Cute little crafty trees

Yes, I succumbed to the cuteness and simplicity of these little trees too! I spotted them on a few blogs and you can get a very simple pattern to make them yourself at There is also a flickr photo group for these little trees too.
I made mine out of some very pretty cut velvet tapestry that came from the estate of Olga Schwenker a few years back. The background of the fabric is a matte gold satin with designs in rich colors of green and burgundy. I stitched some little faux pearls on it and a button on the top. It didn't take long and I did it by hand while I was watching Gilmore Girls (I don't know why I'm still watching it. The Christopher and Luke fight started out good with Luke getting in a great punch, but it ended up pretty pathetic, especially considering they were fighting over flakey Lorelei. And why is Rory crying because those two girls don't want to be her friend anymore? Hey Rory, remember your best friend Lane, the one who is pregnant with twins? Logan shows yet again what a spoiled brat DB he is, but I bet Rory will go back to him next week, saying it was all her fault, like she always does. I use to love this show, what happened?)

Next, I started an altered book of my own. The Vintage Clothing themed round robin that I was involved with is just about finished. We were suppose to run until March, but I should be getting my own book back next week. We had 1 gal drop out because of family illness and 2 girls were given the boot from the group, one because of lateness and one for loosing a members book.
The book that I'm doing on my own doesn't have a theme, just pretty stuff that I like. The first layout was made from copies of some vintage paperdolls that I found online, and a bit of some love-sick poetry that came in a load of vintage that I had bought.

The next two page layout was inspired by a photo from Victoria magazine of a very plush, vintage decorated livingroom. I added some old laces and buttons and trim.

Also, I am a knucklehead. I sent out my Christmas swap and forgot to include my name so that my gal knows who the present came from!


Amy said...

That's a really cool book you've made. I wonder how far you are ahead of us with the Gilmore Girls?

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Hi Amy,
What is currently going on with the Gilmore Girls where you are watching from?

Donna said...

Hey Carol
I got your vintage Christmas parcel today and I was OVER THE MOON!!! How fantastic and beautiful everything was. I think you must have spent some time researching me because everything was just spot-on. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I loved everything. I have always wanted one of thse lucite brooches but have never bought myself one. The little dress is divine, my Blythe doll keeps looking at it longingly but I have told her it's not for her, hehehe.

The glass baubles were stunning (one didn't survive the journey, sadly) and have been hung up already.

I hope to be able to blog about it all soon.

Your parcel is winging its way to you and I just hope you love it as much as I love mine xxx

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