Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sleeplessness & Super Simple Christmas Stockings

Dear consecutive night shifts where I work 7 pm to 7 am,

You're messing with my sleep schedule.
It's 1:09 am.
I should be asleep.

And I just used to work "sleeplessness" in my post title.
Is that even a word?
Apparently it is.
I googled it.
"a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep"
AKA insomnia.
But it's the most ridiculously long word I've ever used in a title before.
And speaking of my title.
It's quite the tongue twister.
Try saying that 10 times fast.

It's not that I'm unwilling to sleep.
I've just only been awake since about 2 this past afternoon.
Not even 12 hours awake yet.

So please, can I have my sleep schedule back?
Pretty please?
With sugar on top?


A Strict Morning Person being forced to become a Night Owl

I just don't feel tired.
So I thought I'd blog a little.
So please ignore my random ramblings.

It's 1:16 am now.
I'm allowed to be a little more crazy than normal.
Plus one of those creepy movie trailers just came on the tv.
While I'm home alone.
In the middle of the night.
Not to mention some neighbor of mine was cutting some stuff with a saw a few hours ago at 11 pm.

Ok, Courtney. Nobody wants to listen to your jabbering. Get on with the post now.

Thanks inner voices for getting me back on track.

Anyways, I had been on the hunt for the perfect Christmas stockings.
I wanted something cute that would match my colors.
But not cost an arm and a leg.
And I couldn't find anything I wanted.
{insert whining, feet stomping, pouting}

So, whatever, I said.
I'll make something myself!

And here's what I came up with....

First I got some of those cheap 97 cent stockings from Walmart.
Kinda ugly, but has potential.

Since my colors are red and lime green, I knew I needed to incorporate that green more.
I bought some green fabric from Walmart.
Then I simply sewed it over the white portion.
I folded the green over the top and sewed around the rim.
I also sewed the ends down the side.
You could probably hot glue the fabric down too if you didn't want to sew it.
Please ignore my wrinkled fabric.
Blame it on the fact that I don't own an iron yet.

The next thing I did was hot glue some polka dot ribbon to merge the two colors.

At this point I was super excited how they were turning out, but they needed a little more.
So I made some rolled felt flowers and glued them to the stocking.
They remind me of holly berries too!

And voila!
I now have stockings on my mantle!

Well, I think sitting here typing this helped settle me down.
So I'm going to go crawl into bed for a nice rest :)


Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

Love the cute stocking update. :) Hope you get some sleep soon!

Chrissy said...

These are so cute!! Love the dots with the green and red!! :)

Christina said...

these are super cute!!! I also made over some dollar store stockings...love!!

Lisa said...

These are really cute! Great way to dress up those cheap stockings!

Hope you can get some sleep : )

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