I imagine that, if all of our belongings are ever in one place, that we will have lots of Christmas decorations to adorn our house. I have a box of Christmas goodies stored in our basement in Connecticut, one packed away (with a fake tree) in S. Africa, and now here in Texas we have our own small stash. I would also imagine that, all together, I have 12 stockings scattered between here and there. Well, I guess this is just reinforcing our dream of having a home (and by home I mean an actual physical structure) on different continents!
We really didn’t spend much on our real tree and plastic ornaments this year, but when it came time for stockings, I was a bit shocked at how expensive they were! That’s when I decided to try and make my own. Knitting them was going to take too long, so I opted to sew them.
I used this template but ended up making them with fleece and Christmas fabric. Thanks to fabric sales at Hobby Lobby, they were a fraction of the price of already made stockings plus I had fun making them!
I used leftover scraps to make some ornaments. I stuffed the inside with fiber fill and just sewed the fabric and fleece together with a ribbon hanging out of the top. I’ve always had visions of my tree being adorned with handmade ornaments, but this slightly nomadic life makes that pretty difficult. It does make me quite happy to see at least some handmade goodness on there!
Any handmade goodies adorning your tree?