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DIY Friday : Mini Christmas Stocking

17 December 2010

Well it's that time of the week again, DIY Friday! It's Brock's first official day of school holidays and let me tell you, crafting isn't as easy with two boys to entertain.

Never the less, I broke out the sewing machine for the first time in over 6 months. I was nervous as I threaded the cotton and plug all the cords in, but it's like riding a bicycle really. The funny part was I was so pleased to be sewing again, I was actually humming "Back in the saddle again" LOL

Right so, mini christmas stocking, pretty straight forward I guess. I just drew up a quick template and went from there. I made a faux cuff for this one and embellished it with some ric rak. Simple stuff really. I'm going to fill them with a few goodies, cookies, gingerbread men, candy canes and chocolate santas. I'm making them as a little something extra for our kids, our nephew and my husband's grandkids. We've decided to go easy on the presents this year. We've noticed that our own boys are more concerned with the getting than the giving part of Christmas, so we're trying to change that by gifting mostly handmade things that they can be involved ing making.

Anyway, so that's DIY Friday for another week.  Happy crafting everyone :)


  1. Hi Emma, love your stocking, it's really very sweet and the perfect size for some little treats. Making stockings is on my list too (along with countless other things!). I don't know if I'll get them done this year. I too am trying not to overdo the presents for the kids this year, we have a huge extended family and they're all interstate and are posting presents so the kids will be inundated on the day. I'm trying to get them involved in the making of cards and gifts as much as possible - Doots said to me the other day - "are we the only family who GIVE presents at Christmas?" . I thought it was such a strange comment, but I think it's just that she's been so involved in the 'making' and'giving' side of things. I think she'll 'get it' on Christmas Day LOL!

  2. very VERY cute!
    I can't even sew a button on, let alone make something altogether!
    Good going Emma!!

  3. Ms Emma I hope you make this a weekly feature, I'd play along!


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