Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Tree


I have finally finished the project that I have been working on all year.
I was asked to make the "Founder's Tree" for this year's Festival of Trees fundraiser for the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. The tree will be auctioned off on November 28th. Fingers crossed it makes lots of money for the charity!






I painstakingly stripped an artificial tree of all its needles to use as the base. I used hand dyed wool felt fringe wrapped around each branch and then anchored with wire to create felt needles. I decorated the tree with "glass" ornaments based on vintage designs, yarn tinsel and twisted "metal" icicles.

22 comments:

meg said...

that is unbelievable! well done.

casserole said...

This is amazing!! I posted a link to your project on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/lookie-what-she-made-felt-christmas-tree-and-presents/2009/11/17/

--Anne

jenn said...

WOW!!! I can't believe you actually did this. It is absolutely AMAZING! I've never been more impressed. KUDOS to you and the charity!!

Clothmatters said...

I like your felt creations. Well done.
Connie

Sharon said...

Wow this is truly awesome....congratulations.

Kaye said...

what an undertaking!!!!! A job well done, I have never seen anything done as beautiful

apple wrangler said...

what?! i am bowing down now....

http://misswrangler.blogspot.com/

crazyQstitcher said...

Your tree is perfect. If you had no details I would have believed it was real.
The train is wonderful and I can not see how this would fail to raise a lot of money for the MHF

Beautifully done.

urban craft said...

oh my gawd, these are so amazing. It's really wonderful. Either you are a really fast hand stitch or you have been working on this since summer! You make everything I wish I could.

Dee said...

Oh my goodness!! That tree looks real! You did all of that out of felt? You are so talented and I am positive that you will make a bundle for your charity with that tree.... you are amazing! Thank you for sharing !!

Ann Martin said...

Really beautiful! The Festival of Trees is lucky to have you and your talents.

Dot said...

amazing!

Mandi said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! I can't believe that even the tree is made of felt. At first glance, it looked like a beautifully staged traditional tree with store-bought toys beneath it. Thanks so much for sharing!

Janet M. Davies said...

Spectacular!!

Design a great day,
Janet M. Davies - New Zealand
http://www.jmddesigns.co.nz
http://www.weekendwinner.blogspot.com/

Digital Misfit said...

Truly stunning! The details are incredible. I love it.
Best of luck with the fundraiser!

Jenne said...

wow, this is amazing!

Heather said...

Stunning and amazing! I can't even begin to imagine the time put into this gorgeous tree! I hope the charity brings in a lot of money from it!

Heather
My Frugal Family
theherberfamily.blogspot.com

Holly said...

This is beyond amazing!

CieAngel said...

Wow, What a labor of love, I hope it brings lots of money for your charity.

beckz said...

completely awesome

Che Birba said...

Hi, I'm Laura from Italy! I have a blog and I'd wrote a post where is cited also your blog:

http://chebirba.blogspot.com/2009/12/new-links-15-dicembre_15.html

I'd like to invite you to visite my italian blog, bye bye Laura!

Marilyn Bohn said...

WOW!! Our rug hooking group made little feather trees but they don't hold a candle to yours. Yours is amazing!! I hope it brought a ton of money!