Day 2 - Trees and Ornaments

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Happy Monday everyone. Don't forget to leave a comment today to enter our blog anniversary giveaway (read the instructions posted yesterday if you don't know what I'm talking about).

I'm so bowled over by your comments. Thank you everyone. I will not be able to respond to everyone of them this week but I love hearing from you and especially those who have been reading my blog but haven't commented before- thank you! You all inspire me! I'll be stopping in to the blogs where my giveaway is posted today.

I think I've got some fun prizes planned this week. And this week of prizes is open to everyone - international.

Today's featured prize is 2 things. One of the house ornaments I made, pictured above, and . . .
one of these very fun fabric Christmas trees. So both items will be in this prize, if you win and you could pick this.
I first saw these trees on Whip Up Blog. If you don't know that blog - bookmark it. It is a good one and full of so many fun projects. The Whip Up blog was featuring an idea from The Small Object blog. As soon as I happened on this tutorial/free pattern I knew I wanted to make these trees. They are very quick, easy and delightful. I thought the top needed something special so I added some buttons on them and used fabric for the trees that some of my friends have given me. (Thanks again girls.) I did enlarge the pattern just a tad because the originals are tiny. You really could make the house ornaments and these trees any size by just enlarging the patterns.

Thanks!

-nanette
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160 comments

LydaBabes Going Ons!!!! said...

I am getting in on the action....happy anniversary...Lyda

Leah S said...

I like the buttons on top. :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Day two, I just love a party! Love the trees, and you know i love the little houses. hapyy day to you and the girls!

Catherine said...

I love those little ornamens!! Think I have to make a few of the houses and trees - what great gifts!!

Jeanne said...

More cuteness! Please count me in for Day 2.
Jeanne :)

Kim said...

What darling trees. I especially love the stacked cone shape tree. Very FUN!! The button tops it off nicely!

Have a great day!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the link....lots and lots of tutes over there...

Lovely trees and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the house ornaments...

jlk said...

Too cute!

Amanda said...

How adorable are those! Thanks for sharing the link!

I blogged about your party today on my blog. I'll e-mail you just so you'll know.

Thanks, Nanette!

Nedra said...

I noticed the ornaments you were creating a few weeks ago, and I'm so happy they are part of your give away. This is so fun!

MichelleB said...

The trees are so cute. I saw them on Whip Up, but I haven't made any yet. I love your houses too.

Mary L. said...

Love those little trees and the houses too.

Darlene said...

Oh, I love the ornaments and the trees - beyond cuteness!

I'll post about your Party on my blog today - you can count on it. :-)

Eileen said...

Oh my goodnes.. you are going to be so busy this week. Everyone will be flocking here for your goodies!
I am enchanted by those trees.. I have not seen them before!

Pieceful Afternoon said...

I love the gifts for today - how in the world are you going to keep track of all of us coming to visit? You will certainly be busy - thanks for the fun - I am going to post on my blog now - so more people can come over and visit you.

Wonderful blog - and I want to make some of those trees too. I love blogs!

Purple and Paisley said...

i adore your little house ornaments...=)...what fun to hear from all kinds of visitors, huh?...=)

Susan said...

Very cute! The trees and houses go together so well.
I am posting about your blogaversary today.

Jackie said...

I'm back again for the second day of your party... yay! What lovely gifty items today. What terrific present toppers they would be when you are done wrapping!

Dawn said...

I'm back! A tree next to the house...what could be more cute! Jingle all the way!

Dianne said...

Those trees are precious! I'd love a chance to win!

Tina said...

I picked up some fabric trees from Joann's last year. Your trees remind me of them, I just think they are so cute!

Nancy said...

I'm back for round two! These little houses and trees are too too cute. My favorite part is the buttons on top.

Ruthie said...

I love the house ornament and the trees. What a nice blog....whip up is.

jenny said...

I've planned to sew ornaments for the past couple years - but never quite get around to it. Maybe this year I could make some of those trees...

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Day two and I'm still with you! Those little Christmas trees are very cute...I might have to look up that pattern.

Thanks for sharing it.

MGM

rachel griffith said...

oh how cute.
i LOVE those little house ornaments.
and the trees are SUPER cute.
{i think that buttons were a perfect additon.}

Sherri said...

Love the houses and the trees...I think I'm going to have to make some of those!!!

Linda said...

Whip up is such a good site, love your little trees. I'll be doing a post today so will include your party.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the website link. The trees and houses are really cute.

Anita said...

Happy anniversary! Sorry that I missed yesterday's post, I was baking Christmas cookies with three very good friends. I love the trees and the houses!
Happy holidays!

Mary Beth said...

Those tress are FABULOUS!! This blog is great to get you in the crafty Christmas spirit!

Rachel said...

So now I've got Day 1 and Day 2 covered! This is so much fun, I am crossing all my fingers and toes that I am a winner!!

Thanks so much!
Rachel

Pat said...

Just found your blog from Amanda (Busy Little Quilter) but I now recall hearing your name mentioned kindly by Kathy (Creative Urges) when she participated in the cottage block swap. I'm like to enter your giveaway, too. I'll go now and post about this on my blog. What FUN!!!

John said...

I'm baaa-aaack! Hope you're having fun with all of the love you're receiving on this happy Monday! I love those little trees ... I'm glad to hear you say they were quick & easy. I might have to try some ...

em's scrapbag said...

What fun ornaments. I've not seen the trees before. The houses were on my to do list. Now I'm adding the trees. Unless I get lucky and win. Hee hee.

Quiltersal said...

Oooh, count me in. I don't comment much on your blog but I check it everyday. I love your stuff! Creative and fun. Thanks for offering these wonderful prizes. Pick me, pick me!

Trisha said...

So fun that you are doing a week long giveaway! Your house ornaments are cute. Love the trees, so fun!

Alissa said...

I love your fabric choices!! Nice and Christmas-y without being cheesy! Love these little trees.

Sue Cahill said...

I love those trees, too cute!!
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Anya said...

Great giveaway. COunt me in. Thanks.

hetty said...

Happy Day 2! Your houses and trees are so cute!

Carla said...

The little houses are so cute! Love the trees too.

Joanna said...

Oh Nanette those ornaments and trees are adorable! I like your fabric choices on the trees much more than the original:)

Natalija said...

Greetings from Italy :)
Your creations are amazing!!!
I posted info about your blogoversary on my blog:
http://natalijaskomare.blogspot.com/2008/12/nanettes-blog.html

jacquie said...

this is such fun! leave it to you to do a week long celebration. i'll post about your anniversary when i get home tonight. have a fun day!

Melissa said...

Nanette! This is great!! I love your ornaments!!

belinda said...

WOW...i've never been to a week long party before!...it sorta reminds of one of those "progressive dinner parties"....i lingered and ogled over the cute little trees.

Alisa said...

I did download the pattern to the little trees as well. Your house ornaments are just lovely. I would love to own something made by your very own hands! Looking forward to day three.

Amy said...

Loving the ornaments--so cheerful! I'm covering my bases here--not sure if today's comment on yesterday's post counts for today so I'll comment again on today's post to be sure. I'm so confused. ;-)

Dionne said...

I love the ornaments (and your beautiful quilt for FnP!) I'm rather sorry I wasn't online yesterday, but I'm in the game today!
Cheers,
Dionne

Dionne said...

I love the ornaments (and your beautiful quilt for FnP!) I'm rather sorry I wasn't online yesterday, but I'm in the game today!
Cheers,
Dionne

Quilt Monkey said...

A week-long giveaway, how wonderful! I'm bummed that I didn't get to comment yesterday. Happy Blogoversary and thanks for the prizes!!

martameiga said...

Hi Nanette!
I am impressed with your blog and all your works! I hope this time my comment gets in time for the draw....
love from spain!

Marta

PS. Now I rush to start with the x-mas decorations, today is the day to put up the tree...

LizA. said...

LOVE the trees! They are just darling!

~D Spack~ said...

More fun today Nanette! Great buttons on the tops of those fabric trees! I've got to go check those out!

Stephanie said...

This is fun. What darling houses and trees. Who could ever decide which one if they win???

calicodaisy said...

I'm here for day 2. I love the little houses.

Carrie P. said...

Those little trees are darling. I think that it is so neat that your blog is dedicated to your mom too. I wondered where the name came from and now I know.

sheddy said...

Count me in for day 2.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Cute ornaments, now if I could only get in gear and get my tree up!!

Des said...

Lovin' the houses!!! And the trees are darling.

Yes, Yes, Des, is my mantra. I've certainly sang No, No Nanette plenty of times. :)

audreypawdrey said...

Those trees are so cute! I need more time...

Annette said...

Now I have a new project. I just have to try those trees. They are so cute and I really like the buttons on top. Thanks for the idea.

Tracey said...

The ornaments are adorable. They look like a lot of work. You have been busy. Count me in.

Messy Karen said...

the only thing better than free tutorials. is when friends share them with us. thank you Nanette. love the extra touch with the buttons on top.

CJ said...

Cute ornaments! I saw those trees on a blog just this weekend. Yours are adorable with the Christmas fabrics. Happy day 2!

RobinE said...

Very cute ornaments, and those trees are wonderful! I especially love the little buttons on top. :)

requilt said...

I love those little trees and I think I will have to go make some.
I so enjoy checking your blog and I now will make sure to check it every day.
Rita E in AZ
requilt (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kathie said...

day 2 it showed up on bloglines today the right day! Love the house ornaments they are just adorable, cute trees too
you amaze me with all you do!

Jenna Z said...

Ever since I saw those super cute trees, they have reminded me of pee-pee tee-pees (the little cones you put on baby's wieners when changing them so they can't spray you. Not to say they're not cute, but that's what they remind me of!

Marilyn said...

Those houses and trees are really cute....
Great Job


Marilyn

Catherine said...

Love the house and the trees...will file them away in my mind for use at school...could make them with my class next year!! Cathy

grendelsmom said...

I like both the ornaments and the trees, but especially your tree toppers! Way more fun than the original!

Cheryl A said...

These are adorable!

Michaela said...

You are so generous with your whole week celebration! I just bought the baby quilt magazine and love your quilt. I am late for commenting on that one.
I love both ornaments.
I will post about you giveaway on my blog as well. Will email you.

Anina said...

Hi Nanette! My Google Reader somehow "kicked you out" and I had thought you'd stopped blogging until I saw a link to your blog somewhere today. Strange!
Love your little trees!

jlevy3 said...

Happy Monday! Ooh, I'll have to check out the Whip it up site, thanks! I'm loving this fun contest! --Jen in NY

annemarie said...

Love those trees and your blog. Happy anniversary.

quiltcat said...

oh this little things are beautiful.
great work from you.
your blog is very nice and I will look here often
much greetings from austria
elfriede

Doris said...

Great decorations, I love them all!

Kate said...

A whole week? I love your stuff.
Congratulations

another amy said...

Happy Day 2. Can't wait for more.

erica e said...

those little trees are the cutest! as always, i LOVE your choice of fabrics.

jennyflower said...

Cool!-I've long lurked and now I just hope my feed updates me in time!

Gezina said...

Happy Blog Anniversary - count me in!!

R.H. said...

What a cute lil tree. Great way to use up those scraps of fabric that we keep not knowing what they will every be used for. These would make wonderful gifts for friends and co-workers. I love your ornaments as well. Count me in, this should be 3 for me!

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love checking our your blog! Please add me to the drawing.

Carolyn J. said...

I love those little trees.....I'll have to check out that tutorial.

Wendy said...

You amaze me! Every blog is packed with the cutest items! The trees are so cute and the button on top is genius! Do you have a pattern for the Freda's Hive quilt behind your mother's picture? I love quilts with many fabrics. Why use 5 when you can use 30? Please enter me in the give away and thanks for sharing your world with us out in computerland! :-)

Fiesta said...

Nenette as usual both are adorable!
of course they would look lovely in my home.

Shari said...

Happy Day Two of Anniversary Week! Love the little houses and the trees... the trees... you have done a great job! It's one thing to have a pattern, another to actually make it successfully!
Fantastic!
Merry Christmas!

shelley said...

WOW, so many comments yesterday, and already today!! Alot of people know you! I will have to check the tutorial on those trees - how about some made with whites and creams? They would be lovely! Thank you for the inspiration!

Judy said...

Happy "Blog" Anniversary. It goes by fast doesn't it? Please count me in.

Gracie said...

Love the trees. Happy Anniversary

Nedra said...

Just checking back in. Wow. You are up to 94 comments already! This is a poplular one!

Cami said...

I love the buttons! So cute!

Lurline's Place said...

Wow! - 96 comments to scroll through - I'm back again as usual - love the little trees, must check out the tutorial!
Hugs - Lurline!

Julia said...

Checking back today to see what more fun things you have done...What fun darling trees!
Please add me to the drawing. I'll post you on my blog..
Hugs

Kim said...

the trees look like something Dr Suess which is a very good thing. Very whimsical....

Candace said...

I just love the little trees, and oh my, I better go amend my post today as I forgot to mention your giveaway, Nanette!
Cheers!

Lovie said...

What cute little cone Christmas Trees.

Kerry said...

Hi Nanette,
Happy Monday to you too, however it's Tuesday here! It is fun to drop by and see what you are up to each day!

SandyQuilts said...

Love love love the trees.

Lady of the Cloth said...

happy anniversary. I'm glad you are here for my enjoyment, I'm sure others are too!
I want to get in the drawing too! How fun.
Carline

Sandi said...

Nanette,
You may set a record for comments. The houses are cute but those trees are just darling. I remember when I first came to your blog and started e-mailing you that I kept thinking you were Freda and couldn't remember your name was Nanette. Finally, I read your early posts and it finally clicked in my head to thing "you, Nanette and Freda, your mom". :-) I remember thinking I should check to see if you had posted yesterday but you don't usually post on Sundays so I didn't. I popped in this morning before the day got busy and am just now getting back to comment. I printed out the house pattern and I think I will go now and do the tree one. Do you realize how much fun you provide to all us bloggers!!!!!

Fran said...

adorable small houses and very cute little christmas trees. Happy Anniversary and I hope that the next year will be as productive and fun for you as was this past one. You always have happy things going on this blog. Love to visit.

~~Fran...:c)

Loralynn said...

They are so cute! I can't decide which one I like best! I have a thing for little houses and your trees are darling too!

girlville said...

oh the trees are SO cute! you did a great job on them. i like the little houses a lot too.

deputyswife said...

Those are so cute!

Sandy said...

Those trees are just too adorable. And I agree the buttons are a good addition.

jodie said...

Love those houses!

Marsha said...

I love these trees. Thanks for the link to get to them. Just found your blog and will be sure to post it on mine once I get off of work. Can't wait to win!

The Demanding Doll said...

Too cute. Thanks for sharing the websites too. :)

GARI said...

112 comments before me, how will I ever win anything?

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary Day 2. Thank you for visiting my blog. It is so much fun blogging. It is really snowing here tonight 7 inches by morning. The little trees are sooooo.... cute.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love those trees!! Happy blogiversary!!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Nanette,
Just wanted to wish you a happy one year blog anniversary!
Your beautiful quilts and fun sewing projects are always a joy to see.

Kimberly :)

Natasha said...

Congrats on your BIG 1 year! You do beautiful work as well!!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Those little trees are so clever ~ and the houses remind of Dr. Suess.

Please do include me in your drawing. I'll run right over and post your giveaway in my sidebar!

Christmas blessings,
Lea

Judi said...

I commented yesterday, but can't seem to find it anywhere. I am a 'newbie' at this bloggin and leaving comments thing, but I sure love your blog and check in with you everyday anyway. Thanks for always being a bright spot in my day. Hugs

Threeundertwo said...

I just love your blog! These trees and houses are so great.

Ginger Patches said...

Well I'm glad I opened my blog lines ahead of schedule this week :) Happy Blogiversary Nanette! Those trees are so cute!

Dianah said...

The trees are so cute!!! My 2 year old is surfing the net with me. As soon as she saw she said "I need that for Chirstmas." I think Santa is going to be confused when she askes for one.

Dy

Torina said...

Love the ornaments!!

magikquilter said...

ooohhh lovely would adore
to win these

Sherry said...

Happy Blogiversary! I can't believe I missed yesterday. I love the house ornament & the fabric tree...too cute. Thanks for offering such great prizes.

JoAnna said...

Oh my, you're sure getting the comments! A friend led me to your blog a few weeks ago and I've been "checking in" since then. I love your work!

vicki said...

Happy anniversery!!!
I would like to join the party. I those trees are darling.

Patricia said...

Dear Nanette,
You are amazing!! How do you get so much done??? I love your trees and of course the houses are adorable. I have one on my tree as we speak!
Love ya tons,
Tricia

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Nanette,
I need to hang with you~you get so much done. We really need to have a play date!!!
Nadine

Poerava said...

Awesome trees, much better than the real thing IMO.

Kathi said...

Very cute. Can't wait to see all that you have in store for the week!

Cheri Cerny said...

What a neat idea! Happy Anniversary!!

whimzeestitches said...

Happy Anniversary yet again -- I think I commented on yesterday's post too late. Great blog - keep it up!

sallgood said...

Happy Anniversary, and thanks for all your fun posts! I think your houses and trees are so cute!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love those trees! I will be making my own . . . maybe next year :)

carolyn said...

OMG!! I missed it again, and I am still Carolyn and not Sydney. Can you imagine the day I have had!!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the house ornaments. ANd the free patterns looks like so much fun to make! think I'll try it.

julie said...

Just love those trees. I must do one. what a great idea, and free too....yeah!

KSedlak said...

This is really fun to see what you have to offer us each day of the week. These houses and trees are just adorable.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Melanie said...

What gorgeous houses! I made some trees similar I think from Wee Wonderfuls last year, if you fancy mixing your forest a little. they are gorgeous. Thank you for hosting these giveaways. Thank you also for making this international. Being in the UK I am a little reluctant to enter giveaways for big things as I know the postage can be steep for a person already being very generous.

Mam said...

Love the little trees! Just one more thing to add to my to do list.

Tracey said...

Nanette, I want to try to win the giveaway, so here's my entry for today.

Kelley said...

You've been quite busy!

Congratulations on the anniversary!

Kigwit said...

I love the trees. I think I should make some. It might convince the boys to leave the big tree alone!

Barb on cape cod said...

Those trees are the cutest darn thing I have ever seen!! I love you blog, Barb

suesueb said...

happy anniversary! a little late getting in on the action but better late than never!!

Wendy said...

Oh I know I am late for being considered for the give away for Monday, and that's OK; but I still wanted to say how much I have enjoyed what I have seen of your blog. Your mother sounds like she was a wonderful role model. God bless her, and other mothers like her. I have to also say I love your fabric Christmas trees and I am excited to try some. Oh yeah,Happy Anniversary! Keep up the good work!
Wendy

Sarah A said...

Those trees are so cute. What a fun way to highlight special christmas themed fabrics. I'm on my way to Whip Up to see what other goodies they have.

Sox said...

Prizes. I'm just here to win stuff.

Funky Kim said...

I definitely want to win one of your prizes! Woot!

Julia said...

(I know I'm too late)--Just wanted to say..I love the fabric trees tute too! I put jingle bells on top of mine! And your house are adorable !!! I love fabric houses

Breanna S. said...

Those are the cutest trees I have seen this year! Very good work and inspiring too.

Michaele said...

Happy Anniversary- what wonderful trees and houses! Colorful, happy, exactly what the holidays should be!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Nanette,
I thought I left a comment, so if I'm here twice just delete one. I went to go make a copy of the tree ornaments and forgot to leave a post.
Congratulations on your anniversary!
Great giveaways,
Bonnie

Jackie said...

You're so talented! I'm enjoying your blog and would like to be entered into your contest!

Peddlecar Quilts said...

Oh, love those darling little trees! Thanks for sharing!!

Bec said...

Very cute ornaments, please count me in. I love reading your blog, you are such and inspiration!
Bec

Rebecca said...

Those trees are so sweet! Good job!

Nanci said...

How absolutely cute is that tree!
I made trees from Readers Digests folded and spray painted when I was crafting with grandkids but these are just the best.