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Monday, 19 July 2010

Christmas stocking!

Evening All! I hope you're all well and had a lovely weekend. Mine was lovely. Joe and I showed our ages this weekend - we went to B&Q on Saturday....Joe wanted a new rug for his lovely flat (which is looking so homely now!). We were wandering around and ended up in an aisle of guess what we did....well what we wanted to do...yep we acted like children and wanted to play hide and seek in all the doors! So much for us being grown ups!

This week's challenge over at Bah Humbug! has also made me feel like a child again...the theme is Christmas stockings and I'm not ashamed to admit that my mum still fills a stocking for me and my sister every year! Yes, we are grown adults, Lorna is even married (don't worry - the hubbie gets a stocking too!!), but age doesn't matter - we still love stockings from our mum! Right, anyway...the lovely Bah Hunbug ladies want to see projects featuring Christmas here is mine......

I decided on this cute Christmas tree backing paper to give a bright green background, perfect for showing off my lovely red felt stocking! Yes, I got in the sewing mood and made my own tiny stocking out of my felt scraps! I've used a blanket stitch around the stocking and then a running stitch to attach the white top. This is actually something my mum used to make when we were little - we had loads of these lovely stockings hanging on the Christmas tree - if we were really lucky we'd find chocolate coins in them! As this stocking has an open top you could put a little surprise in there too - I like this idea a lot and might make more for my friends at Christmas...shhh! don't tell them!Sheree...Becca....Anika....Lorna....if you're reading this please forget what I've just written and be surprised by your cards at Christmas! Ha, ha! For more stockings take a peek at their blog.

I'll also enter this in the Cute Card Thursday Challnge this week....the theme is "get a head start" and they have called for Christmas cards! Take a peek at thier blog if you'd like some inspiration, the DT cards are all gorgeous.

Anyway, I've got a good book that I want to carry on reading, so I'll say goodnight!
Thanks for popping by today.
Wedgie xxx


Julie said...

So cute! I love the stocking.

Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday! Good Luck!


Ann said...

wow what a great idea using real felt - that is so perfect.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Irene said...

What a fantastic idea to make a stocking out of felt, its just perfect for our challange, it goes so well with your gorgeous backing paper.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah! Humbug!


Annie said...

a fabulous festive card! thanks for joining in with us at CCT.
hugs, annie x