Friday, 26 December 2014

Happy Xmas! Yule Fairy

Happy Xmas!!
After almost 2 years of stitching i finished Yule Fairy but put her away as she is my Mums Xmas present. I found some lovely fabric in my local fabric shop and that very night i sat down to finish sewing the stocking.

It has turned out a lot better then i thought! The toes and heel are still a little boxy- as i have found on the other stockings i made- but nowhere near as bad as i expected. The sewing machine played nice so i managed to finishing sewing it after only 3 attempts at rethreading! Thats a record! I think i am finally getting better at sewing....

I thought i would include a photo of my Mum receiving the stocking Xmas day. Shes just starting to cry....good tears :)

Xmas morning was over so quickly. The kids loved it and was very excited.

 One of Esmai's main presents was a recycled dolls house. This was originally made for my sister almost 15 years ago by a neighbour. My sister has long out grown it so gave it to us for my daughter. It had been pretty beaten up, all solid but the door and windows were hanging off and it had chewing gum inside.
My partner complete redecorated it, white paint, flooring, fixed the doors and windows, wallpaper and the best bit was it was complete free, we brought some dolls and furniture but the actual house and decorating didn't cost a thing!
She has played with it for hours. Making the dolls walk up and down the stair, over and over and over- telling me off when i dont do it right!

 We made a gingerbread house with the kids. It was the first one we have ever made and it was a disaster!! It was from a kit but the damn thing kept falling apaprt


Rai Rai's Stitches said...

Absolutely beautiful!
I stitched the Yule Fairy a few years ago, and she is breathtakingly beautiful, isn't she?

Congrats on a most beautiful christmas present. It's a gift that will be cherished!

sharine said...

Beautiful stocking:)

Ruth said...

Oh wow, congratulations on the beautiful stitching, the wonderful (and adventurous) finishing, and the happy tears. Excellent work!

Love the doll house too... you can tell how enrapt she is. Good show.

Merry Christmas season to you and yours!

Annie said...

Looks like your family had a wonderful Christmas! The stocking turned out beautifully, and I totally get your mom's joyful tears:)

Bea said...

What a beautiful stocking! No wonder there were happy tears.

Love the doll house - that is going to be well played with.

Blu said...

What a gorgeous stocking! I'm not surprised there were happy tears!

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas.

Lana said...

That stocking is absolutely gorgeous!! The finishing is gorgeous too!! Looks like your little one is so happy with the doll house! Neat to have something like that passed down in the family.

stitcherw said...

Wow the stocking turned out gorgeous, what a beautiful stitched piece and finishing. The dollhouse was wonderful too, I can see how she'd want to play with it for hours.