I used trims from Stampin' Up! as well as fabrics and lace from my stash and my local Value Village. So, use the instructions for my Tree Skirt as a guide.
After sorting the pieces I brewed-up a large pot of strong tea. (5 Red Rose teabags in about 3 gallons of water, boiled for 5 minutes.) Submerge and stir the fabric in the tea until it is twice as dark as you'd like. Vary the intensity by leaving some pieces longer than others. Some of mine only stayed in the tea for 15 minutes, some for 2 hours. Wash and dry the fabrics again.
I cut my pattern from the larger fabric pieces first. I got 4 lace sections and 2 linen sections.
Leave 1/4 in. seam allowances at the sides.
I made 2 pieced sections.
I sewed rows of Victoria Crochet trim (118481) and Very Vanilla 1/8 in. Taffeta ribbon (119960) to the plain cotton inserts in this section.
To this plain linen section, I sewed a heart shaped doily found at a craft store and embellished it with a flower and ribbons.
-cut 18 in. of Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle ribbon (127840)
-fold lengthwise and sew a running stitch and gather into a circle
-sew to the Tree Skirt
-thread a tapestry needle with Crumb Cake seam binding (122332)
-weave the seam binding through the thread spokes, twisting and shaping the petals
-arrange the ribbon and stitch the knots to the Tree Skirt
woven ribbon heart surrounded with Neutrals Designer buttons (119743).
yoyos to embellish a section.
The large rose was made from Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle ribbon (127840) loosely coiled and stitched.
The No-Sew 3/8 in. Taffeta ribbon flowers are my own invention. But, you'll have to sew them to the doily.
Here's a close-up of the flowers.
After embellishing the sections I hemmed the opening edges and sewed lace to the outer edge and the centre.