Seahorse Tree Skirt

 Hi, how are doing so far this holiday season? Before I share my tree skirt, It's really raining here today, but I thought I would share some pictures of the beach from a few days ago.
Left side of the Huntington Beach pier.....
to the right of the pier
Pacific Coast Highway or "PCH".
Walking towards Main Street from the pier.
Walking towards the pier from Main Street.
PCH with the pier in the background.
And now, my beachy tree skirt!
I decided to use this very hi-tech method of making a circle :O)
Actually, I really liked the way that the plain burlap looked, very simple. But did that stop me? Nope.
I hand stitched down the center of a few strips of drop cloth material, and pulled the thread to form a ruffle.
Then I pinned it around the edge of the skirt and sewed it on with the machine. I also zig-zag stitched the raw edges of the burlap slit.
I cut out six seahorses out of felt, using a stencil and hot glued them on. I cut tiny pieces of silver pipe cleaner for the eyes.

This was free by using left over scraps of fabric I already had. :O)

Linked to:


Check Me Out Saturdays at A Vision To Remember
Saturday Spotlight at Craft Envy
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk's Interiors
Crafty Saturdays at Along For The Ride
Show and Tell Saturdays at Be Different Act Normal
http://alittlelovelyblog.blogspot.com/
Count Down To Christmas Party @ Domestically Speaking Blog
..: Seahorse Tree Skirt

Sunday, December 5

Seahorse Tree Skirt

 Hi, how are doing so far this holiday season? Before I share my tree skirt, It's really raining here today, but I thought I would share some pictures of the beach from a few days ago.
Left side of the Huntington Beach pier.....
to the right of the pier
Pacific Coast Highway or "PCH".
Walking towards Main Street from the pier.
Walking towards the pier from Main Street.
PCH with the pier in the background.
And now, my beachy tree skirt!
I decided to use this very hi-tech method of making a circle :O)
Actually, I really liked the way that the plain burlap looked, very simple. But did that stop me? Nope.
I hand stitched down the center of a few strips of drop cloth material, and pulled the thread to form a ruffle.
Then I pinned it around the edge of the skirt and sewed it on with the machine. I also zig-zag stitched the raw edges of the burlap slit.
I cut out six seahorses out of felt, using a stencil and hot glued them on. I cut tiny pieces of silver pipe cleaner for the eyes.

This was free by using left over scraps of fabric I already had. :O)

Linked to:


Check Me Out Saturdays at A Vision To Remember
Saturday Spotlight at Craft Envy
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk's Interiors
Crafty Saturdays at Along For The Ride
Show and Tell Saturdays at Be Different Act Normal
http://alittlelovelyblog.blogspot.com/
Count Down To Christmas Party @ Domestically Speaking Blog

19 Comments:

At December 5, 2010 at 10:29 PM , Blogger DanielleisNesting said...

This is so cute. I love the ruffles!

 
At December 6, 2010 at 2:04 AM , Blogger Patti's Artful Design said...

Well...that is just so-o cute! I love the rhinestone bling for the eyes....I love everything about that tree skirt, actually! Happy holidays!

 
At December 6, 2010 at 5:48 AM , Blogger Sherry said...

You are so creative! That is very cute and festive.
Sherry

 
At December 6, 2010 at 6:24 AM , Blogger Dana and Daisy said...

This is very cute. I just realized you have a cat named Daisy, also!
How do you ever keep up with all the blog parties? I am exhausted form the three I participated in last week. ha ha!

 
At December 6, 2010 at 7:49 AM , Blogger Sue said...

I absolutely LOVE it! You are so talented.

Take care, Sue

 
At December 6, 2010 at 7:58 AM , Blogger Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

I love that!

 
At December 6, 2010 at 12:39 PM , Blogger Ms.Cupcake said...

LOVe this! So adorable!

 
At December 6, 2010 at 10:26 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

Oh, I love it! The ruffles were the perfect touch, and your seahorses are adorable.

 
At December 8, 2010 at 4:34 PM , Blogger Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

So very cute!!! Great job.

 
At December 8, 2010 at 5:21 PM , Blogger Kim said...

What a pretty beachy tree skirt. The seahorses make it so fun and whimsical.

 
At December 8, 2010 at 6:04 PM , Blogger Marilyn Holeman said...

Just found your blog from BNOP. I LOVE the pictures on your header. Even though I'm not really a beach person, I could fall in love with this blog--but I don't have time for any more! I did want to tell you that you have a typo in your Isaiah 9:6 Scripture (1st "unto") so you can fix it. Have a blessed Christmas!

 
At December 8, 2010 at 6:42 PM , Anonymous Pamela Michelle said...

Love this! Love burlap and anything coastal! I'm from Fl and have a lot of coastal decor, you should check out my site! www.mrsmonaghan.blogspot.com

 
At December 9, 2010 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Denise said...

just adorable. And you are making me miss So Cal SOOO much with those pics! *sigh*

 
At December 10, 2010 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is the cutest tree skirt. Thanks for sharing it. Could you please add a link to my party, too.

 
At December 10, 2010 at 7:46 PM , Blogger Serendipity Chic Decor said...

Absolutely darling!

Have a great weekend...
Lisa

 
At December 11, 2010 at 11:26 AM , OpenID ceodraiocht said...

So cute! You might consider stopping by and adding this to my linky for holiday home decor: http://ceodraiocht.wordpress.com/grown-up-crafts-hand-made-holidays-winter-home/
Maggie

 
At December 12, 2010 at 11:35 PM , Blogger Rachel Knoblich said...

Make me one...make me one! I love it. A great idea...burlap is awesome!

 
At December 17, 2010 at 10:44 AM , Blogger Gray Cardigan said...

This is so cute -- beyond words!!! I love it!!

 
At December 21, 2010 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Shellbelle said...

Thanks for the trip down PCH, my favorite drive of all time. wish I were there right now, since your just a short distance from my son in Redondo Beach. Wait, I think I'll wait till all the rain is over!

I haven't been by in so long, but I must say honey, your blog has come a long way! WOW, it looks as good as that beach tree skirt. Enjoy Christmas with you cute hubby and have a fabulous new year!

 

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