Christmas is my favourite time of year. Spending time with the family, doing a ton of eating and enjoying some well earned time off; what’s not to love! I always have the best of intentions to be organised and not leave everything to the last minute; but every year it’s a last minute trolley dash to the finish line! I love all the different crafting opportunities Christmas presents. Whether it is making your own Christmas decorations or creating a unique present made with love and care- this is the best time of year to get your creative juices flowing.
When Remnant Kings got in touch with me and asked if I wanted to take part in their ’12 days of Stitchmas,’ I jumped at the chance to be apart of it. With a long list of different Christmas projects to choose from, I decided to go with the good old Christmas stocking. Last year, I made some personalised Harris Tweed stockings for the other half and myself, so for this stocking I decided to take a less traditional approach.
I decided that the stocking would be a part of my sister in laws Christmas present. As a girl with some serious style, a wardrobe to die for and borderline loathing for all things Christmas, this stocking would have to be something unique with a subtle air of Christmas. Trying to come up with something original for a stocking was hard work, so I thought to myself – What is at the core of every fashion girls wardrobe? Shoes!
I downloaded and cut out the stocking template from the Martha Stewart website and then pinned to my material to cut out. I decided to use white and some blue-grey felt, along with some left over Harris Tweed from last year to contrast. After constructing the main part of the stocking from white felt (to represent a leg!). I then created a stencil which would then make the ‘shoe,’ and a small pouch which would create the ‘heel.’
I added a fur trim to the front of the shoe because…you know… why not! And I also created an ankle trap, complete with buckle to help keep the shoe on and to give more structure and stability to the stocking.
For the finishing touch, I made the stocking cuff in a light pink tweed and stitched in place.
I got so excited when I was making this stocking that I forgot to make a loop to attach it to the fireplace. So, for now it will just have to rest nicely on the mantel piece. If you want to join in with Remnant Kings ’12 days of Stitchmas,’ and be in with the chance to win £50 worth of Remnant King vouchers all you have to do is take a picture of one of your Christmas projects and tag it with #MerryStitchmas. Click here for all 12 projects and start crafting. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
So, what are you waiting for? Get in aboot it!