And so here are our Christmas stockings, which I made by using an old one for a template and looking at some photos online. They're a bit plain, but will do until I figure out how I want to sew our names onto them. I spent less than $10 to make all four, and for Byron's and Charlie's, I used green velour-ish fabric I already had. The lining I also had on hand. I kind of like "off" Christmas colors, but...
|...mine and Akea's are fuscia. I did a very non-Type-A thing and let her pick out the fabric, okay? (Oh, and they're hanging on the wall because we don't have a mantle at the moment.)|
|I love this border I found!|
|I think this was less than $3 per yard, on clearance. It's some sort of British-style fabric. I found this skirt on the Anthropologie website and will probably shoot for a similar style.|
|Here is a favorite skirt of mine that I'll use for a pattern for this fabric:|
|I fell in love with this a couple weeks ago and it finally went on sale this past week! The new skirt will be a bit longer than the one I'm using as a template.|
And though we're past Thanksgiving, several events this week have reminded me to remain thankful and steadfast in the midst of trials. Included was an unexpected and totally selfless gift from friends, and Sunday's sermon at church was insanely apropos given that I'd been thinking about the following verse for the past couple weeks. I'll leave it with you now; my wish is that it gives you the hope it gives me:
The Lord of Hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge.