Emma’s Advent Tree, by Martina

This was emailed to me by Martina. I do not take any credit for any of this. I simply wanted a place online to be able to view all the information she gave me. Please email Martina with any and all questions concerning this tree! Isn’t it adorable?? —Lisa

Emma’s Advent tree
Martina
http://stashmania.blogspot.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/martina_stashmania/
http://pinterest.com/boscomarty/

Finished size: flat open (see photo below) 93 cm x49 cm (36.6x19.3 in)
Height: 45 cm (17.7 in)
 
 
Materials:
    heavy weight felt (I’ve bought a pre-cutted piece measuring 50x100 cm (19.7x39.4 in)  4mm
(0.2 in) thick and it’s perfect!)
    scraps of felt
    25 green buttons
    50 cm (19.7 in) of velcro 2 cm (0.8 in) high (any color… I’ve used an orange one I had)
    twine or elastic to hang decorations  


 
Patterns: paper sizes A3 and A4 be careful when you print them!
 Tree


 
Take the piece of heavy weight felt and to draw the cone.
If you use the pattern (be careful when you first print it that the square measures 1 in) you have to
enlarge it to 400%, trace the lines to the piece of felt and then cut following your mark.
 
If you prefer to draw it take the 50x100 cm (19.7x39.4 in) piece of felt. Divide in half the longer
side (100 cm) and mark it C. Now use the measuring tape as compasses. From this point C
measure and mark at 49 cm (19.3 in) and then without moving the tape from point C move the
other side of 3-4 cm and mark again at 49 cm (19.3 in). Continue until you have the circumference
done. You have to reduce this half circle to a cone. Measure from a corner of the longer side
following the circumference line 14, 8 cm (5.8 in) and from the other corner 13,2 cm (5.2 in).
Now trace a line from C to 14, 8 cm (5.8 in) and from C to 13,2 cm (5.2 in).
 
Sew velcro (I’ve done after sewing the brown scraps but I realized that it’s better to do it before).
 
Sew some pieces of brown felt to create the wooden part of the tree and then the green ones.
Use different shades of green to make it more real.
 
Sew 25 green buttons. Leave 10 cm (3.9 in) from each button in each direction so every
decoration will fit all right. The tree is done!
 
This is the finished front side

This is the back side (terrible… isn’t it?)

You can’t see the orange Velcro!   

There’s no base and it stands up perfectly. For my daughter I needed something really soft and
easy to put away with christmas decorations.  
This is my tree after being folded in half  for 12 months.  


 Star topper
 
Cut 3 stars and then sew the 3 pieces together from point A to point B (see pattern).
Look at the picture below so you can’t mistaken.

Ornaments
 
Take 2 pieces of felt (main colour) a little bigger than the pattern.
For example: the cow ornament. Take 2 pieces of white felt. Trace the pattern (they’re real size…
no need to enlarge) and in other scraps of light rose and dark brown trace and cut the muzzle and
the spots. Sew these pieces in the white piece of felt and then in the middle of the 2 pieces of
white felt put a little piece of twine and then sew at few millimeters from the traced line. Then cut
following the traced line. With some acrylic paint the details. It’s really easy!
 
In these 2 photos you can see the front and the back of the ornaments and all my mistakes
 
front

back

Suggestions:
Use twine to hang ornaments. I used some elastic thread but my baby has broken some of them
(she loved to decorate every day her advent tree moving every ornament!) and I had replaced it
with twine which is more resistant.  
 
Use Therm O Web with letters in the little socks and small parts like spots and noses.
 
I’ve chosen these ornaments because there are all things that she knows and loves. Personalize
your own tree with your child’s preferences!
 
 
 
I’ll be delighted If you like to show me your tree!
 
Happy sewing!
 
Wishes from Italy
Martina
http://stashmania.blogspot.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/martina_stashmania/
http://pinterest.com/boscomarty/

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Why have I never seen this before!? LMAO!

imwithcoco:

Conan emmy intro.

“Order is synonymous with simple.“
“A young girl was helping her mother bag groceries when we heard the tell-tale “splat” of the eggs hitting the floor. The girl looked up and her lip started quivering as she waited for mom’s response. Mom looked at her, looked at the eggs, smiled and said “See, I told you we were making scrambled eggs today!”. IMMD“
“Do not speak unless you can improve the silence.“
After months of trimming Kayleigh’s straws and saving the ends, I may have finally found a decent way to recycle all those seemingly-useless pieces of straw.. Cool!
Take Dramatic Photos with a DIY Drinking-Straw Snoot - Photography Tips - Lifehacker

After months of trimming Kayleigh’s straws and saving the ends, I may have finally found a decent way to recycle all those seemingly-useless pieces of straw.. Cool!

Take Dramatic Photos with a DIY Drinking-Straw Snoot - Photography Tips - Lifehacker