Tree Shopping, Climbing, and Reindeer Skirts…

This past weekend we got our Christmas Tree, and I made a couple of quick and easy skirts…

We like to go to a place nearby that sells trees and gives the profit to a good cause…

Of course as Mommy & Daddy choose the perfect tree, the kids basically run around and go crazy! Luckily there are loads of trees to climb at the lot.

I love the way the skirts came out too! I used a quick and easy elastic waist skirt, and added a reindeer applique using Heat & Bond.

Reindeer look familiar? I used the same reindeer silhouette that Bev of Flamingo Toes showed off last year for her fabulous fabric reindeer silhouette artwork. I simply placed a piece of heat and bond directly on my computer screen and traced around the reindeer outline.  Once I applied the heat and bond to the fabric, I was able to then cut directly around my trace lines.  Easy peasy.

While we were picking our tree, Chloe started decorating herself with tree clippings. She decided she could glue some on barrettes when we got home. Lol.

Ben, he just kept tripping on the tree cords and ropes all over the ground. But he had fun!

And in the end, we left the lot with the perfect tree! Of course, as soon as we got it home we realized just how HUGE it was. Luckily we had a saw.  Ha!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    That’s so cute. The silhouette is really effective. I might have to make some silhouette xmas skirts for my girls and my niece.
    In Australia we don’t really do the real tree thing for Christmas… plastic fantastic here! lol. But I’d love to have one, just one year…. I bet it smells amazing!

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