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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Victorian stocking



I'm certainly enjoying making Christmas decorations this year. The only Christmas stockings I used to have as a child were net ones filled with chocolate that I used to eat far too much of and make myself feel sick LOL, we always had pillowcases filled with our pressies! So I decided to make myself a stocking.

I used some printable cotton and some images from the Graphics fairy and lots of lace and trims. The fabric for the main stocking is a linen and cotton blend fabric with some calico for the lining.






I managed to photograph it outside in between showers as my indoor camera skills are pretty poor.

Hopefully none of you are effected by the dreadful weather conditions, so devastating for everyone concerned.

Have a great day and Happy Crafting. xx

16 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

another beautifully crafted sewing item....just perfect!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning!! Love the idea of a Victorian stocking!! Sadly my children are way too old for stockings... (they don't think so, but I do:o)) But, if you are going to sell these in your folksy shop, I may well get one for my new grand daughter for next year! (this year she's a bit too small still...)

Valerie said...

Love the stocking Paula, one to treasure and pass down the family:) Just noticed that you are selling on the Folksy site, will keep an eye out when I need presents, although I could find it difficult to part with them! I remember having a pillowcase stuffed with presents, great memories:)
Val x

craft-roomjulia said...

How beautiful Paula, so delicate and ptetty, I will have to get some printable cotton. Its all thanks to your wonderful creations that I have now started to use my sewing machine again. X X x

Sue said...

This is a beautiful stocking Paula and the image is so sweet and innocent.I'd love to wake up and find this at the end of my bed of Christmas morning.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous stocking, this will be a family heirloom I'm sure.
Yvonne

Brenda Brown said...

Oh the memories of using pillowcases for Santa presents Paula, I carried the tradition on with my children too. I love the stocking, the non traditional colours and gorgeous image. Great job, I hope you get a nice present put in it.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Netty said...

Loving your beautifully made stocking Paula.......when I was a child we had bits and pieces put in one of my mum's old stockings (hope they had been washed.....lol) My children had pillowslips and a stocking, thats luxury for you, xx

Dorthe said...

Your Victorian stocking is very ,very beautiful, dear Paula, love the fabric you used, and the image is lovely, and so sweet inside the frame .
Hugs,Dorthe

Paper Profusion said...

Oh this is Very very pretty. Beautiful design and make. I do hope you receive a lovely treat in it. Nicola x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful socking, perfect decoration for Christmas.

Anneke said...

very beautiful sewing project and i like it very much.
greetings from ann

trisha too said...

a beautiful piece, it certainly evokes nostalgic feelings. Lovely.
:-)

Ann B said...

Beautiful Paula, love the romantic feel of this. Like you I had to make do with a net stocking - but I did have big paper sack as well with oranges and nuts at the bottom. Used to tip out all the toys to get to the chocolate on Christmas morning.

I finished one of the boxes I asked about - thanks again for your help.
Ann B
xx

Samantha Read said...

Absolutely beautiful xxx

hazel said...

Stunning!!!
xxx Hazel.