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Friday, October 11, 2013

There's Something in the Air

At this time of year, Christmas decor and Christmas music creep its way into our home.  My craft sale has my mind thinking of the Christmas holiday, and who can make Christmas decorations without Christmas music?!?  This year I really wanted to have some functional primitive stockings to sell.  I used left over drop cloth for fabric.  I made up the pattern for my stocking last year when I made the kiddos their newer stockings.  I think they have had at least 4 different stockings throughout their lives because my decorating taste has changed over the years.  I then made up a mixture of coffee, tea and vanilla to dye my stockings.  I know my kids just love it when the kitchen looks like a laundry room.  (it's that time of year for us :)
Now came the fun part of decorating.  I want them simple and rusty.  I used a bag that I think I bought at a yardsale for cheap.  I cut it up to use the leather.  I didn't like how it didn't zip or close tightly at the top.  I thought by cutting it up I would use it more :)
 I hand sewed it onto the stocking with a little "x" design.
 I stained some tags.  
Using old music sheets, I Mod Podged some music paper to the one side of the tag.  With no set pattern, I brushed the ripped paper onto the tag leaving some edges bare to show the stain.  
 With a rusty star, rusty bell, some dyed cheese cloth and drop cloth, and a tag I made a simple primitive stocking.
 The inside is not lined.
Totally Prim!

8 comments:

  1. I've got that Christmas feeling, too. Love the prim-ness of the stockings. Of course, I loved the distressed tags!

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  2. love them. I first thought you spelled rustic wrong and then realized you did mean rusty :)

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  3. You are so creative. I live in southeastern PA and would love to come to your sale! Date, time, locale?

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  4. They really turned out beautiful!!! I really like the way you make different designs on the stockings you make each time. :)

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  5. The stockings are so cute... I'm just starting to decorate for fall...

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  6. What a lovely Christmas project. I really like the rustic feel. Great tags, too :)
    You Rock!
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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