Dog paw print stockings for Christmas

I’m slowly getting into the homemade Christmas spirit…. Christmas cards have been made and posted, first test of the fruit mince pie recipe was success and very delicious, and now 2 Christmas stockings are completed.

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Dog paw print fleece Christmas Stockings
Dog paw print fleece Christmas Stockings

And check out my other animal inspired craft items

Homemade Christmas Cards

This year it finally happened – I have made my own Christmas cards to send to friends and family.

The idea behind these cards is to reuse paper, cardboard and sewing bits and bobs. The cards also have 2 uses – as a card, and as a tree decoration.

Here are a few of the designs, which I hope they look like little presents wrapped with ribbons.

Homemade Christmas cards
Homemade Christmas cards


old magazines with Christmas images or colours

paper samples bought from Oxfam

assortment of ribbons

pva glue

sequins and other sparkles

coloured pans


I hope my friends and family enjoy their personalised homemade cards. x

Vintage patterns from ebay

I love browsing ebay for sencond hand goods. I have recently noticed that there are a lot of vintage sewing patterns for sale on ebay and I have been lucky and won a couple of auctions !!  Quite excited about getting  the patterns out and planning some sewing projects.

McCalls 6566
McCalls 6566 vintage pattern. Copyright 1962
Simplicity 7115
Simplicity 7115 vintage pattern.