Tuesday, 24 December 2013


Yep, I've been so slow at getting my butt into gear this year that I never thought I'd get there but today I can breathe easy and begin to wind down!
The festive foods are all waiting in the fridges and larder, the presents are all wrapped, Mr. Turkey is defrosting and I think at long last, I can shout out I'M READY!

I haven't got all the sewing projects completed that I would have liked to but the bits that I have, I'll share with you now . . .

Another simple stitch and flip stocking with basic cream fabrics, looking quite boring at this stage!

Time to hunt the Christmas ribbons, trims and buttons out

and what a difference!

hanging up and all ready for Santa xxx

I stitched and showcased this little snowman back in January and he's been waiting patiently for a finish

so here he is, stitched up as another stocking

the green holly stitch is a programmed one from my sewing machine and I added the little Mill Hill beads as berries

This is a simple fabric panel 'The 12 Days of Christmas' which can be cut and used however you want

hmmm? no guessing as to what I chose

yep, more bunting but at least it's a change from the usual triangles

Christmas cookies for Santa and co.
(thanks to my gang of 3 for the mess and mayhem whilst making them!!!)

What a find!  Christmas bunny napkins for the table

but love the real thing better xxx

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and it's everything you wish it to be!  A lot of us, I know, have had sad times this year including the loss of our dear blogging friend Cathey, but I hope you can rejoice with the happy memories and not be sad, families are so precious and we should all make every second count that we share together xxx

Thank you for all your support and comments throughout the year.

love from Jane, Tilly and Oscar


Shebafudge said...

Wow! What a difference with the before and after of the stocking. It looks gorgeous finished.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2014! xx

Vickie said...

Oh such lovely work Jane! You have inspired me.
A Merry, Blessed Christmas to you all!

Valma said...

wow ! wonderful stockings you made !!
even amazing
very well done =)
Santa will adore the cookies for sure =)
I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas

Lesleyanne said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Jane. All of your projects are gorgeous. Great picture of the bunnies.

Maggee said...

Wow! That is so cool... the before and after pictures of the first stocking! How great! I had wanted to try making a stocking but haven't gotten around to it quite yet! However, YOURS are going to be my inspiration, for sure! Everything is beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Mouse said...

ohhhh wow ... I think I am coming to you for lessons :)
love the bunting saw that fabbie at Harrogate earlier on in the year ....
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Merry Stitchy New Year full of new starts and finishes :) love mouse xxxxx

Cath said...

Fantastic stockings . Have a wonderful Christmas xxx

Catherine said...

Beautiful stockings!! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Myra said...

Merry Christmas Jane! Those stockings are awesome. Thanks for giving us a peek of Tilly and Oscar too!

Anne said...

That stocking is AMAZING Jane!! Wow!! What a massive difference! Love your handiwork! Great looking cookies too!! Have a very Merry Christmas Jane!! Hugs

Kate said...

Gorgeous post Jane, love the stockings may have to pop over for some tuition.
What a find the bunny napkins are - hope you and yours are having a wonderful Christmas.

Barb said...

super duper post and a Tilly & Oscar fix as well-life is good. Oh love the napkins where did you find those Jane.Love your stitching you are certainly true to form with the sewing machine. Love to visit you and I hope your Christmas is perfection with you all together.

Anonymous said...

That stocking is amazing!! :)

Stitching Noni said...

Gorgeous stockings!
Happy New Year :o)

Sally said...

What gorgeous finishes Jane. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Happy New Year!

Annette said...

Can I say omg???? G can also be goodness... ;)
When I saw the first pic I thought, that something for me, but most can think .. mmm boring.. but then the next pic.
OMG Jane where did you came up with that. I love it, I'm in love.. I;m a real white lover, but that.. that;s awesome!!
The differents kinds of ribbon.. the buttons..
I so love the totally snowman button, never can find those here, but awesome to see on your stocking.
Awesome job.

yes and why not make another awesome stokcing.
Your really on a roll.
Will you make a stocking for each months.. your Halloween stocking was laos pretty awesome!!

You garden and cooking look great too.

And before I forgot Happy New Year!!
Totally forgot it by that awesome stocking

Paula said...

WOW!!! I love that white/cream(?) stocking. Gorgeous work!!!!