We always give the girls a gift on Christmas Eve. Most of the time it's an ornament, last year it was stocking holders. This year it's stockings.
I wanted the stockings to reflect each individual person while still "matching". I spent an hour at Hancock's looking around, and in the end James was the hardest to find something that matched the rest of us. In fact, I just couldn't find anything I though he would like that went super well with the others. SO, I ended up having to change a detail. I had planned on the main part of the stockings being dark blue with the lining being the different material for each person. I ended up changing that to black, which I was on the fence about as I bought it but am now happy with. After all, I want our stuff to be unique (duh, that's why I'm making it), and how many people have black stockings?
From right to left, we have James, me, Kelcie, Kairi, Cady, and the last bit of a bolt that I just HAD to have because I liked it though I had no clue what I'd make with it.
Anyway, I was ironing all the material this morning and realized how super thing the black is. How plain it is. It needs something...I dunno, texture? Then I remembered I had some black and dark brown burlap remnants. The burlap would totally give it texture! I've been wanting to make a tree skirt, too, and I've really liked the ruffled ones I've seen - including some in burlap. I could make a skirt and include a black burlap ruffle to tie it to the stockings. I could use stuff I have left to make ornaments, and oh I could use the brown on the back of the music material to make ornaments, too!
THEN I remembered the fat quarters I won a while back. I could use the burlap with them to make more decorations (ornaments, pillows, whatever) and tie them in, as well. Maybe find a green or red or blue or all three colors of burlap?
Can you see it in your head like I do? Am I crazy? Do you think it'd look cute or just weird?