Friday, December 19, 2014

DIY: Another Christmas Tree Skirt to Lady Skirt

Well, well, would you lookie here. Yet another tree skirt gone lady skirt in the hands of one tasteless gal. If I didn't obviously have a problem, I'd kinda feel sorry for the naked -n- skirt-less Christmas trees in my house. I mean, would you look at that poor tree behind me with it's wad of velour dumped at the base? Once upon a time, it had a lovely tree skirt -- oh, who am I kidding, it never had the chance of getting a tree skirt! Especially not a super cute faux fur Santa-stunt double of a skirt like this one. I mean, c'mon. It was just begging to be a lady skirt. 
I scored this gem a month ago whilst out thrifting with my moms-in-law. Who, bless her, even after all these years, is still a little taken aback by my tackiness. When I excitedly showed her my find, she was all, "That's cute." And when I proceeded to tell her that it's fate was to become a lady skirt was like, "Um, you're kidding. Right?

Like, no. Totes not kidding. I kinda fancy myself the Scarlett O'Hara of tree skirts. What she did with those drapes was simply amazingness...
Although, if we're being honest, my ensembles look a lil more like this...
Anybody else grow up watching Carol Burnett and loving every minute of it? 
Now this lil lovely only set me back $1.99. The only problem was that someone else really took to it thus making it difficult to start any sooner. C'mon, kitty! That's my tree skirt! 
 By the way, this was a breath away from being our Christmas card this year. That is until I dropped the ball and didn't make one at all. But if I had...
My apologies. We are working on our kitty-cat manners. Ahem.
 Now I can totally see why kitty-bear didn't wanna give the skirt up. It's so snuggly and soft, kinda like having a wreath of teddy bears wrapped around your hips (hey, there's an idea!). The only prob was that the fur made it impossible to install a zipper due to it's thickness. Fortunately, there was velcro on the back. Unfortunately, velcro is not so secure. To those patrons at the local coffee shop that mighta seen more of me than they had bargained for (a little candy-striped booty with that latte?) my sincerest sorry, not sorry. You know you liked it.

[If you are new to this blog, welcome!. My name is Cassie and I have a slight tree skirt obsession. Please visit Exhibit A, B and C if you don't believe me. Thank you.]
 And now for today's giveaway! How about a Vintage Christmas Craft Book, y'all!
Each page looks like this. Wonderment, amiright? Here's how you can enter to win:

1. If you haven't had a chance to "follow" this blog either on bloglovin or by clicking the icon on the right of your computer screen, please do. I'd totally appreciate it, y'all. 

2. Leave me your email in the comments (so I can let you know if you won!). AND tell me what you want for Christmas! I'm hoping Santa brings me a phone that's not from 2004. But I've not been very good this year, so, there's that. Can't wait to hear from you!
As for yesterday's winner that would be...Marsha Silver! Congrats, friend! 
By the way, so sorry for the super late post. After a hectic day at school, the hubs and I hopped in the car and drove 3 hours to Gatlinburg, Tennessee! We're here for a couple days of hiking and, well, more hiking. So tomorrow's post will prolly be just as late as this one. Regardless, I'll see you tomorrow with the winner and another round of giveaway goodness! 
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  1. love the book! Will have all I want for Christmas--the day after my kids and grandkids will all be together at my house! yay!

  2. Anonymous12/19/2014

    I want a new phone as well - or at least one that doesn't freeze anytime I try to open an app ... or call ...

  3. All I want for Christmas is a craft/sparkle-Athlon with Cassie!!! Keep the tacky wacky wonderfulness a'comin sister!!!


  4. Ooh! Great book! I'm hoping for some kitchen items for Christmas...nothing huge, just those little things I've realized are really useful but that I don't actually own. I follow on Bloglovin. And you can find me at missionamanda at gmail dot com.

  5. I want some new sewing patterns for Christmas!

  6. I requested a nice travel coffee mug and a gift card to Joanne's fabrics.

  7. I want some modcloth swag and time to rejuvenate along with early spring cleaning of my house complete... Because we all know that won't happen once spring semester starts! Kellycreatesart at gmail

  8. Love the book. I really don't need anything, but I always love books.

  9. Im hoping for a serger to help rock out more sewing. My little Simple Singer is mad at me for sewing faux fur on it :/

  10. Anonymous12/21/2014

    I'd love this doll! I run a Hobbycraft Dept in a Canadian federal prison, and I think it would make a great "pin cushion" for the shop (dressed in inmate attire, of course!). Nooooo... I did NOT say Voodoo doll.... I said Pin Cushion!!!!! LOL :D


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