Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas is Coming!

Hi there!
It has been quite awhile since I have entered a project over at The Shabby Tea Room!  I do love red and gingham and was inspired to use my little muslin bags from SU for a quick Christmas gift.  The challenge required to use the colors of red, white and brown.  Here is the beautiful inspiration photo we were to follow...
I started with a muslin bag and stamped the background with snowflakes.  A cup image from Hero Arts was stamped and paper pieced.  Gingham ribbon and snowflake placed for added interest.  I stitched a little stocking using felt and twine and filled it with candy canes, ivy, and pine cones.  I used copics to color inside the cup for the appearance of hot chocolate and applied glossy accents.  Hot chocolate mix was placed in a plastic bag inside the muslin bag and tied with ribbon, twine, and a cute little stocking button.

OK, that's all for now, friends.  I thank you so much for viewing my project today!  Take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving, hugs!


Muslin Bag:  SU
Stamps:  Verve(snowflakes), Hero Arts(cup)
Ink:  SU(CrumbCake)
Pine Cones, Ivy, Pipe Cleaners, Button:  Hobby Lobby
Felt:  White-PTI, Red-MFT
Snowflake Punch:  McGill
Twine:  American Crafts
Gems:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric


  1. Oh my goodness, Maria, this is just the most wonderful project. The snowflakes on the muslin is just perfect. I love your stitched stocking...just too cute. And, it is filled with wonderful delights. Great project!!!

    I've probably said it before but have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Oh, and for sure, I love the gingham. :-)

  3. A fabulous take on the challenge photo, Maria! Your little bag is delightful and soooo festive!! x

  4. Oh your bag is darling Maria!! You did a beautiful job with the inspiration photo! They look like they should be together! Love the stitched stocking!

  5. OMG Maria-Love, Love, Love it! Every little detail is perfect and it looks like it belongs to the photo! :) I am sooo glad you joined us this week in The Shabby Tea Room! :)

  6. Ooooh! I think you've captured all the shabby deliciousness of the photo in your project! It's awesome, Maria!
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  7. Ohh my gosh...this is so PERFECT and fits the inspiration picture to a "T"...absolutely darling! Thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room :)

  8. This is SO awesome, love your creativity!

  9. How beautiful and fun at the same time, Maria! You were so creative with every detail! I like those red candy canes and the boot is wonderful too! The whole project says "Christmas" fun!

  10. Wowzer--what a wonderful project you made--perfect use of that photo!

  11. Outstanding creation ! Thank you for joining TSTR challenge !

  12. What a gorgeous little gift bag!! I shouldn't bother to put anything inside ... It's a perfect gift as it is!

  13. Oh my, Maria this gift bag is adorable! Love the subtle stamped snowflakes and the mug of hot cocoa! Yummy!!!