Christmas in February

I can’t believe we’re already at the end of February, here it is the 25th, and it’s Christmas here, well at least for planning purposes. In the eleven years we’ve been married, we’ve never had a tree skirt for our Christmas tree. I’ve always used a Christmassy blanket and just kind of shoved it around the base of the tree, but as a blanket, it never fit just right and despite my plans for sewing a skirt, by the time December comes around it is one of the projects that gets left in the dust as there are more important things to do. With my new plan this year to do one small thing each month in order to have a less hectic Christmas, I am already feeling less stressed. Last month I started a notebook with ideas and lists of things I wanted to get done, and this month I made a tree skirt. It was fairly easy, just cut a large circle with a small circle in the middle to go around the base of the tree. Cut from the outside to the inside, ew on some coordinating bias tape and voila, a new tree skirt. This Christmas every month of the year really is only meant to simplify Christmas, so if you want to join along I’d love to see what you’re working on. No pressure or added stress, no extra projects, just little steps to be prepared so that December is calmer, with more time for spending time with loved ones. We’re getting snowed on here, haven’t actually had too much snow this year, just lots of bitterly cold, windy days that have been far too cold for it to actually snow. So if it’s cold where you are, stay warm and know that spring will eventually come, and if it’s turning the corner into spring now, enjoy it for us. Have a great Friday everyone!

home, sewing • Friday, February 25th, 2011 • 8 Comments »
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8 Responses to “Christmas in February”

  1. kristina says:

    Oh I love your tree skirt. I’ve been planning to make one for the past eight years but it still hasn’t happened. Maybe this year will finally be the year!

    K x

  2. Jennifer says:

    You should definitely make one, it’s so much easier to get it done when it’s not the day you’re trying to put the tree up 🙂

  3. amanda makes says:

    It’s so beautiful, Jennifer! What a good idea. I’m afraid I still haven’t done the dangling on one toe! I need a good quiet moment to play and have fun with my lovely garlands…I don’t want to shove them up in a hurry! I’ve gone permission only over at amanda makes and now just need to put the ‘allowed’ visitors in. May take a few days to sort myself but then we can get back to normal. Loads of love. Have a great weekend my dear, Amanda xxxx

  4. Bley says:

    LOVE the fabric you chose! Can you share how much fabric it took?

    I’m in the same boat: 6 years of marriage = no tree skirt. I need to get my act together:)

  5. Mousy Brown says:

    That looks lovely! Glad your plans to make ahead are working….you are going to be sooo relaxed next Christmas! 😀

  6. Petit Filoux says:

    Very sweet! Really like the fabric too!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Bley, I took a piece of fabric 45 inches by 45 inches, folded it in four and traced a circle. I used a 1/2 yard of fabric to make the bias tape, which I had a bunch left over after I had used enough for the skirt.

    Hope that helps.

  8. Adina says:

    I love it!

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