Thursday, 1 December 2011

New Burlap Tree LOVE!

Hey folks It's the month for all things CHRISTMAS!! Happy 1st of December, friends!

Well to explain the title of my post here's my latest creation and I am so pleased with it, I LOVE IT !! I love this burlap- created Christmas tree ! - what do you make of my new makedo tree for Christmas?


I placed it on the stairs to give you a better idea of its size - it's over 2 ft tall on an old spindle.

Burlap is GREAT for x stitch motifs which is what I did using Christmas colored flosses for Santa and his deer and the snowflakes!

Here's a close up~

I could have backed it in burlap but I had another idea if you want a reversible tree so to speak! On the reverse I sewed wool pennies on to the homespun for an alternative!

My littlest daughter likes this side better but I prefer the x stitch side -much more prim!
Hope you like too and let me know what you think!

Have a fun day and thanks for your lovely company!
Best wishes



29 comments:

  1. Hi Christine, me LOVES that tree too!! You have every reason to be delighted! Is burlap similar to prairie cloth-it is good for x stitch too. Love the pennies on the back too.
    Taking orders????
    Hugs Shazy

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  2. What a wonderful idea - such a big tree! Love it! :o)

    Cathi

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  3. Congrats on a super great prim finish, I know you'll enjoy this in your home over the holidays! Have been looking quite a while around here for finer woven burlap, all we seem to have is that massive weave messy yucky kind...

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  4. Oh Christine, that is just darling!!! What a cute and very clever idea!! Love it! Who would have thought that burlap works great for cr. stitch??

    Have a great day my sweet friend!
    Tanya

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  5. All I can say is Awesome!!


    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

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  6. That is so cute!!! I really like the way it turned out. I have always wondered about using burlap like that but never tried. I think it turned out so awesome. Thanks for your kind words this morning, they mean so much.

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  7. Both sides are really pretty! Very nice job as usual!

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  8. Oh, Christine, the make-do you made is just so beautiful! I agree with your daughter, I like that side, too. But your cross stitching is exceptional!
    Warm Wishes Everyone!

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  9. Oh it's awesome!!!! Good job! And I like how you made it reversible.

    Carmen and the Primcats

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  10. I love it Christine. A reversible tree with two sides that are so very lovely. That was a lot of hard work. You always do such a good job. Merry Christmas. -Steph-

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  11. Very cute creation! I like how it has 2 finished sides!

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  12. Very clever to use both sides. Your stitching is gorgeous! I love seeing burlap used in decorating. Adds a nice prim touch. ~Roberta

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  13. Lovely work, Christine.. I wish I could stitch like that ..
    Blessings..

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  14. So very cute! Blessings to you and your family..

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  15. That is absolutely wonderful Christine!! I'm so loving the stitching you did!! I can't believe how large it is! Amazing job....You are one cleverly crafty gal....Happy December! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  16. I love it! Both sides are awesome - I couldn't choose between the 2. Who knew you could stitch on burlap?! What a great idea :) I think you'll have to make a whole forest of these now ;P
    Smiles, DianeM
    basketblessed@yahoo.com

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  17. I love your idea.....Super cute tree..
    take care, Nancy

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  18. I luv both side Christine. It's beautiful. Such talent you have. Just had to come visit you when you commented on my arrangement. I haven't been able to keep up to well right now.

    Hugs
    Felicia

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  19. What beautiful cross stitch for the Santa and deer! Very nice! ♥

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  20. The tree turned out so cute. I love that it can be too different looks too.

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  21. This turned out wonderfully Christine! I love it. I think it was a great idea to reverse it too, as it gives you two different looks, but when you put it up for the year, you only have one to store away :)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  22. Christine....your tree is stunning and what a clever idea to use hessian, I would never have thought of that and it looks amazing!
    I like the way you have done the reverese side too, very pretty! x

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  23. I like both sides...they are very different and both wonderful!!Have a great day!!

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  24. Merci pour votre gentil commentaire ! Je suis très heureuse de vous découvrir à mon tour. Je crois que nous avons les mêmes goûts :-) Je m'inscris à votre news. A bientôt !

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  25. You are so talented...I love your sweet tree....blessings

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  26. Hi christine,

    love this Chrstimas tree too!
    Please, can you tell me, where I can find the pattern fo it?

    greetings
    Gabriele

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  27. Well how nifty is that! Very cute indeed! I love the two sides. I have never stitched on burlap. Quite frankly I never liked burlap when I worked retail so I'm just now discovering it this year. I've been buying remnants to play around with it, I'll have to try stitching on it. Thanks for the tip!

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Thanks so much for expressing an interest - kind thoughts always appreciated!