Christmas Tree Skirt

Last week I put together a Christmas tree skirt. I’ve been wanting to make one for years. Every year we wrap an old piece of muslin around the bottom of our tree and call it a done deal. I kept thinking “maybe someday…” and that maybe someday has come.

Last year at Christmas, I was working full time. The year before that I was working part time, homeschooling Andrew and had Isaac at home. The year before that Andrew was only in school a few hours a day and Isaac was home. These kinds of projects were possible (remember the city quilt??) but it meant getting up at 5 to sew while everyone slept.

I feel extremely mixed about my not working right now. There are things I love about it…and things that are really hard about it. I’ve started little by little looking for work (for the first time in my LIFE…every job I’ve ever had landed in my lap with very little effort on my part!)…but I’m also trying to embrace this time. This time where I am still doing some heavy duty parenting for a lot of my day…but when I also have several hours to myself each day. One of the ways I want to embrace this time is to just go ahead and do the projects I’ve been wanting to do. :)

And so…I made a Christmas tree skirt!

I wanted it to mostly be white…in keeping with my we-live-in-a-small-space-white-is-a-good-way-to-go-with-Christmas-decorations-so-no-one-gets-totally-overwhelmed mindset. Which is working out marvelously. :)

and here she is:

And she’s already been christened with lots of pine needles. ;)


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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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3 Responses to Christmas Tree Skirt

  1. Marti says:

    Love it, Robyn. I love the tiny squares of fabric and how it’s mostly white. It looks very heirloom.

    Long time, no “Made in Brooklyn”! It’s nice to check in here. :)

  2. Miss Vicki says:

    Beautiful!! Love the simplicity. Now, water the tree :)-repeat daily!

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