A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

Fabric of the Week: Tree House Interiors


There’s something about this fabric line that is so lovely and sweet — whether you use it to reupolhster an old chair, make pillows for the guest room or a little girl’s dress — it’s a simple, whimsical print that for me evokes day dreaming of far off lands.

The dark fuchsia below is my favorite. Check out the entire Harlequin line at Tree House Interiors.


This is Where I’ll be in 48 Hours…


The hubby and I will be tramping across Australia, New Zealand and Thailand for three weeks… and we’re leaving today! After two very long flights I should find myself right smack dab in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. So today is my usual 12 hour working day — and tomorrow maybe a little sun bathing and a good novel. Actually, I’m quite looking forward to the simple fact that it’s summer on that side of the world.

I will continue to post all of my FAVORITE holiday inspiration daily (don’t worry… I have a few posts in the pipeline) and look forward to sharing a bit of my adventure details as well. Bon Voyage! (with a down under accent)

Handmade Christmas Stockings

Handmade Stocking Inspiration: Main

When I was a 12 or so, my cousin hand made stockings for each member in the family. I can’t think of a more personal and lovely gift to give during the holiday season! Mismatched, quilted, knitted, refashioned — what a neat vintage Christmas feel to have a series of handmade stockings hanging from the fireplace.

Stockings above by Made and the garland of stockings below found at Martha Stewart Living. The Furbish Theory on Etsy has designed these beautiful stockings (bottom of collage) out of simple, organic materials.

Handmade Christmas Stocking Inspiration 2

Handmade Stocking Inspiration

I’ve pulled together inspiration for your own handmade stockings using every kind of material you can think of. Don’t have the time to make stockings from scratch? Embellish store bought ones with buttons, broaches, lace or felt cut outs.

Handmade Stockings 7

Get the kids involved too — it will be a keepsake they hold on to for a lifetime. I still cherish my handmade stocking and honor it as a special gift by hanging it up each Christmas! MUCH more inspiration after the jump. Continue reading

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