Sunday, 1 December 2013

In the Holiday spirit

Hi everyone!

     At Fashionable Stamping Challenges we are getting into the......

 I decided to make some vintage mini Christmas stockings for my children...

       I chose two colours of tartan material and cut stocking shapes.

      I then cut some squares of ivory cotton and stamped on them with Potting Soil Archival ink.

    I frayed the edges of the material and inked them with Walnut Stain DI. I machine sewed the images onto one of the stocking shapes, and then sewed the two stocking shapes together.

     I decorated one with cut out holly shapes and a rustic button ties with brown hemp string.

     The other I decorated with a crochet flower and an ornate button with some tartan ribbon.

Crochet lace was glued to the top of one stocking

Ivory braid was added to the other stocking.

I glued a gingham bow to one....

and a tartan bow to the other

  I stamped 'Merry Christmas' in Potting Soil Archival ink on pieces of card and dabbed Walnut Stain DI around the card to add a vintage look. I looped twine through the card and attached them to the twine loops that I added to the top of the stocking....

       And there are some Christmas Stockings - which will be filled with sweets and hidden somewhere on the tree - not much of a challenge really because against the bright, metallic, glitter laden baubles (that the kids chose themselves) that cover the tree, these delicate little treats will stick out like sore thumbs!!! ;o)

       Why not get into the 'Holiday Spirit' yourself and hop on over to Fashionable Stamping Challenges to see what the rest of the team has made to inspire you! Join the challenge and you could win $20 to spend at Flonzcraft! You could also be appearing on our catwalk!

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  1. Wonderful traditional looking make Laura, love the combination of the stamping and the fabric and the other pretty embellishments, great little pieces!

  2. Beautiful Christmas makes. They will be treasured I'm sure, for many years.

  3. Love these! So traditional and pretty! My kids would have loved these! Come to think of it, they probably still would!!! Julie Ann xx

  4. These stockings are such a festive treat and your children will so cherish them. I love the vintage fabric panels and all your pretty details! Happy Sunday!

  5. Hi Laura. What a great idea!!!! Your xmas stockings will be sure to make the kids smile with excitement! (And Potting Soil is one of my all time fav colours). I love seeing what you create next :)
    Dot x

  6. They are soooo lovely, Laura!

    The perfect X-mas stockings!

    Claudia x

  7. Absolutely delightful Laura! Hugs, Anne x

  8. These are totally precious! I wanna be your kid! nise

  9. Wow what a creative idea, they look fab Laura.
    Claire xx


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