stockings and Christmas tree decorating

Remember Wonder Woman?

I think I was seven when I first saw her and her amazing headband.

She would stand with her hands on her hips looking totally amazing with her hair blowing in the wind and her cape streaming out behind her and she’d stare bad guys down and look them in the eye with all the disdain of someone who rocks four inch heel boots and a giant over-sized bronze belt.  Then, in a blink of an eye, she’d reach up and grab that headband and send it swirling across the stratosphere and knock that terrible no-good guy flat on his back.

I wanted to be her.

I wanted to have superpowers.

But more importantly……

….I really really really wanted that headband.

ornament on tree

Yesterday I came close.

It wasn’t a headband and I wasn’t really facing any bad guys and that style wise that belt might be a stretch (literally) with my yoga pants and WalMart t-shirt.

But my bobby pin and I rocked a Christmas tree like we could leap tall buildings with a single bound.

Oops.

Wrong superhero reference.

fabric Christmas tree

We decorated this entire tree by making all the ornaments and shopping the Christmas boxes up in the attic.

You see the fabric line is LIVE.  I know….right?

In stores as we speak.  Thousands of bolts of fabric winged their way across America to shops from Alaska to Texas.

Can we pause just a moment and let that sink in?

Truly.

I think my right pinkie shook just a little in disbelief as I typed that sentence.

You can check here for a store near you or you can order it online.

And to celebrate I did what any blogger does when it’s 20 degrees and I’m in the middle of decking the halls….

…..I decorated a Christmas tree.

ornament

I made simple easy ornaments like this one with wire and fabric.

fabric ornament

Or this one.

rag garland

And I made tons of these easy to make rag garlands for the tree and I’ll be sharing all these tutorials soon.

Then I shopped the Christmas tubs and came up with white snowflakes and stars and simple red ornaments and raided the trim stash for pom pom trims and finished it off with fabric as the tree skirt.

It all came together in a couple of hours.

And when I stood back and looked at the tree I was amazed.

Super powers….I’m telling you.

You can see the entire line of fabric and all the local stores that sell it here (we are adding new stores every day).

And you can order it online here.

Or maybe I should just sell those super power bobby pins instead. 🙂

Comments

  1. Image for michele michele

    that's a super tree! love the fabric ornaments...trying to think of projects for the new year,a little busy now...just wanted to let you know how wonderful the tree ,and your home looks.

  2. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Well, this is going to be a quick hello because I am a fabricholic and I simply love to look and smell fabric. I know it's crazy but I have yards of fabric that I'm saving for just the right project. I can't resist fabric. So have a great day -- now I have to go look at fabric. :-) Hugs!!

  3. Image for Terri Terri

    ummmmmmm..... I didn't actually READ all the other comments... but ... silly me.... I thought you WERE WONDER WOMAN!!! ?? So..... just in case you had a momentary lapse of memory, You are Wonder Woman!!!!!!! No go get that headband and continue to amaze us .. me!!! ( love the tree..... fabric is awesome and I am checking it out now!!)

  4. Image for BethF BethF

    We need a Christmas in July post so I can get started making ornaments and rag garland!!! Just a plug for early tutorials! :)

  5. Image for Sue Sue

    Karianne, as I sit here dabbing my eyes after reading your blog today, I am so happy for you. Simply fabulous you are! I love your new fabric line. I see more shopping in my future. Thank you for the retail therapy opportunities ahead:) Wishing you continued successes. Your friend, Cali Sue.

  6. Image for Terie Terie

    CONGRATULATIONS! That is a great accomplishment! Well, I guess I will be heading out to Paducah to see the fabric line. May as well swing by and visit my daughter at WKU as well. From the East Side to the West Side. Im sure you are THRILLED!

  7. Image for Velia Velia

    Congratulations to you on your new endeavor, may you have much success. The christmas tree looks devine. Best to you Karianne.

  8. Image for mary beth mary beth

    Yay, my sis in law lives in Arlington Heights! Looking forward to picking up yards of your fabric on the way to family parties. (now how about adding Susan Marie's Sewing Center in Palos Heights, IL, to carry your line. I'd be able to walk there!) So exciting and do I dare tear some of your gorgeous fabrics to make my own rag garland?

  9. Image for Cindy Cindy

    KariAnne...you don't need the headband! You have red lipstick and purple toenail polish:D And it works for you girl! So excited for your fabric line- CONGRATS! Tree looks adorable:)

  10. Image for NormaJean NormaJean

    Checking out Stitchers Garden in Franklin, TN next time I'm down that way. Planning on doing a little name-dropping while I'm there. So excited for you, Karieanne.

  11. Image for Lori G. Lori G.

    I hear Wonder Woman and Superman are dating now, so maybe she can leap tall buildings. Your garland is the cutest.

  12. Image for Susan Susan

    YAAAAAAYS...it's here...I'm sooooooo excited, girl!!!! I'm glad to know we can order your beautiful fabric online since no stores near me are offering it yet...thank you for the information! And thank you for sharing your gorgeous tree with us...I never would've thought of sewing ornaments out of pretty fabric, but this is a wonderful idea! Is anyone more creative than you? I do not think so...Wonder Woman can't hold a candle to you!

  13. Image for Sandra Sandra

    KariAnn....Love your christmas decorating and can't wait to see what you do with your new fabric line. Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016 to you and your family !!!

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