Sunday, 23 December 2012

Oh Christmas Tree...

Granny Squares are really therapeutic to hook when the chaos of Christmas preparations really takes a hold.

Remember the pile of squares here?

They became a small forest of these:

Each square is folded and sewn to form a triangle with ribbon inside to add extra colour. 
The larger ones are hanging decorations and some smaller ones branched out to be brooches!

Whilst playing with granny squares a while ago RW Jnr and I simultaneously came up with the idea of a 3D tree:

3 different sizes of squares separated with a bead ...

A super crafty friend of mine, Sue, sent me a bumper parcel of goodies recently including this fluffy yarn - having practised lots of granny squares I could hook these by feel when the stitches were not easy to see!

Topped off with a heart shaped bead...

some even had bells on!

The final type of tree in the Christmas forest is the wonderful Grandma Tree found on The Royal Sisters blog

This was hooked with white cotton and a multicoloured thread.

Our real Christmas tree is up and decorated with lots of familiar vintage finery and and family favourites.
The lights are reflected in the shiny gold wrappings bags and bows beneath.
Exciting times to come!


linda said...

I love your trees what a good idea. Have a lovely Christmas! :)

Creative Chaos Art said...

They look great! I love the fluffy 3D trees :) I just finished a garland of the last granny tree myself!! Great minds hook alike! ;)
Helen x

CRAZY DAZY said...

hi ali, love all your trees but my favourite has to be the grandma tree, have a great christmas, ali

Tracey Edges said...

Love your trees - so different and clever. I'm miles behind with blog-reading but wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very Woolly New Year xx