Friday, December 5, 2008
winter wonderland window
Hi friends! I've missed you all this week, but I've been so busy sewing snowflakes for the the Mama Goose winter window display. I finished installing it last night, and drove over this morning to take some pictures to share with you. I wish I had taken some last night... the little lights illuminate the window in such a magical way. It gets dark so early these days, it shouldn't be difficult to get a night time shot. There are really only three elements I created for the display window: trees, snowflake garlands, and coffee sack birds. I'm so happy with the trees!
I had the idea a couple of weeks ago, but you never know what the end result will be. I'll be sharing some tips soon, because I think variations of them would be fantastic in a playroom. I used this tutorial for a table top tree and enlarged it (free-hand) to five feet and on cardboard... painted snow white.
The burlap birds are made from coffee sacks, of course!
I was inspired by this creative woman, who used the Spool pattern to create the first burlap bird I had ever seen. My favorite part of my little flock? Their little stick feet, made from Burning Bush twigs inserted through the weave of the burlap... so easy and sweet!
The newspaper snowflake garland tutorial will be up next. I'm almost done writing it. The rest of the many store windows are simply decorated with twinkling white lights and a flurry of snowflakes. Last week, there was a craft day at Mama Goose. I put together a snowflake cutting station so that we could get children from our community involved in decorating the window. So many children walk in those doors everyday... it's really their store. I wanted them to feel like they contributed to the dressing up of the windows for winter... so this is their window.
I ironed their snowflakes and sewed them together, but the children did the creating! I'll be back soon, so you can make some of your own...