Sunday, 21 October 2012

Personalised Christmas Stockings For Handmade Monday


I seem to be favouring a red and white theme with my makes at the moment... i love the contrast in this colour combination and the way it is both fresh yet also warming and cosy. What's your favourite colour combination..? I'd be fascinated to know!


Red and White Christmas Stockings


Actually, the striped cotton fabric i've used for the stockings is more like red and pale cream - a little bit vintagey/shabby chic-ish which i think works well with the nostalgic element of all things Christmassy!

They are each embellished with three applique hearts and completely lined with the contrast fabric used for the turn-over at the top, with a double stitched hem to keep the contents secure! They are a reflections of each other, right down to the red and white 100% wool pom-poms (i just had to add them :))

They can be personalised with an initial in hand-sewn white buttons - here are some pictures to give you the idea...


Red Stocking


 




Red And White Striped Stocking









Each stocking is £16 each with an initial, or £12 without and they are both available from my Etsy shop: Red Christmas Stocking , Striped Christmas Stocking




In Other News




I got these cute mini-cards from moo! They are especially for popping in with Christmas orders and also for distributing where i can on the run up... i'm not sure if you can see from this not too brilliant picture but the slogan on the bottom is 'Buy Handmade This Christmas' - got to get the message out there!!! 

The cards were free by the way (excluding postage) - I saw the link on one of the Etsy teams and i can't for the life of me remember where now... i will try and find it though and post it here for interested parties!

Handmade Monday


Speaking of the wonders of handmade how about popping over to Handmade Harbour with me now? There is some fabulous crafting going on over there, i just know you'll love it!

p.s Thank you to everyone who left lovely comments on my Handmade Monday post last week - as always, they were very much appreciated x

Have a great week!

42 comments:

  1. The stockings are very festive, I started making mine today only started mind you and you are charging ahead. Will have to check out moo as those cards are very special

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    1. moo cards are fab - definitely worth checking out!

      good luck with your stockings, i'm sure they'll be gorgeous :) x

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  2. Great idea using buttons to personalise

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  3. Great stockings... and big enough to fit lots of lovely handmade gifts in, what more could you ask for? :)

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    1. ha! true :)

      they're not as big as some of the ones i see in the shops, but size certainly isn't everything when it comes to presents! x

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  4. Love the stockings, especially with the pom poms :)

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  5. Ho ho ho! The stockings look very festive. Great idea about including the cards from Moo. One of my favourite colour combos is red and green.
    WendyX

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    1. thank you!

      red and green make me think of Christmas - you must love that time of year!! x

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  6. First I want to say a massive thank you for nominating me for a blog award, I feel so rude for not thanking you sooner. It was a lovely surprise.
    I love the stockings, they are so festive (I'm trying not to think how close Christmas is, I still want it to be Summer!)

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    1. you're welcome Harriet! your blog is fab and i always enjoy visiting :)

      i know, it is starting to creep up now isn't it... before long though it will be next Summer x

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  7. Gorgeous stockings. Red and white is a stunning combination and I like a bit of green in there too - red is my favourite colour.
    The mini moo cards are lovely. Your baubles look gorgeous on them.

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    1. thank you!!

      green is definitely Christmassy, i'm not sure why i keep leaving it out! i love red too, its so warming and vibrant :)

      i am pleased with how the cards turned out- the picture of the baubles in a row was ideal for the long thin design of the mini cards!

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  8. The buttons are very inspired and the pom poms add a really great extra. The mini moo cards I have seen are really good quality, if yours are the same and free that is a great bargain!! Great message too.

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    1. thank you very much!!

      the quality is good, i love moo cards and i'm super chuffed with these ones :)

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  9. The buttons on the stockings to personalise are a great idea, and your Moo mini cards look fab!

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  10. Red and white really symbolises Christmas to me, I still have my Christmas pillowcase that my mum made for me as a kid instead of a stocking! x

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  11. I have rather a fondness of red. I think the moo cards are splendid and add an extra vavavoom to the presentation.

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    1. thank you! i like them too :)

      red is definitely a super colour!

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  12. Your stockings are lovely and I agree, the red and white theme is so right for Christmas :-)

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    1. thank you! i'm glad you think so too :) x

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  13. I love the idea of button initials on the stockings. Love the Moo cards.

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    1. thanks Wendy!

      moo are fab aren't they :)

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  14. Great stockings :) a modern twist on the traditional!
    The moo cards look fantastic! I've seen someone else on twitter use that co. and they looked impressive too, i may have to try to find out more about them!

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    1. thank you!

      i can definitely recommend moo, all the cards i've got from them have been fab x

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  15. Lovely bright, crisp stocking. and those cards from moo are fab

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  16. Your Christmas stockings are lovely and personalising them with buttons is such a great idea. Great idea about the cards - yes, we have to persuade the general public in every way possible to buy handmade. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. thank you!!

      i agree, its really important to get the 'buy handmade' message out there - so many people don't yet realise what a fantastic option it can be! x

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  17. I love my Moo cards too, I haven't tried the mini one yet but they look really good. I'm on a Red and White theme at the moment too, your stockings are very sweet!

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    1. thanks Penny!

      yes, moo are fab, this is my first time trying the mini cards and i'm really pleased with them :) x

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  18. The stockings are lovely, it's great that they 'mirror image' each other, as for colours, these are a great combination but I couldn't say what my favorite combo is, I love all colours.

    Jan x

    Your cards are lovely too, I think the image you have used is great. X

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    1. thanks Jan! i love all colours too, although i do seem to go through fazes :)

      i am pleased with the cards, i'm glad you like the image! x

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  19. Love the red and white colouring. I wonder what kind of gifts Santa will put in these?

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    1. thank you!

      me too! exciting isn't it :)

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  20. The stocking are gorgeous and I really like how you've used the buttons to make the initials. Your Moo cards look lovely and great message.
    Ali x

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  21. Those stockings look very festive. You're getting a good head start on everything Christmassy :-)

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    1. thank you!

      i hope so! although i actually feel like i'm behind.... so much to make and so little time!! :)

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