Thursday, November 30, 2006

Stockings

Christmas stockings weren't a major part of my family Christmases growing up, but I do think they are a lovely idea. It's the thoughtfulness of those little bits of something and nothing that I like best about them.

So I wanted to make 3 this year for my Mummy-chums - the people who will have the kids for me in emergencies, babysit, drink tea and natter with me and water my plants when I'm away. Here are the two which are done, but I am struggling with the third.


I need another motif - maybe using blues?

The fabrics on the cuffs are bits left over from Caroline's contribution to the mini moopy love experience. She told me to go ahead and use them up. I have quite a bit of fabric left, some in small pieces, but others in larger bits. They have posed me with a bit of a moral dilemma. I don't feel right about using them for my own projects because you guys gave them to me as a charity donation. But I don't want them to go to waste either. If you sent me some fabric and have thoughts on the matter, please let me know. Maybe someone else needs fabric for a charitable purpose and I can help out?

16 comments:

jen said...

what about blue snowflakes? i think that would be pretty!

Amy said...

Blue - snowman /snowflakes. I agree. Lighter blue?

Anyhoo, you are welcome to use the little scraps I sent you for your own purposes as far as I am concerned -- I know you will be keeping your eye out for other charity opportunities in the future!

karen said...

They look great. I'm looking forward to getting our decorations out as I made the boys their stockings last year and an advent calender the year before - always nice to revisit old craft projects. Blue - stars, snowflakes??

autum said...

Ooohhh Pretty! I agree with the blue idea. I also like aqua and red together for Christmas.

Kate said...

You are free to do whatever you wish with my scraps Gorgeous stockings.

joanna said...

Love the stockings, Ali; how about a sequined bauble? Or is that too cheesy??!!! I adore your reindeer - so sweet :)

Soo said...

what cute, cute stockings!
all those fabric scraps would be put to good use I'm sure!

Dee said...

ooh please use them, use them, they need homes! btw, very cute stockings! I think like Karen said, stars, that would be cute...

P said...

lord, don't feel guilty about taking part of our fabric stashes off our hands and using them for making gorgeous things like those stockings.

Use the stuff I sent you for ANYTHING you want :)

julie said...

The stockings are fab - love the motifs.

tiel s-k said...

go for it! I don't think mine were very exciting anyway. I won't bitch-blogg behind your back. I'm sure you will put them to good use.

monica said...

of course you can use anything... do you have to ask?

We're not going to report you to the blog police!!!

Hey... it's your birthday... right?

Max said...

Of course use up the moopy fabric! The stockings are great. I have been wanting to make some but its just not happening at the moment. Thanks for the inspiration though :)

capello said...

snowmen, definately!

Ky said...

LOVE these stockings =)

Sweet Treat said...

Happy Birthday Ali... looking forward to seeing your chrissy creations.T