When the spirit moved for me the other day, I knew immediately I had to pull up my boot straps and move with it! And, in case you were wondering, I'm referring to Christmas decor...
I've had my tree and decorations up for a while now....just wasn't feeling very inspired or creative this year. Until I found these stockings I sewed last year and threw in a drawer! My goal for 2012 is "finish what you start" so what better time than the present to start!
The stockings are not your standard size....more for elves I would say. They are made out of osnaberg
fabric and embellished with some fun bits and pieces.
I adhered some old watch faces to some pleated ribbon, as well as the numbers 2 and 5....a nod to my junk sister Andrea.
Next up, an aluminum "C" for "Cassie" or "Christ" or "Christmas" and some jingle bells....for dashing through that snow we don't have just yet....
In secret anticipation of said snow, how about a sparkly snowflake ornament with a vintage button taking center stage?
What could be prettier than a vintage mother-of-pearl buckle? How about a m-o-p buckle with some rhinestone bling
I used twine to make loops for the stockings, and added some evergreen from one of my shrubs. Yes, the evergreen is dry. We need snow....shh...
They're small enough to hang almost anywhere...
Here they adorn a chippy, open shelf cabinet bottom....my make-shift mantel for the season!
Dear Spirit.....please move me much earlier next year!
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