said...

I just love the little trees, they are so smiley!!

Nia said...

Your happy trees are sooooo cute! I love them xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love your fantastical magical piles of happy little trees! They are just so cute!

I often curse my day job too! ;)

Woo Gilchrist said...

Love the trees, so cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

How are things, you look really busy. Hope you don't mind me asking, but do you know any decent craft fairs or markets down your way? I'm looking into it as my working hours have been slashed (credit crunch and all that) so I need some money!!! Maybe it will be a blessing in disguise? If you could drop me an email I'd be really grateful woo(at)wgdesigns(dot)co(dot)uk.

I'll be needing some more felt soon so will be in touch in the new year.


manda said...

I love your little trees! I took some inspiration from them and created a few of my own (blogged about) for a xmas swap! Thankyou for taking the time to write about your creations!