Thursday, November 12, 2009

A wee stocking ornament tutorial ~

I was dying to try out the new Martha Christmas snow glitter
that I found at Michael's the other day so i whipped up
a little stocking ornament out of cotton batting.

A simple thing really, you don't even have to worry
about the open edge as it doesn't fray.

I sewed around with about a scant 1/4" seam allowance
and turned it right side out.

I then stuffed it very lightly with fiber fill, glued on a seam binding loop,
covered that with a glued on button (used my handy dandy Fabri Tac),
glued on some eyelash fringe that I had in my stash,
sewed on one of my teeny tiny bells
(that I sprayed and glittered too)
then lightly, ever-so lightly misted the entire thing with spray glue!
Next, I rolled it around in the beautiful glitter
and stuffed lace scraps inside!

It would be sweet filled with one of those
Ferrero Rocher candy three packs too :)

My little pattern for you ~
mine measures 6 1/2" from the very top to the very bottom.

Some of my finds from our new Hobby Lobby! I buy the strangest things...there's no rhyme or reason to it all but I just know I can use the tidbits eventually. I'm in love with the teeny hardware, as I have a few assemblage ideas for Pam's book and I'll need it. Some gorgeous feathers, I'm always adding to that collection. I bought the small yo-yo maker (had a coupon!) because I'm dying to make some of Sandy's acorns ~

Wire, I don't know why but yes I had to have it. And a brayer that I've always wanted (Noah bought this for me with his coupon ;)

A scrap of pink fabric for less that 2.00,
don't you love the little bunched up areas?

Their drieds were half off so more branches ~

All very inexpensive things but wonderful!

I hope you have a great Thursday dear friends,
hugs and love,


Unknown said...

Hey Dawn! That stocking is precious. Love the fringe and glitter. The glitter looks great, I take it that you liked it. I'd love a small tree done with nothing but these. And that pink fabric is gorgeous.

Thanks for being the dear you always are and sharing another great idea & pattern.

Hugs...Tracy :)

BellaRosa said...

Dawn, I love that lil stocking, I think one of my lil bebe dolls would look so pretty in that, Thank you for the pattern and directions...I already saved them. Now I just have to swipe some of your tiny bells :) I love all the great stuff you found at Hobby Lobby and I am still green we don't have them here ;( Besos, Rose

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet, Dawn

Oh it is so lovely yout little stocking, love you filled it with laces, and the glitter looks so sparkling.You are a sweetie to offer us the pattern, thanks, dear.

Love and hugs, Dorthe

Lori said...

LOVE that pink really is so pretty...looks like you found some fun things to play with at your new hobby lobby...your stocking is adorable:)

Cindy said...

Your wee stocking is adorable!! Just wish I was a sewer...but this looks easy enough to do by hand! :-) Thank you for sharing!

madrekarin said...

That is so cute. I didn't know Hobby Lobby was open already. No more traveling to Conyers- yay! I cannot wait to come play tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

LOL! Dawn, you didn't buy 'strange things'. You bought NECESSITIES! ;-) You never know when you might need just that little oddity!

Loving the little stocking!


CosmoGirl Carla said...

The stocking is just precious! Love it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Good Morning Dawn, Oh your little stocking is so sweet & pretty!!! Thank you so very much for sharing the pattern and directions! I just bought some cotton batting to make your darling mittens and I think they would look beautiful together on our Christmas tree this year!! You are such a dear one for sharing your gorgeous projects!!! I just love your goodies from Hobby Lobby too!!
Have a lovley day~
Hugs, Carol Anne :)

Sandy said...

A little birdie told me that you had mentioned my post over here so I flew over to thank you. The acorns are so fun!

Love your goodies. I made a Hobby Lobby run yesterday and came away $30.00 lighter with a ton of fun trims, papers, and few misc. items I needed refills on. Have to love those sales and coupons!

I love, love, love this stocking! Thank you for sharing the technique. These would be so cute on Christmas packages!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Mornin' Dawn! Thanks so much for all the inspiration today! Eye candy, all. Have a great day, my friend.

Jann said...

Love the sparkly stocking--we don't have Hobby Lobby's here--sure wish we did! Have a great day!

Kimphy said...

Dear Dawn,
Your wonderful words and your exquisite creations never fail to inspire or bring a smile to one's heart. Thank You so very much for sharing.

sharon said...

Great tutorial Dawn! The stocking is darling...thanks so much for sharing this!
Your finds are sweet too, we can never have enough!

vintagesue said...

i buy crazy stuff at hobby lobby too...there, at yard sales, thrift shops, junk shops, consignment name it. i am always the weirdo that has a wooden crate of tools, rusty nails, an old mirror from a car, one of those rusty railroad ties, a broken metal something i can't identify, 4 old hammers, 2 cans of oil and rusty casters....
you know...the whole wood crate for $5. who else would want it??? so i get it...i do!!
i love your little stocking and that flag is awesome.
thanks for posting.

Diva Kreszl said...

I just bought some of that glitter but have yet to use the little stocking!!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Ohhhhhhhh my goodness!! I LOVE this!! LOVE IT!! I am going to Michaels this weekend and get me some of that glitter!!! Love that glittery stocking!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Teri said...

That's funny about your son and "his" coupon. My wonderful son buys me things with his coupon too ;)----that is if I can talk him into going in with me in the first place. lol

Elyse said...

hi dawn,

your wee stocking is so sweet! how fun to play and combine all of those elements into something so unique and pretty.

what is this hobby lobby!? is it like a michaels? sounds dreamy!


{ps - i would love for you to pop over to see my little dolls}

Anne Lorys said...

I LOVE that pink fabric!
Now Dawn, you *know* that I'm not going to be able to make this one, right? I was born without the sewing gene, and no amount of pictures or tutorials is going to change my DNA.
"teeny hardware"...I had to giggle, I thought of little bitty hammers and screwdrivers for Barbie's!

Barbara Jean said...

Fun post Dawn.
You will not believe it but i am just working on a small stocking too!! Doing it out of the same material as the mittens is a great idea!! (I was using some fancy material, and more work!)

Speaking of mittens,
I got some done. Come on over and take a look.
I'm posting it now, and referring people over here to your tutorial.
Thanks for all the sharing you do.


barbara jean

PS Great piles of 'loot' you got!

The Jeweled Postcard said...

What a sweet little stocking! I think I need to take my coupon to Micheal's and get that glitter :) Love the fringe!!! Don't you just love Hobby Lobby, here in my area they only come out with a coupon every other week. Have a wonderful weekend....candice♥

Shopgirl said...

Thank you Dawn, I have the mittens all sewed up and ready to have some love. My daughter, friend and my daughter-in -laws (2) are coming over in a couple of weeks to do crafts for Christmas. I just love the stocking you have made, I have this glitter and love it. I am still searching for a few more items to do for the christmas tree, any ideas? Our tree is decorated in cookies, candy all kinds of goodies, so my search is for more things I can stuff with sweet treats. I still have the sacks to make for the kids to fill from the tree.
Big hugs Dear Dawn, Mary


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