Late to the Christmas Party

Ok, so I'm late to the Christmas party, sue me!  As I mentioned here we welcomed the awesome PD so we're a little behind.  We did just take down our xmas decorations yesterday so technically this post is still me.  We all wanted to enjoy the xmas feeling just a little longer so I'm not going to apologize.

My parents came to visit for 2 weeks when PD was born.  Most of the time we just sat around and stared in awe at our newest addition, but we were able to be productive.  I've mentioned before that my parents are amazing quilters and I've been learning quilting and sewing in general from them.  I am no where near their abilities, but I'm definitely improving.  I haven't sewn through my finger in a while...true story..that did happen!  eek.  I solicited some guidance from them in order to make my tree skirt and stockings.  I looked around on Pinterest for some instructions on making a tree skirt, but I found it too hard to follow directions so I do what I am best at--I winged it.  I didn't measure or use a pattern for this tree skirt, so I really don't have any instructions to share, just the finished product.  Here she is.

I really wished I had trimmed that branch.  I don't know what I was thinking, but I didn't.  I made the skirt out of a cream colored burlap and cream lace.  I stenciled on the C with some leftover graphite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I had on hand. 

I made a few stockings to match the living room colors of gray/yellow/white/black.  I used the same technique of tracing an old stocking (very technical) as I did in my Burlap Stockings post I did last year. 

I just love this fabric.  It's holiday-ish without being overly themed.  Once I cut the linen fabric using the dollar store stocking as a template I cut this fabric for the top cuff of the stocking.

I then stenciled the letters for our family on the front again using the Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Graphite.

Here is how they turned out.  I love them.

So there you go.  The holidays can officially be over in my book now that I got this post up...finally!