And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Another craft I have been having fun making are stockings.  I used to do them with the quilting fabric but this year I have gone more to neutrals.  I love burlap, linen and muslin.  I decided to make some with burlap while I was working on my burlap table runners.  If you have ever worked with burlap you know it is messy so best to get all the projects done at one time and just make one big mess. 
Here are the ones I worked on - they all follow the basic look but are finished out differently to make them unique. 

This first one I did in all burlap- ruffle included.  I added the little posy flower to the top with old doilies and ribbons. 

 This second one I wanted more muslin showing so did the ruffle at the top in that.  I then added some upholstery webbing and a posy for the flower.

 

 This third one shares the same muslin ruffle at the top but has a different flower with red ticking and a taupe ribbon. 

 This one is more romantic with a long lace ruffle and then a very feminine posy at the top.

 This one makes a bold statement with the flower.  Since the flower is so big I kept the ruffle in the same burlap as the stocking. 

 And the last one I used some cream burlap as the ruffle to keep the same texture but add a little big of differentiation and kept the flower neutral too.
I had a good time making these - it really makes me want to create new stockings for the family this year.  Maybe not burlap though ...hmmmm linen sounds good.
Are you making any stockings this year?  

linking to:
Strut your stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple
Get your craft on with Life as Lori 
Hookin' Up with HOH House of Hepworths 
Transformation Thursdays at The Shabby Chic Cottage

19 comments:

  1. Tammy, I just love those and I love the burlap. Is there different grades of burlap? I bought some to do some projects with and it is just so course. I was in a hurry the other day as I was running throught Walmart. They had a tablecloth that looked alot like burlap, I am going to go back and take a look at it, might be easier to work with.

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  2. Lovin' the stockings. Cute!
    I am working on little bitty ones right now. Fun stuff!
    Rhnda

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  3. Incredible display! Glad I found your blog..I'll definitely be stopping by again!

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  4. Love your stuff, and I wonder if you would like to see my two latest projects, as they are all done in whites, creams and black accents. Come say hi!

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  5. Oh, I love these! I was thinking of doing burlap stockings and you have totally motivated me now. The only problem is that I will never be able to make them as wonderful as you have.

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  6. These are darling! Burlap never looked so good! I've been wanting to try a burlap project and this is IT! :) mercedes

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  7. These are so cute and what a display! I would love to try and make some for my kiddos. Thanks for the inspiration! Your blog is too much :)

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  8. These are all just adorable!
    Brenda

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  9. Love each and every one!! I would love to make some but I have no sewing skills at all!

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  10. Love your blog, so glad to of found you- (a new follower) i just attempted to make some myslf, love how yours turned out..
    Great Inspiration!!!
    Ill be back

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  11. I LOVE your burlap stockings, there are beautiful with all their neutralness...just adorable friend!!! & your booth is divine darlin!
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  12. I love love love your stockings! I wish I could sew. I made a a no-sew (love that stitch witchery!) set of stockings for my family last year using burlap and seashells, they turned out really cool!

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  13. Oh my, I think I'm in love! I bought some burlap but haven't sewed with it yet. Makes me sneeze!
    Brenda

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  14. These are so sweet, you did a great job!
    ~Michelle

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  15. Beautiful, I love the stocking! I am new follower, what a beautiful blog. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. I did make thru my first craft show! All the stress was worth it!

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  16. You are one busy lady! How do you do it all? The stockings are terrific in burlap...especially with all the wonderful trims.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love your stockings! And the book pages above your mantel are terrific! I need to try my hand at burlap one of these days, but have been putting it off due to the mess:)

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  18. These are soooo cute! Yes, you should hop on to Etsy with them -- they're adorable!

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