Several years ago, I decided that I was going to make ornaments for my family, my coworkers and for our own tree. In addition, I got it into my head that we needed a tree skirt for our Christmas tree.
I spent time drawing designs, and puzzling out patterns. I cut felt for days and days, and glued my fingers together several times.
Our tree skirt would be based on a Nacimiento, with the centerpiece, the crèche.
Each year, after the finishing touches have been put on the tree, I spread out the tree skirt. It’s not perfect, and there are things that I could do to finish it off…but, because I made it, and it’s a one-of-a-kind, it makes me happy to see it every year.
This post is part of the #adventcalendar project. Just like the advent calendars of our youth, for each day until Christmas, I will post random images as a countdown of sorts. This was inspired by my friend D at www.emmatree.com. Won’t you join us?