International Stocking Challenge!
As part of our international stocking challenge- I chose Nepal! I know, right? I know what you're thinking... Odd choice...Nepal? Does Nepal even CELEBRATE Christmas??? No, nationally they do not. The reason I chose Nepal is because this 2 years ago I received a gift from a relative doing some world traveling, and she brought me some traditional broadcloth from Nepal- which happens to be printed with our celebrated Christmas colors of red, green and white!
Since this was very special fabric and realized I should use it wisely, I incorporated this Nepali fabric into the heels of our first Christmas stockings as newlyweds! I wanted them to match, but still be unique to our own personal tastes; and the Nepali broadcloth added that perfect special touch to help our stockings match, but still be different. I, of course, chose owls and I chose this birch tree stripe broadcloth for my husband. He's not a woodsman, but his beard might indicate otherwise! J I interlined each stocking with batting, chose a glitzy Michael Miller green damask print to line each one, and attached deep red velvet cuffs. I roughly stitched our initials in DMC Floss on each stocking and used whatever ribbon I had laying around as the hang tab.
The Christmas colors of the Nepali broadcloth make it perfect for holiday décor to treasure for years to come. Now I just have to figure out what to make with the remainder! Maybe save it for future children's stockings so they all coordinate together??? This has definitely put me in the Christmas spirit and I cannot wait! I've logged away many craft ideas for ornaments and gifts for this year and I should probably get started on them soon! It's only 6 months away! Of course I will blog about whatever things I'm making so stay tuned!