Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Simply Christmas guest post and giveaway!

It’s my absolute pleasure today to be guest posting over at Kerryanne’s gorgeous Shabby Art Boutique and playing along with Simply Christmas

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Have you been playing along with Simply Christmas too?  If you ever need to top up your “Christmas-cheer-mometer”, then Kerryanne’s boutique is certainly the place to be!!  Alongside Kerryanne’s inspirational posts full of ideas, tutorials and  festive gorgeousness, has been a plethora of eye-candy provided by some amazingly talented bloggers who have joined in with Kerryanne’s ‘linky’ parties.  Not to mention the wonderful guest posters’ who have offered-up fantastic tutorials and giveaways over the last few weeks!

When Kerry invited me to be a guest poster I decided that a Christmas stocking would be the ideal tutorial to offer in this, the final week of Advent.

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This basic stocking can be sewn in just a couple of hours, and I’ve provided ideas for embellishment should you have a bit more time to spare!  Just head on over here for my tutorial!

A Simply Christmas giveaway…

I am giving away one of my finished stockings!  This one here, with the gorgeous ‘red robin’ button designed and hand-painted by Barb Smith of Theodora Cleave.

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To enter, just leave me ONE comment on this post.  I am happy to ship anywhere in the world!  I will draw the winner at 12.00 noon (Melbourne time) on Christmas Eve. 

This giveaway is now closed and a winner will be announced later on today!!

Happy creating!

Vikki xo  Smile

74 comments:

Jane S. said...

What a beautiful stocking, and what a good tutorial on Shabby Art Boutique! I've got a lot of vintage linens that have been damaged over the years. They'd make grand stocking toppers though. :)

Thank you for the chance to win this stocking. Season's Greetings to you!

shez said...

Whow Vikki i would love a chance to win this stunning xmas stocking and i loved your post over at Kerryannes,merry xmas to you and you loved ones.xx

Chris said...

Oh Vikki.....that is one lovely stocking! Merry Christmas!

Fiona said...

It's gorgeous honey and a fantastic easy to follow tutorial - Well Done.

Hugs - Fee X

Marsha said...

The stockings are just beautiful! What a great idea! Thanks so much for a chance to win! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Lizzie said...

Now I can't not try for this one Vikki, it's simply adorable and a fabulous colour..!
Have an amazingly fabulous christmas and the best of everything for 2012, take care and try to be good ;o)
Lizzie
xxx

Joan and Kevin said...

I just love it it is beautiful and so elegant. Thanks for the chance to win.

Deb said...

Absolutely stunning stocking sweet. It is so elegant and pretty.
I bet they look lovely hanging in your lounge.

Stitchin' time said...

I love this stocking and maybe a little bit of birthday luck will come my way when you draw this *crossing fingers*, lol :)! Thanks for the great tutorial at Shabby Art Boutique.
Cheers,
Robyn

Sheila said...

A beautiful stocking Vikki , it is really elegant , I am going over now to check out your tutorial , thanks . Merry Christmas to you and your family, Sheila

twelve30 said...

This is a beautiful stocking. I love the use of vintage linens. Thanks for the giveaway.
twelve30(at)gmail(dot)com

Allie said...

How lovely, girl!

LindaSchiffer said...

I really like your stocking! We don't usually 'do' stockings here at our house 'cause they are mostly too 'cutesy' ... but yours is lovely. I particularly like the linen and lace look of it.

:) Linda

Bev said...

Simple yet quite elegant. The color of the stocking is my favorite and really showcases the vintage linen. Thank you for the tutorial and have a wonderful holiday.

Kate said...

Your stocking is truly beautiful!
Merry Christmas

KaHolly said...

Gorgeous and clever, like everything else you make!! What a wonderful give-away! Thanks a bunch!!

James-Linda said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL!
WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS STOCKING!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!

Julie said...

Your stocking is JUST gorgeous - and your tutorial is so clear and easy to follow - have some old napkins in my drawer so would love to try this for next christmas maybe. Really enjoy your blog - keep up the great work. Festive greetings to you and your family, kind regards and friendship, Julie :-)

Outback Crafter Debra said...

Oh Vicki,
The stocking is beautiful. Our stockings have vanished into thin air this year. The stocking monster must have eaten them.

Keep up the good work and thanks for the easy tutorial.
Debra

SoozeM said...

Wow what a stunning stocking, I just adore the color, and the little Red Robin is just divine!! I have found that I really don't like the shape of some stocking patterns that are available, but the shape of yours is just perfect!!

Hope you have a lovely Christmas!

Sharyn said...

Thanks for this wonderful tutorial. It is too late for me for this Christmas but I will certainly earmark it for next year. Sharyn

jofridsquilt said...

A beautiful stocking and a great tutorial. Thanks for the chanse to win. Have a nice week. Hugs Jofrid

grandmarockton said...

love the stocking and will Wish you a wonderful HOLIDAY

Martina said...

What a lovely stocking. Love your creations! Thanks so much!

hueisei said...

Beautiful and lovely stocking!
Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

Susan Entwistle said...

Oh my goodness. That is just beautiful, I love, love, love the button. Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

Lyn said...

What a lovely way to make a stocking..just perfect for an adult..thank you for the very clear instructions

Pia said...

Beautiful - thanks for the chance to win

Annie said...

Vikki those stockings are absolutely beautiful...I would be so happy to have that hanging from my mantlepiece next Christmas. Thank you so much for the opportunity. Have a wonderful Christmas

barb's creations said...

OOoohhhh I must pop over and check out your turotial,I have lots of old linens I inherited from my gandma as well as from op-shopping over the years.Thanks for the chance to win one of your gorgeous stockings :) Barb.

AnitaS said...

The stocking is very lovely and I love the button. I would be happy to win this.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!
A lady in a quilt group I used to attend always won the weekly raffle when she shouted, "Pick me, pick me, pick me!" (had to be said theee times)
So Vikki, I am going to do the same and shout, "Pick me, pick me, pick me!!" and see if I can be that blessed too.
You're such a special talent, my friend!
Hugs
Jenny
xxxx

Simone de Klerk said...

GORGEOUS! And such a sweet button!
I had a great time going through Kerryanne's Christmas posts. so inspriring!

Bietje said...

Over here we don't hang stockings on Christmas, but I love the idea to do so.
Thanks for the chance to win this most beautiful stocking I ever saw.

aussiequilter said...

beautiful !

Sunnybec said...

As usual beautiful, as is everything you do. Have a lovely lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Hugs xx

gill said...

Gorgeous! I love the colour of the stocking and the robin is so cute!
Thank you!

Stephanie said...

Love the vintage look of the stocking. I have a stack of vintage linens and a little stash of hankies meant for stockings. Next year perhaps???

Wishing you peace and joy this holiday season.

deborah in alabama said...
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deborah in alabama said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for the chance to win this stocking its beautiful.

Diane H said...

Vikki, only you would create such a stunning stocking. Thanks so much for the tutorial and the chance in your draw. My very best wishes to you and yours this Christmas. Blessings.

Dolores said...

What a beautiful stocking Vikki. I need to make a couple of new ones for the increase in the family and also newer ones for the grown-ups that my children are now. This one fits the bill. Thank you.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Vikki! What a lovely giveaway, and on Xmas Eve, too! The stocking is lovely and I am a big fan of Barb's buttons- that one just sets the stocking off perfectly.
Happy Xmas from Sandy. :)

chrissie said...

That stocking is wonderful. If I was lucky enough to win, it would appear on my fireplace every year. I would be so proud to own it.
Thank you for the chance to win it.
Have a wonderful Christmas xx

Shebandowan said...

I love the colour. I love the lace hanky. I especially love the bird. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Janet

Mimers said...

Love LOVE Love the stocking and really appreciate the tutorial and pattern! I tried making a stocking last night just by guessing on proportion but couldn't get happy'd up with the dimensions so I'm going to use your pattern tonight! I would be thrilled to win your giveaway for your glorious stocking!

Thank you and Merry Merry Christmas!

quiltcat said...

oh, that a beautiful stocking, also all your blog so beautiful to see.
hope I have a chace for the giveaway.wish you wonderful christmasdays
mg elfriede

Laine said...

What can I say that everyone else hasn't already said. That is a beautiful stocking. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

lsandes@comcast.net

Emanuela said...

It's such a beautiful stocking!!! And as I can't sew it, I enter your giveaway and keep my fingers crossed...
Probably I won't win it, anyway I thank you because you are willing to send it everywhere...I have just won Redoux giveaway, but after an email telling me this, I received another one telling me that she had missed up things and she could not ship overseas (which wasn't stated in the announcement of the giveaway)...not a correct behaviour, I think...
Have a Happy Christmas!

Emanuela

Cecilia said...

Your stockings are beautiful! Your tutorial is very detailed and looks easy to follow. Thanks for the chance to win the stocking.

Cheryl said...

So elegant.so simple, so very beautiful, Thanks for the idea as most people ( crafty poeple) we all have some handed down linens doillies etc Thanks pretty please pick me,
Bestest Christmas wishes and New year.

nangymama said...

The stocking is simply beautiful!! I have been wanting to make new stockings and couldnt find anything that TRIPPED MY TRIGGER!! This stocking has inspired me,thank-you!!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Ohh Vikki,
You have done a fabulous job on the Vintage Stocking!
Well done and thank you for sharing.
I'm sure Kerryanne was thrilled with your post as well as all of us.
Merry Christmas,
Creative hugs,
Anna

Idgie said...

Your Christmas Stocking is Perfectly Charming Vikki! Thank You For the Opportunity to Win! Wishing You and Yours a Merry Merry Christmas and a New Year Filled With Love, Joy and Laughter!
Sincerely,
Laurie AKA Idgie
idgiescottage@msn.com

Linda B said...

Such a stunning Christmas stocking! I would be thrilled to hang it in my home next year! Thanks for the chance to win!
Merry Christmas!
Linda

maggie said...

Dear Vicki
Lovely stocking and a great tutorial.
Merry christmas and thank you sharing.
Cheers
maggie

Kelly @ Craft Until Your Art's Content said...

I love the stocking and the colour, Vikki. Thanks for offering it as a giveaway. I like your smiley photo on your blog. I felt your smile through the post.

Kelly

Marcia W. said...

I visiting via Kerryanne's blog. Saw your beautiful stocking and decided my mother would love it - if I am so fortunate as to win. It is absolutely wonderful as is the tutorial. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

Angela said...

The stocking is so lovely, thank you for doing a tutorial for us with Kerryanne, and thank you for giving us a chance to win one of your lovely stockings.

SandyN said...

Wow love your stocking. Thanks for the opportunity to win.


Sandyn

Janet said...

Very lovely!

rockgranny said...

It is so beautiful and elegant too. Thanks for the chance to win.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What stunning Christmas stockings Vikki - love al the sweet details. Hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful Christmas. Best wishes for a creative 2011!

Una said...

Hi Vikki, what a lovely blog today! hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Miss you all very much. Lots of love to you, Una xx

Vicki ♥ said...

I love your stocking Vikki and I have some vintage linens as I have been visiting op-shops. I like how you used that pretty aqua colour too :) You are such a clever gal :) I hope you have a very merry christmas sweetie :) Keeping fingers crossed I win your lovely stocking :) Hugs Vicki x

Lucky-1 said...

Vikki your stocking is beautiful and I want to say thank you for a chance to win one.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

HUGGLES
Lucky

retdairyqueen said...

Love that stocking
Great tutorial over at Kerryannes
Best wishes for a lovely Christmas to you and yours

Pam said...

Hi Vikki, I love the stocking, it's beautiful. Hope you have a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2012.

Jenny D said...

It's beautiful. I love vintage linens and now I'm going to go tuck some into the top of my stockings. Merry Christmas! :)

sue niven said...

Just beautiful Vikki. Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The stocking is just delightful.

Carolyn McPherson said...

What a beautiful stocking and I hope that I can make one too in the future. I love the little finishing touches too.

Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

What a lovely giveaway. That stocking is gorgeous.
I came over from Shabby Art Boutique and I am your newest follower.
Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous stocking. Merry Christmas...

Marilyn said...

I hope I have just squeezed in for the draw because I love that stocking :) Marilyn

Robert Orlando said...

Hi Vicki,

What a beautiful stocking. That colour green is my absolute favourite. Now I know what to do with Mum's old baby cot sheets.

Merry X-mas to you & yours. xo

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