As you may already know from my earlier blog posts, I am fully in to the Christmas Spirit this year, which is sooooo unlike me. Well this year, I truly am committed to this new Brittni who LOVES the Holidays, so much so, that I decided to actually decorate for Christmas and pick new colors, ornaments, etc. This year, I have been doing black and white buffalo check, white and a splash of red, and I am OBSESSED! It’s incredibly wintery and christmasy feeling! Our old decor was a red, black buffalo check and it had browns and was very cabin like. We had that for years, but this year I just simply was not in to it.
Because we changed it up, everything had to change! I had decided that I was not loving a tree skirt anymore, and had seen so many cute ideas in Pinterest, so I showed my Husband a few, and we decided to make a Tree Stand Box Like this; which my Husband was super excited to get to make. I also asked him to make a Stocking ladder, like this ; . I had recently purchased a sewing machine, so I decided to learn to sew and make new stockings as well. This was something I was super excited to do, because I haven’t sewn since sewing class in 7th grade! Because of that, I decided to have my Mom help me.
After purchasing black and white buffalo check fabric, and some thread, I drove to my moms and we got started! We took a stocking she had to use as an outline, and tweaked the drawing a little to make it look a bit more how I’d envisioned. After that, we cut out the drawing to make a stencil, pinned it to the fabric, then cut out the fabric. We then took the fabric and pinned it to aid in keeping the pieces together while sewing it.
I really wanted to customize my stocking to be different than the average one. Because of this, I decided I did’t want the hook tabs. I wanted to do ribbon that you could tie into a bow, Like this;. I also decided to have my Husband cut me some pieces of wood, and I was going to wood burn our names into them to hook on to them, Like this and also add a fun tassel, Like this. After a long day of cutting and sewing, we were able to finish the sewing the stockings, but not the add-ons. So I will be still needing to do that still. Which shouldn’t take long at all!
Honestly, they may not have turned out “perfect” to some, but they are PERFECT to me! They are made with some fierce mama Bear love! I love the imperfections, and I know my family will too! I can not wait to finish them up, and show y’all how they look once done!!!