This is one of my favorite Christmas shows, and I make it a point to go (as a customer) every year. I love giving hand-made, one-of-a-kind gifts, and craft shows and bazaars are the perfect venue to find quality products.
The problem with this show, is that I always look for decorative Christmas items, and there are practically none there! So the point of my booth is, that in addition to my quilts and table runners, I want to offer some festive Christmas decorations and gifts.
Here is what I have been working on this week:
|Festive Christmas Stocking|
This is a great fabric by Benetrex called Winterscapes and the cuff is dotted Minky, which actually looks like snow! I've lined the stockings with a coordinating fabric of the same colors with a white background, but it's actually a Kaufman Christmas fabric.
Here's a photo of another stocking I'm working on. It's from Happy Christmas from Fabric Freedom, a fabric company based out of London, England. It's very pretty with some gold glitter which doesn't show up too well in the photo. Makes a very classy stocking!
|Work in progress - classy Christmas Stocking|
And then I've had fun making a series of little mug rugs. They are from the Moda Christmas line called Sentiments by 3 Sisters. I think they'd make the perfect item to include in a basket of cookies for your best friend, teacher, or hostess gift.
|These Mug Rugs are like Victorian Christmas Cards!|
With the snow we've had this week, thinking about Christmas, and working on Christmas projects, has been very easy. I'm just not ready to be listening to Christmas music, though!
So, inquiring minds want to know....do you still hang a stocking for yourself and significant other? And if so, is it a stocking from your childhood, or have you progressed to a newer version of Christmas stockings?
And I almost forgot! I'm having a Give-Away next week. Looks like my one-year blogging anniversary is coming up, so I think we should celebrate!
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