Friday, October 3, 2008

Day 1....

Helllllllo everybody. Today was day one of giant giant giant sequoia's construction. His Trunk is officially in existence. I was so nervous before i started but now i know it is going to be ok. My sewing machine didn't really like it very much, i did break a few needles, but its a small price to pay for the awesomeness that this tree will be when he is done. i think he will be done, minus his frame tomorrow.

I enlisted my lovely friend Christina to come and help me get all of this under control. She flew all the way from my home town, Jacksonville (Florida) here to los angeles for the week to help me. It has been so awesome to have some one to bounce ideas off of and get feedback from. Christina is just getting her Etsy shop underway, its still in its setting up stages but i know what shes capable of and it will be awesome when she has is stocked :) you can visit her shop here.

So here are some images from todays very serious craft session.

I had a photo of mr. giant sequoia printed out on a large format printer to use as a pattern. I know what your thinking, wow what a great idea! yeah...... i know ;) it wasnt my idea. it was justin's. freakin brilliant.

So, we shall meet again tomorrow big tree, and i will finish you once and for all.........


Tara said...

Wow, I wish I could see it in person, it looks like an awesome project! Thanks for sharing the process!

info said...


congrats on the great undertaking of uber giant tree. the hardest part is getting started, right?? great to see it underway. happy sewing


The Great Ethan Allen said...

Can't wait to see the finished tree! My wife is a fan of your trees. She is looking forward to seeing it as well.

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