Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Creative Space...


I'm playing along on with Kootoyoo again this week. Once again, I can't wait to stop by and check all the lovely creations...

I'm on a creative roll leading up to Christmas. Our Summery weather this week has lifted my mood. I adore this time of year. Sunshine = happy + creative.

I've been busy making a Driftwood Christmas Tree with Flotsam Angels for Kelly, my lovely framer. She's going to use it as the shops Christmas display. She wanted it to have a natural feel. I hope she likes it!

Making the tree I used the same technique I used making my Driftwood Fish. I threaded the pieces of driftwood along the metal rod and then bolted them into place. Each piece can still move around though. I then decided to drill holes in each branch so that I could tie each doll in place. I also made some small Driftwood God's Eyes to fill the branches and matched the colours I used in my dolls.

And Flotsam Pru is the angel on the top of the tree! I didn't mean this to happen I just felt the tree needed something on the top and I thought I'd be perfect. My sea sponge skirt fit perfectly over the wood.

Px

P.S. If you're interested in stepping back into my older Christmas posts, stop by here, here, here & here.


I used my Tinsel Trading cellophane flowers on the above two dolls



I thought this branch looked like a reindeer. I added eyes





27 comments:

Umatji said...

i love the tree and the reindeer face! a great way to avoid buying.

Drawn to The Sea said...

This is genius; Flotsam Pru does a dandy job as tree topper... love the way you mind works. I must make myself a driftwood tree!

Drawn to The Sea said...

I meant to ask, what color is the hibiscus in the background?

Stacey said...

This is so creative and an awesome idea! Love the new profile pic too:-)

Raine and Sage said...

Flotsam Pru seems delighted with herself and looks perfect on top of the tree.
What a FANTASTIC tree creation Pru. I agree the sunshine as me feeling re-energised and enthused for new projects. x

Love of the Sea said...

I love this!!! I want a driftwood tree. It is so unique and so pretty!!!!

Kirsty said...

I love the idea of a driftwood tree. Next time we have christmas at the beach I'll have a go myself.

Kellie Collis said...

The dolls are adorable! I'm loving your tree! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Pearl Maple said...

perfectly beachy driftwood tree to start the festive season

thanks for your comments, the boat is up the Richmond River, weather has been wet and windy lately

Kaybe said...

Love love love the tree. A womn with power tools can accomplish anything!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm loving the tree with all its decorations! I want to make a tree too..., but really only have the time to do one project..., and since I don't have that many driftwood pieces (LOL), the choice was easy - I'll be making seashell ornaments, lot of them.

Theresa said...

Adorable, so creative!

Sarah said...

These are so fun and creative Pru...i have not done any photo books yet!!! i have looked into them and there are some great options out there. My sisters have both used Snapfish and their albums really do look amazing.
Good luck it will make a beautiful keepsake gift ... happy weekend sweet Pru x

theoldboathouse said...

Anything in driftwood is magical to me...the word driftwood itself is even enough to fill my heart...oh driftwood tree oh driftwood tree de dah de de de dah de...cheers Katherine xx

julia - rockthathorse said...

This is so nice to see, your driftwood Xmas tree. Totally different form everything. And especially different from every Xmas tree in cold climate like here. You are so lucky to live in the sunshine! Here it's just rain, storm and eventually snow. Brrrrrr....

Kim said...

Thanks Pru! I'm due in Feb (valentines day!) but it's my first so I guess that's not set in stone. X

Beach Vintage.com said...

I love the cute reindeer branch. The eyes got me!

wood & wool stool said...

great tree
the deer face is my favorite :)

Selina said...

tree looks great, I have some decs on my blog this week, arent they getting better and so much fun each christmas!

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. :) I love the driftwood tree. Your blog is making me homesick for the sea! ( I grew up in southern California.)

Chantal said...

Hi Pru, love your dolls! I've put reponded to your question re ink pads on my blog comments. Sorry - couldn't reply direct via email.

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Cool! What a unique tree!

I agree the warm sunny weather motivates me, I tend to sit on my couch otherwise lol xox

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

Your driftwood tree is just amazing - I am absolutely blown away by it...You're one very clever lady! x

Emma said...

You are so clever! The tree is divine and so perfectly beachy for the area! Where is your framers I would love to go and see it? If you aren't comfortable saying I completely understand! xx

Drawn to The Sea said...

Wanted to let you know I found the perfect base for a driftwood tree... a large, roundish piece of trunk that looks as if it's been washed around quite awhile. It's stuck in a marshy area, & much too heavy for me to lift. I'm hopeful it will be waiting when I return with the strong man & a tarp to wrap it in. Wish me luck!

Flotsam Friends said...

Thank you for your comments. It's lovely to hear you like my driftwood tree as much as I do! I've actually just made another one for a girlfriend. Feels so good to give. Emma, I'd love you to pop by my framer. Complete Framing, Studio 4, 410 Pittwater Road, NORTH MANLY (Kelly and Greg). Pruxxx

Catherine said...

What a clever lady you are. That driftwood tree is such a lovely creation and your little friends are as sweet as usual.xo