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The Little Tree

crocheted tree with jewelry decorations

The Little Tree

Happy Holidays, and thanks for looking at my photos this year!

It’s a very little tree—one I made, in fact! I crocheted the shape and stuffed it with (clean) old socks all snipped up, and it’s decorated with all my single earrings, charms I don’t like, pins, cufflinks and other assorted unwanted jewelry, festooned with a gold chain and a strand of tiny clear plastic beads and topped with a crystal earring. An ankle bracelet holds it on the tree.

I had intended to make several of these for friends, but only made one so far and decided to photograph it so I’d remember what it looked like, and so that I could write down the pattern for the crochet. We had had a nice snow, so I used the warm morning light to photograph it in its “natural state”, and it looked quite cute!

Maybe I’ll get a start on these for next year while I’m on a roll. In the meantime, enjoy your holiday weekend! I’ll have some…interesting holiday lights to post later.


The Starry Night

tree with lights
tree with lights

The Starry Night

This night was full of stars near our community tree. I used my old cross-screen filter simply held in front of my lens to create the stars of the brightest lights on the tree and the tree-top star itself. As a bonus, it was clear enough to see the stars in the sky, though they weren’t bright enough to flare on the filter. Looking off into infinity, from our little tree with its stars out to the universe itself, was a beautiful sight on a cold winter night.