Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Finishes!


This week I have been busy finishing up some pillows and I just had to punch something;) I still have balsam and I was thinking of making some little stockings that I could fill with balsam and hang, so my  house smells like fresh pine.

One thing I love about making stockings is it is a great way to use up the floss nest in the scrap box. I just grab pieces and use what I grab, so it gives it a nice scrappy look. I attached a piece of red wool to the back and then a loose weave wool for the cuff. A little bell  and a hanger and you have a fun ornament that can be made with what you have.

The stockings are 6" long and I used walnut stain on them to grunge them up. I love making these and I think it would be fun to make some all year round, to give as gifts for next year.


Since I have another bag of balsam, I need to use it up since I only use fresh balsam. I bought some material with a fun print and tried some mini pillows to see how they look. These will go to relatives and friends who like brighter colors and I will make extras to hand out, to people I meet and need a smile. I might add a jingle bell to the center. I tried my rusty ones and it looks nice, but I will get some red ones to keep with the brighter colors and not everyone likes rusty bells;)

Looking for something free and something you can color, use for stitcheries or pattern ideas? Check out this ebpage for a Free 98 Page Coloring Book. There are lots of beautiful designs by artists that have shared their artwork for the coloring book.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. We have a nice day for tomorrow and I am hoping we can do one of our drives and see what new places we can find.




18 comments:

Terry said...

I love those stockings! They're so cool! :0)

kelley said...

love the stockings...now you have me itching to punch some too...have had to switch to unscented everything lately...the balsamic is always nice...think your idea with the bells is good...even prim folks can use a little shiny now and then...hugs

acorn hollow said...

Always creating! I love them and oh the wonderful smell.
I get to spend my day with my sweet Miss B.
Cathy

gracie said...

Those stockings are beautiful and I can almost smell the pine!

Kate said...

Love those stockings, Debbie, and they look like they were fun to make. That's such a cute print you used for the pillows. Lovely gifts for anyone. Have a nice outing today.

Saundra said...

Love your punched stocking too.

HomeSpunPrims said...

I love the stockings, Debbie! Such a great idea for using up the small pieces. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Lori

moosecraft said...

These stockings are awesome! Love the hit 'n miss look!

Karen said...

Love those little stockings. Would never have thought of that idea.

Jacque. said...

The stockings are darling and so are the little pillows!!

Julie Fukuda said...

The little stockings are just darling. I love the way the colors work.
Have a great weekend!

Raymond Homestead said...

Love the little stockings!

Me and My Stitches said...

I just love your little stockings - what a great idea!

Carol said...

Your stockings are beautiful and adding stain to grunge them is a great idea. I need to run out and get some balsam to make my house smell good, too!

Fiona said...

those stockings are just lovely and a great idea to use up all those little bits of thread..... love the brighter cushions too... and thanks for the link
Hugz

Lori said...

Love, love, love the stockings! The colors are so pretty!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie,
Those are great stockings!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Kim said...

Debbie!! Can you tell me where I could get the 6" template for the stocking???? I just adore them and I have a huge basket of threads to use for a hit and miss!!! Thanks, Kim