Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Full Advent Forest

We finally have a complete pine tree advent calendar forest.  I began this project last year as part of a project I put together for the Women's Day Christmas issue, but I only made half of the trees, mostly because I got lazy.  Of the 12 that got made, Socrates got hold of the number 4 tree and made off with it, never to be heard from again.  So, this year I set myself to finishing the whole set of 24 trees, including the long-lost tree #4.  And so this is it.  Done.  And actually, it wasn't that hard or even that time consuming--just a bunch of hand-sewing the trees into cones while I watched old episodes of Nurse Jackie. If you are up for the challenge--or maybe just want a few trees for decorative purposes, you can find the project links for it here.
(Side note:  I am so hating the yellow walls in my living room.  They came with the house when we bought it and honestly I am not sure how I have been living with them all these years.  They are so urine-yellow.  Barf.  First resolution for the new year is to paint them a lovely creamy white...)  

5 comments:

Susan said...

Congrats on finishing all these! They look wonderful all together!

✾ Laure J said...

So lovely little forest!

Kelley said...

Love it! It will have to be for next year, I am out of time for this one!

Christina said...

My four-year-old son is looking over my shoulder as I peruse your blog, and his comment about these trees is: "Those are really, REALLY cool!" : )

Holly said...

Christina--what a lovely compliment from your son. Thank you for sharing it.