Sunday, September 25, 2011

I heart vintage fabric

I've made a start on my Christmas stockings
using the chenille that I showed you in my last post .

and because I am tight  no stingy no frugal I have
been making very good use of the scraps
and making some little hearts filled with lavendar.
These smell so beautiful .

How are your Christmas preparations going ?


Quilt Kitty said...

They are gorgeous Clare. Love the colours. I am trying to finish my Tis The Season wall hanging by the end of month stitchalong deadline but swap pressies are taking priority. Tracee xx

Shay said...

I am a chenille addict and this post made my heart beat a little bit faster. Bless your stingy ...err frugal heart . Those hearts are gorgeous.

My Christmas prep would be going great guns if I could find the motivation to quilt my Christmas quilt, I keep avoiding it by starting new quilts.

Barb said...

No Christmas prep going on here....I just love what you have done....

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Oh soft & fluffy stockings, gorgeous, love Posie

Gloria said...

Those look so nice and cozy!! could have used those last night. Fall temps. have arrived.

Maria said...

I like your stockings and the hearts are very sweet.

Been busy doing christmas Stitcherys.

Louise said...

Not too well! After all my good intentions in Jnauary... oh well. I have planned out what I'm gonna make an for whom so I'm at least thinking about it. Your stockings are so funky, love that fabric.

Unknown said...

love it all! What you call chenille we in England call Candlewick! I am a made collector of candlewick bedspreads!

Liz said...

The stockings look great. What a lovely idea with the hearts. Nice

quilary said...

My preparations consist of screaming loudly when the children say "Mum you know there are only 12 weeks to Christmas - what do you want for your birthday!" eeeekkkkkk
Your preparations are so much nicer and way more practical than mine!

Melody said...

Those little hearts are gorgeous.

mel @ loved handmade said...

So pretty! My christmas plans are non existant at the moment, I really must get on to that...

Jodie said...

Oh dear, christmas....I might think about it next week.

Bev C said...

Hello Clare,

Those hearts are beautiful. I am sure we had sheets like the ones you are using up as kids. They certainly had bright sheets back then.
Happy Christmas creating.

Desiree @ Mano y Metal said...

Hi! I found you on handmadeology and am stopping by to show some blog follow love! I hope you can stop by my blog: too! I love monday connection! :D Have a great day!


Unknown said...

Oh so cute where do you get your lavender from?

Allie said...

Oh CLARE - those are to die for! Is there anything better than vintage chenille! Just gorgeous, hon!

Jodie @ The Haby Goddess said...

I keep adding it to my 'to-do' list and at the end of every week it's still there!
Great idea for the scraps.

Tania said...

I adore chenille. I don't think I'd be able to instigate a Ok This is So Small It's Getting Silly cut-off point for chenille scraps.

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

that's some quality stingy bits - love them!

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