Thursday, December 17, 2009

Oh Christmas branch, oh Christmas branch...

Here is our finished handmade branch. It was a family joint effort... well sorta.
and here is our lounge room with branchy goodness in the corner...Hanna crocheted the long rainbow garland and made a pile of tiny.... no - miniscule, paper origami cranes.

I crocheted the white wool bobble garland, sewed the weird shaped fabric ornaments, and insisted on listening to nice carols sung by Perry Como, The Drifters, Dean Martin, Sinatra and Nat King Cole.

The Boy's contribution was to get frustrated and stamp on his first unsuccessful origami crane, so tried again, decided to ignore the all-important folds and proudly completed something which resembles a Pterodactyl. He also provided honest (sometimes honesty just isnt called for) suggestions which we disregarded anyway - yay for female:male ratio of 2:1!!!! Lucky for us he does not really mind what rediculous crafting goes on in the house :D
x Happy Thursday everyone!


  1. Wow, it looks great Tracey, I love it, very original!

  2. LOVE it! Normally I don't like non-christmas-tree-christmas-trees, but this...?!

    This I like!

    Looks wicked!

  3. We don't do Christmas but if we did I'd love to have a tree/branch like yours. In fact I'd love one in our lounge room Christmas or not.

  4. I love your branch, so colourful and festive! We went with branches this year too!

  5. I love it! I saw something like this in a magazine, I am considering it as an option for next year :) Merry Christmas

  6. I love the branch option for Christmas - it has a very Austalian feel - looks lovely - sounds like you are having fun preparing for xmas - boys just add that slightly off beat element - I know its good for us girls - well me anyway x

  7. Ahh bless him! Good fun and it looks good and good music, good job! How GOOD can it get! (That word sounds weird now I said it so many times!)
    Oh and I should be hiding in shame Tracey, I didn't manage to give those magazine decs a go, I am queen of 'gonna do, doesnt do'! xxx