Friday, 6 December 2013

The weather outside is frightful...

Whilst feeling festive last night I decided I wanted to make something other than a tree decoration. As a child I never had a stocking so I decided that would be perfect to make. Armed with my cereal box (to make a template), felt, embroidery thread and needle I set to work...

In my opinion, there is nothing cuter for Christmas than blanket stitch... would you agree?

I drew a stocking template on my cereal box, several times might I add; I just couldn't get the right amount of 'curviness'. However, I am happy with the final shape, especially the heel and toe patches.

The idea for lettering came from looking at a picture in a magazine where there were several stockings hanging on a fireplace and each had a name on. When I'm older and have a house and a family I will definitely be doing that! I wanted to try it out with a simple letter shape, but one that could also be used to give as a gift (providing it turned out okay)... so, T for Tom.

The actual colours are a forest green, red and white but my mobile phone camera filter didn't quite do the colours justice so here is one with no filter.

I hope you like the design, I'd love to know your thoughts! Please leave a comment. xx

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Christmas is coming!

I have been waiting until it is officially December to post pictures of my Christmas decorations! How exciting? This is just a quick post to show you some of my designs... there ill be more in the coming days! I'd love to know your thoughts on them and hear any ideas you have of more that I could make. Leave me a comment in the comments section :) 

Christmas pudding... I hate the taste but they look so cute!

Ginger the gingerbread lady, I'm working on a special boyfriend for her.

Ronnie the Christmas robin

ADDED: Having seen a post on the Planet Penny blog about creative ways to wrap Christmas presents, I have dug out some pictures from last year where I used pages from an old book to wrap presents.