Our tree skirt is makeshift for this year (an as-is Ikea curtain pooled at the bottom...) but I didn't think that a tree skirt would be a good first sewing project to test my skills on! To my own surprise (and delight) all the tree skirts in Style at Home this month are pooled, so I must have been on top of things.
I have a number of ornaments from a wonderful tradition that my grandmother started - she gave me and my sister an ornament each year up until a couple of years ago. She wanted to make sure that we had ornaments so when we moved out and had a tree of our own, we would have something to put on it. I love this idea, and we looked forward to those ornaments every year. We complemented those ornaments with a collection of glass balls. I love having the tree on at night - the glisten of the lights adds the perfect touch to our living room.