Many of you who read know about my little "all season" tree. It is a tall and slim tree that I keep up all year round and change the decorations to coordinate with the season. Even though we live in a small place, it is nice to have such a wonderful little tree to brighten things up and decorate with different things. Since Keith and I are always designing new ornaments and things, I never run short of things to adorn it with. In fact – I don't think I have ever had it look exactly the same twice. I tend to rotate the things from year to year and give it an entirely new look.
This year, I decided to use some of my ornaments that I created last year to decorate it. I wound up giving my samples away last year, and the set that remains was the half-finished set that I had worked on over the weekend. After finishing the backs and adding hangers, I loved the bright autumn colors so much that I thought that I would use them for this years display.
I began by changing the lights to orange and adding a pretty autumn leaf garland. It didn't take much, as the tree is small and doesn't require much to make it look awesome (that is why I like it so much!) I also added the little mohair mummy teddy bear that I made for the topper. (You can see the beautiful harlequin key from Kerry Anderson is there as well!)
Then came the SLDP210 Haunted Halloween Mask Ornaments that I showed in yesterday's post:
As you can see, that pretty much filled things in nicely:
Then there was the little bear:
While he looked adorable, I thought he would look even cuter with a little tiny filigree mask that I cut from my SLD416 - 6 Masquerade Ball Ornament pattern. I even glued a small feather to it!
Overall it is pretty cute!
The orange lights really make it look awesome as well, but they don't photograph well so I am not showing them on here. I was also thinking to maybe add some stretchy spider webs, but I am not sure. I have to be so careful with the kitties because Coco especially eats everything. Even though the tree is out of reach, you know how clever cats can be when they have a purpose. I may not take any chances.
I wound up cutting another pile of wood yesterday. I also mapped out some of the next designs that I will be drawing. Today should be a good day at the computer where I will see things developing for my next patterns.
I hope you enjoy seeing my little decorations. I also hope it inspires you to do some decorating yourself. Having an 'all season tree' is lots of fun and gives you a great excuse (as if you need one!) to create for every season.
I hope you enjoy this final day of September. Have a beautiful day!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"