Saturday, December 6, 2008

What I've Been Up To...

I have been working at least one month to complete this project. A vintage style tulle Christmas tree in pink! Why pink? when Christmas is clearly red and green? or silver and blue? Because of my battle with breast cancer, and the idea I had of making this tree for the nurses at the chemo center that took such good care of me for the past six months. Here are the results where she is unlit

lit up

A close up of the top Christmas fairy

This tree took quite a while to accomplish considering my state of mind and get up and go (that apparently went) lol but it is finally finished. Each piece is hand done and tied on with ultra thin wire. The tinsel is made of wire ribbons, the bows were made using a fork, the pink bulbs were purchased and the white use to be a spray for floral arrangements. The tulle was glittered with german glass glitter. I did paint the base however you cannot see it because the bottom rows became heavy with ornaments and glitter. I had hoped to make each nurse a button fairy but time is running out and I am just too tired sooooooooooooo maybe next time.

Another Christmasy thing to share is my Mother's wreath. It is beautiful in it's simplicity. I just love it and wanted to share.
Isn't it pretty?