Friday, 13 August 2010

The family Tree

I showed you a sneak peek of this a while back when I was still working on it. It was my nana's 90th birthday, and what does someone get a 90 year old for their birthday? Well, I decided to make a family tree, the apples are my grandparents names and the leaves are all the offspring, I was a bit worried that I might miss someone, there is one leaf missing because I have a new baby cousin and although she arrived early, my uncle and aunt spent almost 2 weeks trying to decide on a name so I didn't have time to add her. No worries, I have made an extra leaf and my mom is going to sew it on.
I sent the tree to my mom who found some metal rods to run through the top and bottom to hang it, once the new baby is added I will ask her to take a picture of it hanging properly. I stamped the names onto the leaves then hand sewed them to the linen back. The trunk detail I hand sewed and sewed the family name into the trunk, not easy to see on the photo.

7 comments:

  1. That's beautiful! We recently went to a family gathering that celebrated the 90th birthday of my husband's grandmother. With everyone there, we brought paint and posterboard and had everyone paint their hand and stamp it and write their names. Your's is much more elegant and longer-lasting.

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  2. what a fantastic idea -- a wonderful keepsake for everyone in the family to share!

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  3. I love it! What a nice idea. Are the different colours the different generations?

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  4. What a great idea! Happy 90th to your Granny. I hope I am getting craft time-spent hand made prezzies from my grandkids when and if I ever get to 90 :D

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  5. that sounds like a great idea, sadly some of us live the other side of the world and couldn't make it to the party, at least we can be on the tree!

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