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12 décembre 2012 3 12 /12 /décembre /2012 19:35

Dear readers,

 

Chers lecteurs,

 

Thanks a lot for your comments who usually make my breakfast! I read them sipping my morning tea before going to work and it keeps me happy for the rest of the day!

 

I believed something was missing to my first mantel.

 

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If you're thinking more "bling", you might be right... But that's not what I was looking for this year.

 

Dans mon esprit, un manteau de cheminée de Noël ne serait pas complet sans ses "stockings", les grandes chaussettes à remplir de petits cadeaux.

 

No, I thought no Christmas mantel would be complete without stockings.

 

I couldn't find anything in French stores that was remotely close to what I had in mind. I only found very "Christmasy" ones. What's wrong with that? Nothing, really, except I didn't want a reindeer or a big chubby Santa on my stockings.

 

J'en ai cherché dans les boutiques, mais je n'ai trouvé que des choses très colorées avec des rennes en peluches dessus ou des gros pères-Noël joufflus... Bof!

 

So the idea of making one popped in my brain.

 

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Except, you might remember that I can't sew... Still, I decided I should challenge myself.

 

Je me suis dit qu'il était temps de se lancer un défi perso pour moi qui ne sais pas coudre!

 

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I'm sorry, I took the picture when it was already night, when I finished the stocking actually. I have evening school meetings for the next two days... and I couldn't wait to brag!!!

 

I found different tutorial on the Internet and added my very down-to-earth touch.

 

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The white-dot-blue fabric is removable, just in case I want a different colour or atmosphere next year!

 

Le revers bleu à pois est amovible, comme ça si l'an prochain j'ai une envie de rouge ou de noir, ce sera facile de changer!

 

I can't resist to show you my paperwhites that are blooming and where next to me on the dining-room table while I was sewing.

 

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Les narcisses paper-white ont déjà fleuri et m'ont accompagnée sur la table de la salle à manger pendant que j'essayais de coudre droit!

 

Also, I could use your advice. The old sewing-machine is my Mom's. She's so kind that she lent it to me. But it's very heavy and with my hernia it kills me to lift it to the table and then to put it back under the stairs where it's hidden. So I was thinking of buying a new one. Any mistake I shouldn't make while choosing it?

 

La machine que m'a prêtée ma Maman (merci!) est super, mais elle est définitivement bloquée sur un seul point et est vraiment lourde. C'est vraiment douloureux avec ma hernie de la déplacer. J'envisage d'en acheter une autre un de ces jours. Auriez-vous des conseils à me donner?

 

Magali, from the Little White House xxx

 

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Mam 13/12/2012 16:30

La première photo ne s'imprime pas ! Mais bravo pour ta botte de Noël et tes narcisses sont superbes et ils doivent sentir bien bon. Ta maison est vraiment chaleureuse et elle te ressemble bien.

Mandi McClure 13/12/2012 13:49

For someone who can't sew you are pretty good. I love that stocking. And so easy to change the look if you wanted to. Brilliant.

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