I’ve been busy embroidering more little Christmas stockings as I have another craft fair on Saturday, Clutter City at Norwich Arts Centre. These are a perfect size for filling with simple Christmassy gifts such as some walnuts, chocolate coins, a couple of small oranges and some brightly wrapped chocolates, or for those expensive gifts which are all sparkly and come in tiny boxes.
I’ve also put some into the folksy shop.
These make me think of nice Christmas’s that I had growing up with my sisters in rural Suffolk in the seventies. One year me and my younger sisters all got dolls and doll cradles, that Christmas night we sat together around our Christmas tree with all the house lights off and just the fairy lights on, wearing brightly coloured dressing gowns (the sort that made our dad always say “blast, girls get away from the fire”…..they’d get scorchy really quickly) and we sang “Away in a Manager” and “Little Donkey” while we cuddled our dollies. It sounds really silly but for me that was one of the nicest Christmas memories I have of my childhood and it makes me get all misty eyed when I remember it.
These little stockings come in two sizes, the slighter larger size is about 1o inches from top to heel and then smaller size is just over 8 inches from top to heel.
Both sizes are fully lined with a re-cycled rainbow striped fabric and have velvet ribbon loops to hang up above the fireplace or they’d look sweet tucked at the foot of someone’s bed all ready to be found Christmas morning.
I would like to offer a lucky reader one of my hand embroidered little Christmas stockings.
If you would like to enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below telling me what was the nicest thing you remember about Christmas when you were small.
This giveaway is open until 7pm UK time 15th December. I’ll draw a name out on Sunday evening.
Due to postal costs I can only send things to a UK address, so this is a nice way overseas readers can send a surprise gift to a friend or family member who lives in the UK.
Good luck xx
Sorry, this giveaway is now finished.