Thursday, October 25

Four Day Blitz!

The Doc I work with is going out of town today. He won't be back in the office until Tuesday. I asked him if I could have some "time off for good behavior" and he said, "yes."  Now I have four days off to work on my projects!  :D

This morning I decided to try to make a pine tree. This great model railroad site that has lots of tutorials and photos of trees for inspiration. I decided to combine some techniques I found and try to make a pine tree with a bamboo stick and felt.



After I cut the circles out of felt, I covered them on both sides with fine turf using spray adhesive.

One of the railroaders used green Scotch Brite pads instead of felt. Very effective. I didn't have one of those so I used what I had on hand.

When the circles were dry, I cut little slits in the circles for branches and then glued them to the trunk.

My little tree doesn't look real, but I think it's kinda cute.  :D


Hope you have fun today!

I hope to actually get something done on my garden center!







15 comments:

Lavecinita said...

Una idea estupenda,habra que probarlo,te ha quedado genial!!!.un beso .Rosa

Giac said...

Hello Kathi,
I thjink the tree is charming. Is has fun cartoon type quality which I just l;ove.
Big hug, and enjoy the time off.
Giac

otterine said...

I LOVE IT!!! It is definitely super cute!

julia said...

Que lindo abeto.
Felicidades.
Mil besos...Julia.

Craftland minis und anderes said...

What a wonderful idea. You have done a great job.
Hugs from Craftland

Steinworks said...

some of the diorama makers use wire and limbs to make their trees

http://www.ghostofzeon.com/diy/trees/diotrees.html

but I usually just go to their tutorial section they have a nice selection and they don't mind sharing:)

http://fichtenfoo.com/forum/index.php?board=27.0

good luck making those trees

Love
Marisa :)

Steinworks said...

PS that cluster foilage they keep talking about in the tutorial...that's just crushed up green flower foam

buy a block of it and crush it yourself

Kathi said...

Thanks for the links Marisa. Very helpful. :D

Ilona said...

Hi, this tree is wonderful. Its color is very natural and well done, Kathy. Thanks for sharing the links!
Have a nice weekend and a couple of days off. Hugs, Ilona

Janice said...

I think it is cute too. Enjoy your days off.

Caseymini said...

Cute tree, Kathi. I like it the way that it is.....What happened to the coffee shop? Are you working on both at once???I am getting confused, trying to keep up.LOL

Kathi said...

Casey, my six year old attention span has drifted off again. :D I'm working on "something" all the time. Not sure exactly what the final outcome will be. Or even IF there will BE a finished project over here?!

Lucille said...

Your tree is amazing, Kathi! So glad you're getting some time off. It will do you the world of good. Thanks for the link.

Tatiana said...

Привет!
У Вас получилось натуральное дерево. Замечательная идея. Спасибо за то, что поделились своей работой.
Татьяна

Fabiola said...

Your tree is amazing. I like!
Bye Faby