Ornament #16 – Denim Trees {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

30 Days Christmas OrnamentsOrnament #16 – Denim Trees01abedd461d7a079da40d98afeb073fe57a8da0421

I’m enamored with trees at the moment.  In my neighborhood the leaves are ablaze in reds, yellows and oranges.  They truly are breathtaking.  It’s also leaf-dropping time, at least with my trees, so Mike and I raked two bins full of leaves yesterday.  The yard looked really nice for about 20 minutes.  Now it’s blanketed in leaves again.  It is a chore, but I really don’t mind because those trees provide the shade we need in the summer.

0168740db82ba8427c9b316084b8f5e25d472e3b40So onto today’s ornament.  I’m in the middle of putting together a pillow for the dog’s lookout seat in my craft room.  It’s called the lookout seat because it’s where they “look out” through the window and survey their kingdom.  Currently it’s just a converted coffee table, but soon I hope to have a nice cushion to put on top.  I’m making it out of denim scraps from collected blue jeans.  There’s another collection!



But I digress…  I gathered my denim scraps, ribbon scraps and miscellaneous buttons and made a trio of denim trees for today’s ornament.  I sandwiched the ribbon between two layers of denim, free-stitched a tree shape and stuffed it with polyester fiberfill.  I then hot-glued the buttons down the middle of the trees.  I think they’re quite charming.



Some close-ups.


Quest46LogoItem #38 – Transcribe Da’s interviews

A few years ago I went to see my grandpa (we call him Da) armed with a few pages of questions about his life.  For two weeks, we sat for a couple hours every day while I asked him questions and he answered with wonderful stories.  I have about 12 hours of those interviews in audio files and I want to transcribe them to use in my scrapbooking.

Question of the Day:  Where was the grandest Christmas tree you ever saw?  For example, last Christmas I saw a beautiful tree in the town center of my grandpa’s home town in England.




Remember to enter the giveaway – here’s how:

1)  Leave a comment on each day’s post by answering my “Question of the Day”.  The “Question of the Day” will be right above my closing.
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2)  Over the course of this blog series, you can enter a maximum of 30 times.

There will be Mini Give-aways on the 22nd and 29th days of November.

  • The winner of each mini give-away will get to choose an ornament from the previous week.  For instance, the winner on the 22nd will pick from Ornaments 15-21, the winner on the 29th will pick from Ornaments 22-28, etc..
  • The Mini Give-away winners are still eligible for the Grand Give-away on December 1st.

On December 1, 2014, I will have a random drawing for one (1) lucky winner.  I will contact the winner for their mailing details and will mail to anywhere in the world.

Links to {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}
Ornament #1
Ornament #2
Ornament #3
Ornament #4
Ornament #5
Ornament #6
Ornament #7
Ornament #8
Ornament #9
Ornament #10
Ornament #11
Ornament #12
Ornament #13
Ornament #14
Ornament #15

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If you asked me which was my favorite Christmas tree to pee on, I don’t think I could choose.

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5 Responses to Ornament #16 – Denim Trees {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

  1. edlawson99 says:

    I have been collecting Swarovski crystal ornaments for about 20 years and have a separate tree for crystal and sparkly ornaments (1 of 5 trees this year) and I thought it was pretty spectacular.

  2. Pam says:

    I’m going to go with Disneyland!

  3. Michelle says:

    Each park at Disney world has HUGE CHRISTMAS trees outside the parks, the grandest is probably the magic kingdom one.

  4. Neil says:

    I would say the Christmas tree in the town center in Carlisle back in 1983 when we spent Christmas with Nanna and Da.

  5. Kathy Ryan says:

    As a child I grew to love Christmas trees because of the ones I saw in downtown San Francisco. The stores went all out decorating their trees, but the City of Paris always had the absolute most beautiful!

    I like today’s ornament a lot… I have lots of buttons – will have to save our old jeans over the next year!

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