Sunday, December 4, 2011

Felted Balls Garland and other stuff


Our Christmas tree this year is a lot different than usual!  I made a decision to not put all our ornaments on the tree this year…we are just going with a few ornaments, some red striped wool balls I bought last year after Christmas…
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and a few handmade garlands.  The squares garland I told you about here and the one I made today with felted wool balls strung on wool yarn.   And the clear lights too, but other wise nothing else.  It has been rather nice, not having to climb into the long skinny closet under the stairs
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and pull out the boxes and unwrap the ornaments.  Some how it makes it easier to not have to stress about getting it all done!
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And then, I won’t have to put things away after Christmas, wrapping each ornament and stuffing the box back under the stairs! 
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Anyway, I am excited because my mom is coming to visit over Christmas and into the new year, so I will have company for a while!   I love having company!   I have been working on Christmas presents today, I have a whole basket done, still have some left to do…knitting, sewing, crochet, felting, jewelry making! 
I am linking to these parties!
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21 comments:

Jill said...

Your tree looks gorgeous Ellen! So bright and cheery with your felted goodies on it!

And so nice to have some family company for Christmas too! :)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Etcetorize said...

What a neat tree! I love all of the colours~

Beth @ dot...in the city said...

very cute! They turned out real well :) I love the colors!

Erin said...

Love the idea!

Terrie said...

That's simply very festive with wool balls garland. Wish you a good time with mum and very festive season. Thanks for your concerns on my eye. I'm getting better now.

Susanne said...

What a beautiful tree, love that you used many different colors.

Rachel said...

Lovely simple tree. We have yet to get ours.
I wanted to let you know the gifts came and are wonderful. They actually came just before Thanksgiving. Thanks so much, so glad I won!

Jodi@ underthegeorgiasun.com said...

LOVE the felted garland!

felting looks so intriguing, but I've yet to try it.

Your tree is beautiful!

A Lived in Home said...

Very creative! Love all the bright colors. It's so festive!

Heather said...

I love the simplicity of your tree. Gorgeious and festive without being a crazy amount of trouble to deal with. I should try this next year...It would mean less ornaments to pick up and put back on the tree with all of my cats, too, so it would be a double bonus!

caroline {good times never seem sew good} said...

LOVE these! thanks so much for linking up!

xoxo,
Caroline

Sherry said...

This is definitely a unique idea, I love the creativity. I'm a new follower, please drop by for a visit when you have a chance.

adventuresindinner said...

Love this garland-my wee one would even be able to help with a big, blunt needle.

Thank-you so much for adding your creativity to our Pin'Inspiration Party this week.

Happy follower and would love if you popped by and grabbed a button.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

This is so pretty! I love all the colors. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

Melanie
Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Deana said...

so cute! I love the garland. thanks a bunch for linking this to my party.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Beautiful garland, and your tree looks lovely. Thanks so much for sharing at this week's BFF Open House link party!

Meg said...

So many fun ideas! I love, love, love the garland!

Heather Woollove said...

I love the way you've strung your garland! My daughter helped me with a similar one last Christmas: http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2010/12/ribbon-candy-garland-cookie-recipe.html and the felt balls here: http://woollove-functional-fiberart.blogspot.com/2011/01/scenes-of-christmas-2010.html
I love your idea of using what is handy and simplifying your life at this often trying time of year!!! XXO-

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Ellen,

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

Friends who link-up to tomorrow’s party will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Hodgson Mill, so please feel free to stop by and join in the fun & inspiration!

Warmest wishes,
Jenn

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What a gorgeous idea Ellen.
Thanks for linking to the Simply Christmas inspiration Party at Shabby Art Boutique.
Festive hugs ~ Kerryanne

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

Oh, those felted balls are so cute! Such an adorable tree!

Thank you so much for linking up to our Friday FREE-FOR-ALL Linky Party at Cooking at Cafe D!
~ Dana