Sunday, 7 December 2014

Stocking for Santa to fill

Jo threw us a real curve ball for this weeks blog hop, as in our box of goodies she sent was a burlap stocking in all its naked glory just waiting to be decorated.  Oh dear, what to do ? ? ?  After thinking long and hard I had several ideas going on in my head but when I actually sat down to attempt something nothing was working . . . duh! !  So off to my local Spotlight store with the idea to buy some red & white gingham for my next idea . . . came home with a bag full of other goodies and no gingham.  This is what I ended up with after the rather shaky start.

After stripes of fabric & trims coloured the background, I then added lots of Imagine if . .  xmas chipboard pieces, along with ribbon, handmade poinsettia & gorgeous holly leaves.

This is the 'raw' product, which upon first sight was quite daunting.

Here is the stocking with the background stripes attached, now ready for the decorations.  Everything was hot glued in place - I have a burnt finger to prove it.
Enjoy these close ups of the decorations.


 The poinsettia was relatively each to make, follow the tutorial here and I found a easy to follow tutorial for the double bow on You Tube here.

This has been quite a tricky project to complete within the time frame I now have available at this busy time of year.  I can't wait to see what the other girls on the Design Team have come up with  on their stockings.  If you are following the blog hop correctly you would have started with the newsletter from Jo, worked thru the girls to Carol before me, then follow this link to go back to the Lilian who is at the top of the list.

Imagine If products used: stockings    
                                          gingerbread men, candy canes & santas hat
                                          mini xmas tree

We hope this has really put you in the xmas mood, as there's not too many sleeps to go now.


  1. Love this Brenda all of the detail is amazing

  2. So full of Christmas cheer, love it!

  3. WOW so full of cheer and Christmas , love it

  4. Looks amazing, and so Christmassy!

  5. Love the colours and the fact that you have included Kiwi icons like the jandals as well as the traditional. Great work