Last year I finally got a black tree, 30" or so. On it hang Krampus ornaments along with other “irreverent” themes and it sits on TheMisterT’s dresser in our bedroom.
I picked up this fun “studded” fabric to make a skirt for it either late last year or early this. Since I worked towards having all our gifts ready and shipped off early this year, I had the time and the spirit left to actually get it made before the holiday! The buttons are vintage from the multi-generational button box (they were still on their card) and I think the cord trim was also vintage - either from my grandmother’s sewing things that I inherited or from a thrifted lot of trims. I had hoped I’d have something a little flashier in my trims stash, but even this small circle required almost 2 yards to do all the edges!
I need to figure out a better way to fasten the frog-like buttons than these hacked together gold elastics that were from bits saved off of packaging. But that can wait for another season.
It’s dark in this room, so the photos are not the best. Meh. Here is the whole “irreverent” set up including the Krampus Nutcracker I made early this year which inspired me to make this Indomitable Snowman Nutcracker last month.
I suppose there are a couple of things there that aren’t exactly “safe for work” and certainly they aren’t exactly classy, but nothing horribly egregious either - just dumb teen-boy-style humor. That said, I’ll avoid any kerfuffle and blur the photo.
ADDENDUM: I forgot to included this pic of the only time I remember using this super cool foot on my sewing machine that I have had for. like, at least a decade and a half.