Tuesday, December 20, 2011

When the Spirit moves...

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 added?

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!

Find more holiday spirit here:

Happy Holidays everyone!


  1. Cassie - Your stockings are so sweet! Love the clock faces (of course!), and the bits of sparkle are just the right touch! Merry Christmas to you and your partners in junk!!

    Hugs, Kathy

  2. Love your stockings. And you added just the right touches to them.

  3. Everything looks so lovely!!

    Hugs~ Annie

  4. LOVE your darling stockings! Wish I could sew!


  5. Hey, better late than never, Cassie! lol! Your stockings are just adorable with the embellishments! Merry Christmas to you! :)

    xoxo laurie

  6. Beautifully done! Simple, elegant and classic. Love the understated bling in your decorating.

  7. I love the stockings, Cassie! Thanks so much for your nice comments on my Bachman's post!

  8. Well, whose the queen of embellishments now?? Love all the different bits and baubles you used, Cassie...hard to decide which one I like best..they are all so cute!

  9. I'm impressed! Law...I never get any ideas 'til the day before!!!
    Merry Christmas!


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