I was excited to be able to make Emilie another package. It is so fun to give and make things for people you "get", especially like-minded peeps or ones with similar style. Emilie loves the letter E, so I knew I wanted to get her stocking monogrammed. I didn't want to pay upwards of $8-$12. I was in one of my favorite antique shops for their Christmas open house and met a lady who embroiders and she only charged $3 for this. I was sooo excited!! I didn't have the black velveteen I wanted but realized that I did have this chenille bedspread in my van still. I had tried to sell it at a yard sale this spring or summer. Yeah, I don't much like de-cluttering. ;)
I had to do black and white toile since Emilie loves toile. I had seen in an old Family Circle magazine a stocking with a similar shape and loved it. Hence, the quirky shape...
Emilie uses frogs in her Christmas decor so when I found these spreaders I had to get them.
An E block. Love the shape. Found it the same night at the antique shop. I also got some that spelled Let it Snow.
I made the shutter ornaments. Love all the ribbons. I think I could have a ribbon shop. I would be happier than a pig in slop!!
The JOY sign I made also. Just took a wood plaque and wiped green craft paint on with a paper towel(couldn't find a paint brush...), modge podged some scrapbook paper, then stenciled the word.
Emilie wanted to collect Elves but didn't have any. I found some that same night at the antique shop. I thought they were scary-cute.
Some more stocking stuffers...two green mugs, Starbucks giftcard, a monogrammed key chain, cozy socks, an elf ornament, some other treats and goody bags for her kiddies.
I had so much fun putting together this package for Emilie!! Thank you, Robin, for hosting such a fun swap!!