Something Out of Nothing

We have been having a lot of fun at the gallery, this past week, getting our Christmas crafting juices flowing, for a good cause. The Caroline Hospice Foundation is having their annual Festival of Trees, to raise money for all the great things they do for the community. This year, in addition to the Foundry, the FACES gallery is proud to host some of the donated trees that are being auctioned off. So, in honor of this event, we have decided to decorate our own tree, for the cause.

UsChristmas tree 2013.7ing scraps of fabric from the donation bins, we were able to create some wonderful little ornaments for the tree. Check out the gallery of photos below to get a look at all our treasures. We took scraps and sewed them in strips, before cutting them into the shapes of trees and stockings. Then we used a double-sided interfacing, to give them some structure. You will also see some wonderful hearts that are just too sweet for words. They are comprised of two pieces of wool plaid, sewn and stuffed. The gingerbread men are stuffed and embroidered, in that classic shape. And we had the obligatory crochet snowflakes to dot the tree. We found these, and many other ornament ideas, on various Internet sites.

Best of all, we topped the tree with a handmade angel. Her body is a yarn cone covered in remnant yarn.  A pair of angel wings was fashioned from batting, and her face was embroidered and painted. Pretty amazing if you ask us.

The galleries (and the trees) with be open through Saturday, for viewing and bidding. Stop by and get a great tree or some ideas for your own holiday decorating at home. There are still plenty of trees available!