Thursday, October 9, 2014

~ANOTHER YEAR OF CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS BEGINS~

Every year I spend a lot of time hunting down the different components for the Tattered Vintage Lace Stocking Hangers (Ornaments) I offer up at Christmas.  I just love making them and I'm always so happy to put the trims and laces to good use...
 
They are a lot easier to find than real VINTAGE FELT.
 
This year I've cut out 100 separate wool felt pieces for the petite Stocking Hanger Ornaments.
(That's the boring part!)
That is fifty more than I cut out last year...ran out of the wonderful old felt and the stuff you can find readily available today (from Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Hancocks, etc.) is crummy.  Argh!
 
They only offer Poly Felt and it pales in comparison to the vintage Wool Felt offered up until about the mid 1970's.  You can find new Wool Felt...but goodness...it's so costly!

Christmas is just around the corner...can you believe it?  Thanksgiving is so close to it this year that it makes the the holiday season feel scrunched and rushed...  Sometimes it's a challenge starting Christmas during the Harvest time of the year...  But, if I don't I never catch up.  

Sew...sew...sew...off to work I go.

Blessings...

5 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are so pretty, Rebecca! Look at you, all set to go for Christmas. : ) I can't say anything because I've started, too. I only did two items so far (and already sold a third to a co-worker). I'm hoping to get things listed this coming week in my Etsy shop to hopefully get some early bird Christmas shoppers!

Theresa said...

SO pretty! I just found a pillow that I bought last year as a gift, wink wink... couldn't give it away:) Have a blessed day dear Rebecca, HUGS!

Christy Buchanan said...

While on the computer tonight I decided to check your blog, SO GLAD to have you back! I have missed it but understand why. Your felt hanger ornaments are so pretty, and Christmas is around the corner! Blessings to you Rebecca!

Colleges in Houston said...

They are awesome.

NanaDiana said...

I missed this post. I love your stockings, Rebecca. You do such beautiful work. That is a LOT of stockings to cut out of felt! xo Diana

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