Sunday, 3 November 2013

TA-DAH : the BIG TREE !!!!

In this post I've shown you a couple of trees and I've told you that soon I could have revealed you what idea I had for the big tree….

Today is the day!!!!!!

In the meantime, I've bought a canvas (60x90cm) on which I laid some pieces of crochet, like ….

….. clouds, raindrops, grass and some old felt friends (look here!)…..

I was playing with them for a while, just to find the right composition…

…..and I didn't forget these little guys, the right ones to complete this woodland scene….

….but I didn't want to leave the canvas in white, so I decided to use some ochre (it's what I had in my cupboard! I'm not really enthusiast about yellows, but, at the end, this was not a bad choice! Phew!) for the background…

….then….I just wanted to cry!!!! Honestly : do you imagine what does it mean to sew all this stuff on a canvas????? Note that the back wooden frame is quite annoying in projects like this one, because it force you to use a part of the canvas (when you have to use a needle!)….

So, after a couple of days, I decided to collect all my patience and some colourful threads…sigh….

….when I was in my half way in sewing the raindrops, I thought that maybe they could be better to be sewn in the centre rather than along the border….

…..but you know what ? You can learn only from mistakes !!!! Next time (?????) I'll going to sew the drops differently : today they are right fine in this way!!!! ;oD

This was the back of my canvas after all the sewing….!!!!!…..

I had to use the glue for the grass, because it lays along the border…..

….and for the creatures of the woods….DONE !!!!!

As you can see above, the border of the canvas has been glued with B&W gingham ribbon!

Now, this little "masterpiece" is hanging on one of the walls at the entrance of our home ….

….I just wanted to celebrate this event taking a picture of me (thank you Paolo!) with my canvas…

….. so you can smile with me!!!!!!! ;oD

If you are interested in some of the motifs used for this "piece of art" , well these are the patterns I have followed :

Everything is said, so…..

xxxxx Alessandra

Today link parties : Link your Stuff! , Craft Schooling SundayPin It Thursday and hookin hump day #58 link party fiber arts !!!! Join me and have fun!!! Thank you!!!!


  1. So much fun, what a fabulous way to use our little crocheted doo dads! A very unique piece that's actually much quicker to make than a sweater or a blanket, and could be a sweet baby gift too! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  2. So much fun, what a fabulous way to use our little crocheted doo dads! A very unique piece that's actually much quicker to make than a sweater or a blanket, and could be a sweet baby gift too! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  3. Bravissima!!! amazing work! Thumbs up! Giulia

  4. wow!wow!wow! i celebrate with you - horrayyyy...
    xxo, martina♥

  5. Ohhh wow, this is so nice! Yellow is a very good choice for the background and I beliefe to sew this is a terrible job! But you finished it and it looks great!

  6. It's so pretty and fun! Well done!
    I love it... Have a great Sunday, love from Mirjam.

  7. I like it very much! Well done!

    Have a nice day!
    Many greetings, Corine

  8. Complimenti Alessandra per la tua creatività. E' un bellissimo quadro per illuminare queste prime giornate autunnali.
    Ciao da Maria Luisa

  9. I like it very much - it's very creative and pretty. :)

  10. @ Maria Luisa : Grazie dei complimenti !!!!! Fanno sempre molto piacere!!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

  11. it's really wonderful, it's like a crochet art mural, or a crochet art poster don't you think?! this could start a new trend......! Heather x

  12. Wow it's absolutely amazing so unique just the sort of thing I love. :)

  13. BEAUTIFUL, GREAT, FANTASTIC. Those are my words for your tree. I love it. Love from Holland, X Tinie

  14. Absolutely beautiful, what a very very nice idea. You have a very creative mind. I love love love it!

  15. How sweet is this! Really nice idea :-)

  16. My goodness Ales...what a masterpiece and so vibrant. You can certainly feel proud of yourself because it is a beautiful work of art. I love the idea of painting with crochet!!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  17. you are so cute! how fantastic ale!! i love it!

  18. Aw, how amazing Alessandra! This is a real masterpiece by a true artist :) :)
    Alison x

  19. What a wonderfully colourful, happy scene! :-)

  20. Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhh!!!!!!
    GORGEOUS, Ale!!!! I loooove it!!!!! It is great!!!! really, a great work!
    Congrats and kisses from Catalonia!

  21. It's fabulous, I love it! xxxx

  22. Mitico Ale !Rallegra la tua casa e poi hai fatto le gocce di pioggia al posto della neve per Natale !
    Ti mando le castagne !

  23. That is just adorable and I love the vibrant gold background. Just lovely! Tammy

  24. I love this, what brilliant work Ale. I especially love the picture of you with it :o)...xx

  25. This looks so pretty, Ale!! Those vibrant colors brightened up the wall!! Great job!!

  26. Wow, this is fantastic!! It's so fun and colorful, and looks fabulous on your wall!!
    Kate :}

  27. Wauwww! This is really great! I don't speak English very well but I'm coming to follow you because Tinie said you have a very nice blog ... and she is right! :-)

  28. This is so cute, it really is a work of art! Display it proudly!! :)

  29. This is fabulous! I love your crochet tree!!!

  30. Wow, this looks great! Great idea for a childrens room!

  31. I love this! Thanks for linking up on Hookin On Hump Day!

  32. on which page is this diamond pattern because i have the book but did not find it
    Please help

    1. it's on page 36, the "try-color granny" !!!!
      xxxx Ale


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