Saturday, 1 December 2012

PinAddicts Challenge - December 2012..... Christmas Stockings!

It's that time of the month again for the PinAddicts Challenge and my entry also happens to be the unveiling of my secret project for Tiny Angel and Ballet Mums.

It started with an obsession with Christmas Stockings!   They just HAVE to be the right shape!

I started looking around (but have only recently pinned onto Pinterest).

....and a huge dose of inspiration from my Christmas Board on Pinterest!  As you can see from my board I have been collecting them!  Not all that I have seen but the select few that are the right shape!  I have yet to pin one from Louise at Sew Scrumptious...adore those....hang on!  OK, I've pinned them now!

I have been looking at tutorials. I felt the Best One was from .... *drum roll please*...... Fabric Worm!  Is simple, easy to follow and the result is beautiful.

So starting with my fabric from the post previous to this one.......

...and some of the wadding left over from this post.........

....and a huge dose of inspiration from my Christmas Board on Pinterest! And the tutorial from Fabric Worm....I started to cut......
2 outer fabrics, 2 waddings & 2 linings for the foot part and 1 cuff fabric and 1 cuff wadding for the...cuff!
I shan't go into the making part because the tutorial is so good, I don't think it is necessary for me to add anything else!
So straight onto the reveal then...........
Girlie Stocking for Ballet Mum No.1.......
Boy Stocking for Ballet Mum No.2...........

(sorry about the fuzzy pic on that one!)
Big Boy stocking for Ballet Mum No.1..................

And finally my very first creation.... Girlie Stocking for Tiny Angel.......

How utterly bonkers proud am I of these!!!?
I can't tell you....but the best feeling is that other people LOVE them too, they bring happy-ness and smile-y-ness and make me happy and smile-y in return.
With the wadding they feel gorgeously luxurious and I adore the fabrics....I have more to make and as yet no two will be the same!  That's what I call a Hand Crafted Original!
And let's be honest....who wouldn't want one of those!
I have a plan to personalise them....but that will have to wait 'til next year.  It's novel (I think) and can be added to these next year and will ring the changes!
Well, apart from saying hop on over to the Pinaddicts Challenge Website where you can follow the linky to see the December entries and take a look or have a go yourself....enjoy!.... all that is left for me to say is thanks for popping in to see me here......please say 'Hi' in the comments so I know you came....
See you soon,


  1. Oh! Those turned out so well! I can totally see what other people are placing their orders! Well done.

  2. I can see why you like the shape of these - the heel and the instep are important. I love the fabric with the stockings on - stockings on a stocking

  3. Oh my, they really are gorgeous! LOVE the fabric too! I've previously made a stocking for my son but it wasn't as cute as these, may have to do a new one next year ;o)

  4. I love these:) I hadn't even thought of making stockings this I still have time??? :)

  5. They look fab! I was proud of myself for making just one for my little boy - love the fabrics too.


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