Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snowstorms and Soft Trees

Last year at this time we had a big snow. In our area, anything more than a few inches causes quite a kerfluffle, and we had over 3 feet that was thickly frosted with ice. The "Arctic Blast of 2008" really was quite newsworthy.

Needless to say, all of our ill-equipped vehicles lent to a cozy snowed-in existence for a solid week. While we did enjoy ourselves quite thoroughly, the term stir-crazy did find it's application from time to time.

When I found myself in such a state and tumbled upon these soft tree instructions, I just had to make myself a few. Or a dozen.

Unfortunately for Pops' wool sweater, it was the only green fabric I had on hand. "It has a moth hole and he complains it is much to hot," I justified to myself. "And really, this red and white shirt has a stain I've never been able to get out." Snip, snip, stitch, stitch, and a happy family of plush trees was born.

Personally, I love the reincarnation and my Seuss-like forest. And if the snows decide to storm again this year ... I make no promises to Pops' wardrobe.

4 comments:

  1. I love mine- they're in my hutch and look SO cute!

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  2. I think, between you and your husband, you are the most creative family! The toothpaste tether isn't as bad as cutting up sweaters and shirts...
    They are cute though...

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  3. Soooo... I'm not the only one who cuts up her husbands {old} clothing?!

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  4. Adorable little trees! I think calling them a "Seuss-like forest" is the perfect description.

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