Plain old white Christmas lights are *yawn* bor-ring. I need color. And shiny things. Silver tinsel and mismatched ornaments that all have a story. Things that flash on and off and those vintage colorful tree lights that have the potential to burn your house down. You know, the ones that have a bubbler every so often. That is what I remember as a child. That is what makes me think of Christmas.
I made some stockings this week. J and I technically had our first Christmas as a married couple last year, but we were honeymooning in Puerto Rico at the time (I know, poor us). This is the first year that we are decorating our house and I realized that it is time for us to start collecting ornaments and decorations of our own. These stockings are the first installment. I drew a stocking shape on a piece of paper for a pattern and used it to cut from two different fabrics. One side is green and red, the other side and cuff are a shiny metallic red. I had to add some pom pom trim to finish them off. So much better than store bought stockings, don't you think?
Wishing you all a very shiny, flashy, mismatched and colorful Christmas!