Thursday, December 18, 2014

Stockings Hung With Care

Stocking Mixed Media Accordion Fold Mini Books, 1st edition
Each holiday fills us with excitement, and the school kid in me knows that means arts & crafts time! Stockings are ripe (no pun intended?) for creative license - and here I went to town making a funky little book to display their holiday flair. Glue and threaded needles were gathered.....

The stockings and even the background - yes, that's my calligraphy copy of the first stanza of The Night Before Christmas - are made from fabric. Each sports a random play of hand-sewn clear and silver beads plus a button flourish.
Opened, each book measures about 3" x 12". The covers are tissue-textured mat board, and vintage Santa-themed tissue reinforces the heavy watercolor paper pages (both sides). Organza ribbon tipped with a silver jingle bell keeps it tied together.
These little buggers are a blast to make so I plan to have more in stock in my Etsy shop next year. They'd make great little gifties, just sayin'.