Friday, December 13, 2013

the stockings were hung...

Happy Friday!
I hope that you are staying warm and have been enjoy this Christmas season! The weather has warmed up here a little, and it's been quite lovely the last couple days. Thank you for your sweet comments on the jolly Santas! I have been busy working on my list of Christmas projects, and I am happy to finish one of them, which are my vintage inspired felt stockings. 
  I took my own spin on them with pretty felt flowers and holly leaves. I made a couple traditional green and red because there is just something about these colors during Christmas that I do love.
Each have sparkly sequins, a blanket stitch edge, scallop cream top, and silver tinsel all of my favorite things this year.
I also wanted to make a wintry blue and aqua floral one with a white stocking, which is another favorite combination for Christmas colors.
I do love how this one turned out!
 And, I also made this pretty one that is a gift for a dear friend. They were all so fun to make and a little addicting, too! I was thinking of maybe even next year having some of these in my shoppe. So, these were my spin on the wonderful vintage felt stockings!
 I have been crocheting some of these pretty star ornaments for gifts using this lovely pattern. I really liked how she used vintage graphics to put in the centers of them, so I had to do the same!
 This is one of my favorite additions to my decorations this year; my Nana's Nativity set.I have always loved seeing it at her home and it brings so many memories as a kid seeing it lit during Christmastime. The figures are a papier-mache composition, and it's from 1969 made in Japan for Sears Roebuck and Co.
 A true family treasure and a beautiful reminder each day of the meaning of Christmas for me!

Well, I have some more gifts and projects to work on this weekend. What sweetness will you be working on? I will be closing my shoppe for Christmas next week, but there is still some time to get any last minute gifts this weekend! All my items come sweetly wrapped ready to give to someone special in your life! 

 Wishing you all a most lovely and creative weekend! 


33 comments:

  1. Hello Heather
    Your stitching is the neatest and tidiest I have ever seen....and your nativity scene is very touching...looks so cosy in that stable too...happy holidays to you and yours....
    Daisy j x

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  2. Heather, these are wonderful! You know I love me some felt and sequins. I never thanked you for your email. I truly appreciate you're taking the time to write me. I'm sorry I didn't get back to you sooner.

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  3. lots of lovelies.. but that nativity set takes the cake. its just beautiful. how lucky you are to have it. I do not have one and really need to find the perfect one one of these days.
    have a great weekend Heather!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  4. Love your stockings and the star ornaments!!!! Simple and beautiful!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  5. Cute, cute stockings! I love the aqua and white one. And your ornaments are adorable! Where did you get your graphics?

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  6. I love your stockings, they turned out great!

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  7. your stockings are so cute, they look very vintage! love your crochet ornaments...hope to try that tutorial sometime, I have learned how to do granny squares and crochet granny bunting so far :)
    hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  8. Your stockings are gorgeous sweet heather and I absolutely love all the lovely gorgeous tree decorations that you made, I WANT one!! Thank you so much for sharing the lovely pattern and I am sure it is going to look wonderful on peoples trees. Your nativity scene is so so beautiful, I tried to get a close look at it and oh my it is very special indeed. All the more so for bringing back years of wonderful memories of your nana. Sending you much love xoxo

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  9. Love those sweet stockings:) Enjoy your weekend dear friend, HUGS!

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  10. Your stockings are so wonderful. Your touches make them extra special. Your Nana's Nativity set is wonderful. Such a special treasure. Have a wonderful weekend. We have quite the snowstorm brewing outside this morning. It's going to be a cozy inside kind of day at our house!

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  11. Ok these stockings are the cutest thing ever!! Great colors!!

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  12. Love your stockings!! Those are so pretty!! I agree there is just something about the red and green colors at Christmas time, but I do love that wintery colored one you made too!! All so sweet! I seen those ornaments the other day too, I would like to try to make some too. :) Your nativity set is so precious!!! Wishing you a lovely weekend! xo Holly

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  13. Those stockings are just adorable and YES, you should consider them, and the ornaments, for your shop next year. Love the little nativity!

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  14. Your stockings are gorgeous. What sweet Nativity and so special since it belonged to you Nana. That is the kind of stuff memories are made of. Your ornaments are so cute. I so wish I could read crochet directions, but I am visual. Oh I can say your wrapping is the sweetest ever. You really put a lot of care into your packaging.
    Merry Christmas my dear.
    Hugs
    donna

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  15. Oh my! Your stockings are the sweetest!!

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  16. The stockings are so sweet! My mom had the same nativity but I have no idea what happened to it. Wonderful that you have your grandmother's.

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  17. The stockings are perfect! Very vintage looking. I also love the star ornaments. It is so wonderful that you have your grandmother's nativity. I have my grandmother's Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus which bring back such wonderful memories and I treasure this Nativity so much! It is so special to have the complete set and it looks wonderful in your home. Have a wonderful weekend, Holly

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  18. The stocking as simply adorable, so hard to choose a favourite, they are all so perfect in slightly different ways! I love your Nana's nativity too, what a very special decoration and just the perfect thing to remind you of a special person at this time of year! :)

    S x

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  19. Oh Heather, your creations are just outstanding! You keep outdoing yourself all the time!!! So many people will be blessed by the work of your hands this Christmas!

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  20. The stockings are really beautiful, Heather, I love each one! Love the little frames too, and how special to have your grandmother's nativity set, so many memories for you. Wishing you a happy week ahead.
    Helen x

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  21. Your stockings are so lovely Heather! Each one is perfect. Your ornaments are pretty too. What a treasure the Nativity scene is to have in your home. xo Erin

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  22. I think those stockings would fly out of your shop! You'd better get started on next year's inventory now! (Or right after Christmas.)

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  23. The stocking s are lovely! My faves are the red and green. The little crochet ornies are so adorable with the vintage pictures inside. How special to have your Nana's Nativity.

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  24. Heather, I love your pretty crocheted star ornaments! I'll have to give the pattern a try. And l love that you still have your Nana's nativity. Family memories are so precious.

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  25. Oh, what a beautiful treasure to have from your Nana! The nativity is precious! Your stockings are too sweet...very cheery! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  26. My goodness, all of your projects turned out so beautiful!
    You must craft in your sleep; as you get so much done :)

    I think your Nana's nativity is beautiful, and it's a pretty special thing that you are able to
    enjoy it, all these years later.

    Have a wonderful week, and Merry Christmas .

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  27. Love your Nativity from your Nana!! I also love your stockings, so cute!! The crochet around the ornaments are super cute too!!

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  28. Hello Dear Friend .
    The stockings are beautiful. You always do great work. I am enjoying my tea towel.
    Have a very Merry Christmas.
    XXOO
    Elizabeth

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  29. Your stockings are fabulous! When I scrolled down to the picture of the wintry/aqua stocking, I actually gasped in awe!
    I could look at your creations all day. Have a wonderful week! :) --Fran

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  30. Merry Christmas sweet Heather!
    My, those stockings are cute! I think they are so lovely. I can see why they would be addicting to make :) All the coasters will make great gifts! You must feel wonderful when you look at your Nana's nativity. It is truly beautiful and what Christmas is all about. Enjoy your time with your family and all your loved ones. Thanks for being such a sweet blessing.
    Hugs,
    Susie

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  31. I'm really enjoying your blog. Your blog banner is gorgeous!

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  32. I am catching up on a couple of your posts...These stockings are gorgeous!! and so are all of your holiday decorations! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

    CArol

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