Auction of Tuesday, July 26th- Listings

On Tuesday, July 26th at 10.30 a.m., an auction of 250 Plus lots

Saturday, July 23rd   9.30 a.m.- 12.30 p.m.
Monday, July 25th   9.00 a.m.- 5.00 p.m.
Tuersday, July 26th   9.00 a.m.- 5.00 p.m.

1 Hoover 1600W Extra Lightweight Upright Vacuum Cleaner in Purple £6/7

2 Set of Folding Kitchen Steps £6/7

3 A Selection of Twenty-Three Golf Clubs in a Soft Case including Four Calloway Big Bertha Irons, Three Power Bilt Irons, Seven Titelist Irons and a Wedge, One Titelist DCI Black Wedge, Three Hollow Steel Drivers, a Lady's Patty Berg Wedge, a McGregor Smoothie Putter and a Slazenger SI Wedge £32/36

4 Dimplex Log Effect Gas Fire With Built-in Dehumidifier £55/60

5 Mahogany Two Door TV Stand £8/10

6 Teak Effect Two Door Television Cabinet £5/10

7 Oak Hifi Cabinet With Glazed Door £6/8

8 Three Drawer Filing Cabinet £5/6

9 Set of Skis in a Soft Green Case £8/10

10 Four Shelf Mahogany Bookcase With Under-Cupboard £10/15

11 Pair of Gilt Framed Still Life Watercolours £12/16

12 Mahogany Effect Narrow Bookcase £5/8

13 Ply Fall Front Bureau £5/6

14 White Two Tier Trolley on Castors £6/7

15 Mahogany Glazed Corner Cabinet £8/10

16 One 'Harlequin' Set of Golf Clubs in a Soft Carry Case £10/12

17 Mahogany Effect Display Cabinet With Five Shelves £6/10

18 Hardwood Effect Four Drawer Filing Cabinet £10/12

19 Domed Top Bamboo Four Shelf Bookcase £10/12

20 Ceramic Washbowl and Jug in White (Distressed) £6/7

21 Mahogany Nest of Occasional Tables With Bow Fronted Under-stretchers £65/70

22 Mahogany Nest of Three Tables With Green Leather Inset and Glasstops £45/50

23 Pine Bobbin Turned Towel Rail £8/10

24 Teak Nest of Three Tables With X-Frame Under-stretchers £65/70

25 Tiled Top Teak Coffee Table with Spindle Under-shelf £10/12

26 One 'Harlequin' Set of Golf Clubs in a Soft Carry Case £10/12

27 Pine Small Table, Upholstered Stool, Magazine Rack £8/10

28 Box of Glassware etc. £5/6

29 Parker Knoll Three Piece Lounge Suite in a Floral Pattern £30/32

30 Set of Accuber Golf Clubs in a Soft Case £6/8

31 Casio Electronic Keyboard £12/15

32 Salton Entertainer Hostess Trolley £12/15

33 Large 4Ft Fish Tank With External Pump and Filter With Iowa Rock Etc £40/50

34 Oak Dining Chair With Brown Fabric Seat £10/12

35 Oak Plywood Bedside Cabinet and One Other £5/6

36 Complete Photography Development Set (Slides,Plates, etc.) £10/15

37 Marks and Spencer’s TV Stand on Castors £4/5

38 A Lightwood Television Unit £4/5

39 Kettler Exercise Bike £10/12

40 Hoover Upright Vacuum Cleaner £6/7

41 New 4Ft Storage Bed in Black Leather (Fabric Sheet Missing) £75/80

42 Framed Printed of an Otter (Lutra Lutra) £10/12

43 Bergere Three Piece Suite Consisting Of Two Seater Sofa & Two Armchairs £85/90

44 Assorted Golf Irons £8/10

45 Box of Churchill Tableware £10/12

46 Two Graduated Oak Square Set Octagonal Occasional Tables £10/15

47 Electric Fire With Built In Dehumidifier £55/60

48 Electric Fire With Five Settings (New) £55/60

49 Georgian Oak Rocker £55/60

50 Oak Bedroom Chair With Upholstered Seat £8/10

51 Swivel Chair With Chrome Frame £10/15

52 Kitchen Work Top 230cm Length £10/12

53 Ladies British Eagle 'Verona' Mountain Bike £30/40

54 Pair of Brass Fire Dogs £12/15

55 Two Teak Wall Units £10/15

56 Canon Scanner/Printer, Homedics Foot Massager, Guitar Hero Boxed £10/15

57 Mitre Saw and Two Macallister Tile Cutters £4/5

58 Boxed Black and Decker Paper Stripper £10/12

59 Boxed Morphy Richards Fast Bake Breadmaker £12/16

60 Leather Pilot's Bag in Black £7/10

61 Sony DVD Player (a/s) £5/6

62 Silentnight Comfort Control Double Electric Blanket 120cm x 135cm £10/11

63 Folding Bridge Table With Green Baize Top £10/12

64 Two Boxes of Assorted Photographs and Frames £15/20

65 Locie 250G External Hard Drive Boxed £10/15

66 Box of Assorted Car Care Equipment Etc £10/15

67 Exprex External CD Writer £10/15

68 Black Fabric Lap-Top Case £4/6

69 Shredder £5/6

70 Mahogany Bow Fronted Corner Cabinet £5/6

71 Basket of Golf Balls and Ball Marker £8/10

72 Mahogany HiFi Cabinet £6/7

73 One Box of Flooring and Curtain Hanging Rail £3/4

74 Two Drawer Filing Cabinet £6/10

75 Three Drawer Filing Cabinet by Royale £6/7

76 Mahogany Astradual Glazed Corner Cabinet £10/12

77 Flymo Electric Hover Vac Lawn Mower £10/12

78 Oak Effect Four Shelf Bookcase £8/10

79 Five Tier Corner Bookshelf £2/3

80 Selection of Bric-a-Brac including Shelving (BNIB), CD Racks, Light Shade etc. £14/15

81 Large Selection (Two Boxes Plus) of Railway Magazines £12/14

82 Mazda TS2 Boat Cover £4/5

83 Web Writer Software £4/5

84 A Homemaker Maestro Brown Patterned Fringed Rug on a Black Ground approx 8' x 5' £6/7

85 (New) Westminster Double Towel Rail £6/7

86 Bissell Power Wash With Upright Cleaner £6/8

Lot No. Description Guide Price

87 Leather Set of Crown Green Bowls £8/12

88 Quantity of Silverplated Cutlery £10/15

89 Seven Hardback and Paperback Aviation/RAF Books £7/9

90 Two Items of Copperware 'Two Teapots' £8/12

91 A Pair of Brass Candlesticks With Mahogany Inset £12/16

92 1920s 250W Fire Bulb £3/4

93 Boxed Dunlop Hip Flask £6/8

94 Spot Lamp in Black £3/4

95 Boxed Philip Mercier Gold Finished Watch and Seven Jewellery Boxes £10/15

95A Prima Knife Set in Carry Pack £8/9

96 Brass Primus Burner £6/8

96A BB Air Sport Gun £6/8

97 Three Pelham Puppets 'Pinocchio' £20/30

98 Nine Early Glass Bottles of Various Sizes £10/12

99 Silver 800 Mounted Shelf Cameo/ Mother of Pearl on Chain £15/20

100 9ct Gold Charms 9.1 Grams Total and Other Mixed Items £80/100

101 9ct Gold Locket and Chain With Chased Decoration (2.9 Grams Locket Weight) £30/40

102 9ct Gold Four Bar Gate Bracelet With Heart Locket Clasp. 10.5 Grams £100/120

103 19th Century German Ceramic Figure (Distressed) 'Augustus' £110/120

104 Royal Worcester Figure 'Rose', Goebel Figure Trumpet Boy and Bag of Glass Prisms £15/20

105 Army Issue Mark v SP49877 Military Binoculars £30/40

106 Four Folding Trestles Up to 200lbs Weight Per Pair £25/30

107 Stretched Canvass Print £3/5

108 Cadbury Cup and Side Plate “Dunn Burslem” £8/10

109 Royal Crown Derby Pink and Gilt Onion Vase (Distressed) £5/6

110 Wedgwood Chippandale Two Handled Glass Vase £10/15

111 Two Lilliput Lane and Two David Winter Cottages £5/8

112 Poole Biscuit Barrel and Jug, Two Delft Houses, Aynsley Perfume Bottle and Commemorative Dish Etc £10/15

113 Box of Mixed Items £8/12

114 Boxed Revell Plastic Kit “The Visible Man” £10/14

115 Boxed Skillcraft Plastic Kit “The Visible Woman” £10/14

116 A Quartz Mahogany Cased Mantle Clock by The London Clock Company and a Pine Framed Kitchen Clock £5/6

117 Lightwood Three Shelf Bookcase £10/12

118 A Boxed Model Loom 6/7

119 Oak Nest Of Three Occasional Tables £10/12

120 Lightwood Computer Desk by Opus £8/12

121 A Treen Siamese Cat approx 18″ High £6/7

122 Tiffany Style Hanging Wall Light £35/40

122A Brass French Dressing Mirror £20/30

123 Bespoke Television Cabinet (£200) £150/200

124 Pine Triple Robe £60/80

125 Graco Child's Buggy £20/30

126 Two Cast Iron Figures Boy and Girl on Plinths £265/270

127 Single Pedestal Italianate Pattern Wine Table £8/10

128 Balloon-Back Tapestry Upholstered Salon Chair on and Tapered Front Legs £20/25

129 Fix Faux Black Dining Chairs £60/70

130 Two Brown Leather Sofas £160/180

131 Mahogany Corner Display Cabinet £12/20

132 Case of Viners Stainless Steel Cutlery – Six Place Setting £22/25

133 Alfred Meakin Part Dinner Service £10/15

134 Mahogany Case of Monogram Cutlery With Wooden Handles £12/16

135 Single Pedestal Lightwood Dining Table and Four Chairs £25/35

136 DFS Three Seater Sofa in a Plain Oatmeal Design £35/40

137 Office Swivel Chair in a Black Faux Leather Finish £10/12

137A Boxed Ramset J2O Fastening System Model 122 with Accessories £10/15

138 Beechwood Glass Topped Coffee Table £30/60

139 Framed and Mounted Print 'Bamborough Castle' £8/9

140 Star Yacht (of Birkenhead) Yacht With Metal Keel £30/35

141 Hotpoint Tumble Dryer (Near New) £70/80

142 Framed and Mounted Print Golf Scene by Mark King 'Martin Lawrence Limited Editions' Cypress Bay California £20/25

143 Adjustable Spot Lamp £8/10

144 Beech Circular Topped Single Pedestal Side Table £12/16

145 Italianate Musical Sewing Table £6/7

146 Open Twist Table Lamp £10/12

147 Art Deco Lampshade in Creams, Browns and Greys £7/8

148 Phillips Whirlpool Washer/Dryer £60/80

149 Quantity of Chance Glassware £15/20

150 Next Lightwood Wavy Shelving Unit £30/35

151 Three Ceramic Pots Rumtopf, Biscuit Jar Etc £6/10

152 Quantity of Plates, Wedgwood, Royal Albert Etc £6/8

153 Assorted Hardback and Paper-back Books Three Boxes £12/16

154 Two Resin Horse Figures (One Dist) £10/12

155 Modern Black and White Tableware by Waterside £8/10

156 Assorted Royal Mail Philatelic Bulletins £10/15

157 Collection of Approximately Fifteen Hardback and Paperback Railway Books £7/10

158 Braun Electric Toothbrush £5/6

159 The Juicelady Juicer £5/6

160 Selection of Various Plates and Glass Ashtray £10/15

161 Box of Railway Modeller, Model Railway Constructor, Model Railways Binders £8/10

162 Five Resin Animals and Melbourne Panda £8/10

163 Two Boxed Sets Railway/Tramway DVDs and a Railway Jigsaw (All BNIB) £6/7

164 Boxed Kitchen Creaton Kitchen Mixer Tap- Chrome Plated, Solid Brass including Swivelling Faucet and Two Flexible Pipes with Washers £10/12

165 Ten Pieces of Home of Style Earthenware Crockery Compromising Four Dinner Plates, Four Side Plates and Three Bowls £12/14

166 Assorted Commemoratives Plates £5/6

167 Picnic Basket and Contents £8/10

168 Approximately 120 “Commando Magazines Circa 1999-2016 £20/25

169 Six Resin and Ceramic Figures £8/10

170 Work Boots Size Seven Europe Forty £5/8

171 Letter/Correspondence Box in a Faux Crocodile Leather £10/12

171a Qty Of Old Country Rose Tableware £20/30

172 Assorted DVDs £10/15

173 Grey Finished Black Glass Fronted Hi-fi Cabinet £10/14

Lot No. Description Guide Price

174 Art Nouveau Twin Mirror-Door Robe With Under-Drawer £50/70

175 Mahogany Back Lit Glazed Three Door Over Three Cupboard Display on Bracket Feet £40/50

175A Mahogany Cased Skeleton Effect Mantle Clock £5/6

176 Oak Glazed Front Bookcase £6/10

176A Royal Doulton 'Darjeerling' Part Tea Set With Dinner Plates £10/15

177 Pine Three Shelf Bookcase £18/20

177A Cast Iron and Brns Scales With Weights £6/8

178 Lightwood Glazed Door Cabinet £10/12

178A Three Copper Pans and Veritos Burner £6/7

179 Three Quarter Size Divan Red and Memory Collection Mattress £30/35

180 Four Pictures Three Oil and One Watercolour West Kirby £6/10

181 Pair Of Glasstopped White Finished Three Drawer Chests £5/6

182 Large Nobo Notice Board With Green Baize Background £5/6

183 Lightwood Unit With Two Wicker Baskets £6/10

184 Metallic Red Star-ars Scooter £8/10

185 Oak Glazed Display Cabinet £6/7

186 Mahogany Glazed Wall Unit Beresford and Hicks £6/7

187 Glazed Mahogany Bookcase £6/8

188 Pine Six Drawer Twin Pedestal Dressing Table £5/6

189 Glass Topped Kitchen Table and Four Chairs £25/30

190 Three Repro Mahogany Dining Chairs (Two Carvers) £8/12

191 Black Fabric Swivel Office Chair £4/5

192 An Oak Twin Pedestal Dining Table Each Pedestal £10/12

193 Stag Kingsize Bed Head £15/25

194 Two Gilt Framed Oil Paintings on a Mediterranean Theme Signed Ruth Titley and Two Oval Still Life Paintings £20/30

195 Rusted Red Fabric Two Seater Sofa and Recliner Armchair £20/30

196 Box of Framed and Mounted Tapestries £10/15

197 Two Filing Cabinets (Three & Two Drawer) £5/8

198 Mahogany Hall Two Shelf Table With Two Fitted Drawers £5/6

199 Nautille White Board £7/10

200 Brown Leather Three Seater Sofa With Recliner Feature £20/22

201 Framed and Mounted Collage of Shire Horses Pencil Signed J.Rush £15/18

202 Glass Shower Screen £8/10

203 D-End Mahogany Twin Pedestal Dining Table and Chairs (Stag Meredew) £20/25

204 Modern Mahogany Stag Robe £10/11

205 Teak Corner Cabinet With Under-drawer £5/6

206 Black Glass Three Tier TV Stand £6/8

207 Mahogany Corner Hexagonal TV Stand With Glazed Fall Front and Stag Unit £8/10

208 Lightwood Office Shelving With Adjustable Shelves £10/12

209 Mahogany Four Shelf Corner Cabinet £10/14

210 Double Drawer Divan Bed Base & Blue Fabric Headboard £10/15

211 Tall Standing Metal Office Cabinet £8/10

212 Tall Standing Double Door Metal Cabinet £10/12

213 Single Divan Bed and Mattress £15/20

214 Chrome Heated Towel Rail £12/15

215 Chrome Heated Towel Rail £12/15

216 Heritage Portland Wall-Mounted Chrome Heated Towel Rail£30/35

217 Heritage Portland Wall-Mounted Chrome Heated Towel Rail £30/35

218 Stretched Canvass of a Paris Night Scene and the River Seine £10/12

219 Set of Four Lightwood & Cream Upholstery Dining Chairs £15/20

220 Mahogany Glazed Display Unit £15/20

221 Teak Triple Wardrobe £30/50

222 Carl Lewis Exercise Treadmill £20/25

222A Box of Assorted Tableware £6/8

223 Blue Quilt and One Other £8/10

224 Limed Ash Rectangular Dining Table £20/25

225 Rimini 800 Radiator in White H800 XW500mm £30/35

226 Chrome Radiator H110XW550mm £30/35

227 Four Brown Leather Dining Chairs on Chrome Supports £10/12

228 Two Framed & Mounted Paintings On Board Signed I.Cafieri £15/20 £12/14

229 Electric Recliner Rise and Fall Chair (w/o) £20/30

230 Banjo Wall Barometer £12/15

231 Epson Printer/Scanner £6/7

232 Eon Furniture 1970s Teak Writing Bureau £20/30

233 G Plan Red Leather Two Seater Sofa and Two Armchairs £60/80

234 Two Boxes of Assorted Brass and Copperware £30/40

235 Dark Brown Leather Recliner Armchair £30/50

236 Tubular Steel Framed Tub Chair and Cushions £30/40

237 Leather Double Headboard £40/45

238 Framed Map Print Jersey, Guernsey Etc & Ironbridge Print £10/15

239 Cast Iron Fire Surround With Tiles £30/40

240 Cast Iron Fire Surround With Tiles £30/40

241 Cast Iron Fire Surround With Oak Frame £20/30

242 Hardwood Framed Blockboard Print £6/7

243 GPlan Four Drawer Chest and Matching Cupboard £90/100

244 Stripped and Waxed Edwardian Pine Robe with Under-Drawer £65/80

245 Glass Topped Wrought Iron Table and Six Chairs £240/260

246 Royal Doulton 'Pastoral' Dinner Service and Part Tea £40/60

247 Grand-Daughter Clock 'Tempus Fugit' £40/60

248 Cast Iron Fruit Basket and Artificial Fruit £12/15

249 Lightwood Dining Table and Four Chairs With Cream Suede Seats £30/35

250 A Late Regency/Early Victorian Long Case Clock having a Flame Mahogany Case with Rosewood Panels, Marquetry and Inlay and Boxwood Strining having an Arched Hand-Painted Dial by John Moseley of Neath, Glamorgan (1830-1857) and various other South Welsh Address £225/240

251 Corona Mexican Pine Triple Wardrobe £50/60

252 Mahogany Hanging Corner Unit With Glazed Pavel £8/10

253 Kitchen Cabinet/Island With Tiletop £20/25

254 Boxed Caravan Superscott Stabiliser £10/14

255 Campaign Style Wall Unit £10/15

256 Two Dinghy Transport Wheels £10/15

257 Floral Canvas £6/7

258 Hanging Plate Rack in Pine £15/20

259 Copper Burner on Stand With Tray £10/15

260 Zanussi Jet System Washing Machine £30/40

261 Heritage Portland Wall-Mounted Chrome Heated Towel Rail £20/22

Disney t-shirts for baby

So, my older girls got their handmade Disney t-shirts, but for my baby, I tried a few different ideas.
It was really fun to outfit my sweet little 7 month old with some hand made Disney outfits.  It was quite cold while we were there in Florida, so some of her outfits were covered by jackets, but I have a few darling pictures of her sporting her one of a kind clothes.

I bought a pack of white onesies in her size, and for this one, I made a little Snow White inspired, apron-like fabric front.  I cut and zig-zag stitched on a blue front.  Then, made little U shaped pieces of fabric by sewing 2 pieces, right sides together and turning them right side out.  I sewed them along the waist – and let them hang over her pants like a skirt.  Then, I sewed ribbon around the middle, over the yellow fabric, so I could tie it in the back.  I didn't sew all the way around, because the fabric and ribbon wasn't as stretchy as the onesie, and would have been hard to get on her otherwise.

I used hot glue and ribbon to make a bow with Snow White colors – and hot glued an alligator clip on the back to secure it to a stretchy headband.  I found that bows were a really easy way to make the baby look festive!

We love Tsum Tsums around our house – do you?
This onesie was inspired by those dolls – and was made with regular acrylic craft paint.
Minnie on the front, and Pooh on the back 😉

I traced the shape onto the shirt …

Painted it with acrylic paint using small paint brushes.

And then I created a stencil for the words.  Easy and cute!

This Peter Pan inspired shirt was probably my favorite.  My girls and I carved a pumpkin this year that looked a lot like the Tinker Bell image above.  I simply made a stencil for Tink, and painted it onto the t-shirt with black acrylic paint.  I used the end of a painbrush for the dots.
Tinker Bell went on the back, and Peter, Wendy, Michael and John on the front…

I made another bow – yellow, like Tinker Bell's hair – and she looked awesome in this one!  I never did take a great picture, but you get the idea 🙂

With my last white onesie, I couldn't resist these Frozen quotes.
They seemed too perfect for baby.  

I made a stencil with my Silhouette for these too – one for the front, and one for the back.

And she even got to meet Anna herself while wearing it!

I have to say, I'm really pleased with the way these turned out.  Simple, but they each added a fun and festive element to our trip.  
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Disney T-Shirts – Do it Yourself!

We recently returned from a fabulous trip to Disney World!  With daughters ages 3, 6 and 9 – it was so fun to live through their eyes.  It is such an exciting place to be a kid 🙂

Before we left, I did a lot of planning, and gathering, and I made a bunch of Disney goodies for them to have ready to go at the parks.
Some of those things were t-shirts and hair bows – and I wanted to share all my fun creations!

Back when we planned the trip (knowing we would go with cousins and grandparents), my sister, mom and I did a t-shirt project together – so all of the cousins could have a matching shirt.  This Sharpie tie dye look was easy to achieve, and fun because each one was different, but matching in the style.  My mom had done these before, so she explained the process, and it's really simple.  Here are a few pictures to give you the idea:

With plastic cups (could be yogurt containers or anything like that), we used a rubber band to secure a portion of the t-shirt over the opening of the cup. 
Using any color sharpies we wanted, we drew little patterns, dots and squiggles inside the circle shape – really anything goes.  
Then, using a medicine dropper, we dripped rubbing alcohol right in the middle of the circle, and watched as it slowly spread from the center outward.  As it passed over the Sharpie drawings, it spread the ink to create this tie dye effect.  It was like magic!

We used bigger plastic containers for the head, and smaller for the ears – and the result was a funky Mickey head.  
Tip: We did not wash these before they were worn at Disney.  Since being home, they've been washed, and they do fade quite a bit.  
Because white t-shirts are so inexpensive (I got mine at Walmart for only a couple of dollars), I felt like I could experiment with different ideas, and not worry too much if they didn't turn out.
This idea ended up being really cute though!

I love to keep my children's artwork.  I scan into my computer all sorts of cute pictures – and from a few years ago, I had these pictures done by my older girls.
On the left you can see what they drew.  I put a white piece of paper over them, and traced the main lines, darkened my tracing, and then put it inside the front of the t-shirt.
I traced those lines again onto the t-shirt in pencil, and then using a paintbrush, I painted over the lines, to match their drawings.

They turned out so cute!  I wrote their names underneath, with the age they drew the picture, and it was another fun shirt for them to wear at the parks.

We took princess dresses, and other cute shirts I had purchased in advance – but one other set of hand made shirts were these silhouette shirts my mom made for all the grandkids.  Each has a different Disney character – and the bright colors were easy to keep track of 😉
She used her Silhouette Cameo – aren't they fun?

Stay tuned for other DIY outfits I made for my baby!
How about you – have you decorated your own t-shirts before?
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Mini Stocking Advent Calendar

The Christmas season is such a lovely time of year.  I truly enjoy teaching my children about Christ's birth, and the joy of giving.  As my girls get older, it is great to involve them in gifting, service, and learning during Christmas.  
One of the ways I enjoy doing this, is through an advent calendar!  We do have an advent calendar with cubbies, but I wanted to do just a 12 days of Christmas advent calendar this year.  Plus, we had this perfect spot on the mantel, just begging for a cute strand of mini stockings!
These little stockings hold a small piece of chocolate candy for each of the girls, and a little card that gives an activity that we'll do that day.  We have things like make cookies and deliver them to neighbors, visit relatives, attend our church Christmas party, act out the nativity, watch a Christmas movie, make gifts for siblings, and things like that.  So far, it has been really fun.  
So here's a quick how-to:

For each stocking, I cut 2 pieces of lining fabric, and 2 pieces of outer fabric.  The shape of the stocking can be found here.

For the outer fabric, put right sides together and sew around the stocking with 1/4″ seam allowance (leaving the top of the stocking unsewn, like a regular sock).
For the lining fabric put right sides together and sew around the stocking with 1/4″ seam allowance, but leave a 1″ gap at the bottom of the stocking for turning.  Leave the top of the stocking unsewn, like a regular sock.

Turn the outside of the stocking right side out.  Then stuff it inside the lining fabric (which you have left inside out).  See above.  Line up the top opening of the stocking.  Then, sew around that top edge with 1/4″ seam allowance.  

Pull the whole thing right side out through that hole you left in the lining fabric.  It will look like the middle stocking above when you have pulled it out.
Below, you can see that I then sewed the hole in the lining closed.
Then, push the lining fabric inside the outer fabric, and fold the top down a bit.  It will look like the stocking on the right in the photo above.

Here are a bunch of them made and folded over.

To add the numbers I found numbers that I liked on the computer, made them the right size, and printed them out.
Next, I ironed heat n' bond on the back of a piece of dark fabric, and traced the numbers onto it.
If you are tracing numbers onto the back of heat n' bond, make sure you trace them upside down.  That way when, you cut out the number, and iron it down to the stocking, it will be the correct direction.  This is a good time to iron your whole stocking nice and flat.

Finally, I sewed a little loop of twine into the top side of each stocking for hanging.  Then, I strung them on a longer piece of twine.

I love the way they look and the girls are so excited to open them find their candy and activity each day.  
Do you do an advent calendar in your home?  What kinds of things do you put inside?
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Uncommon Goods – Your new favorite gift giving site!

Hello friends!  Now that we are in the midst of the gift giving season, I have to ask you —
have you visited Uncommon Goods???

If not, you are going to love me.  This site is fabulous.  It is the best collection of quirky, fun, unique, useful gifts I've seen.  

If you’re looking for a gift that will spark your child’s imagination, and keep them occupied for hours – check out the kid’s section by clicking here.  I swear, I want every single item there!
This mechanical music box looks fun!  And the OgoBild below would keep my kids occupied for a long time, I have no doubt.   

There are tons of craft and art projects – which is right up my daughter's alley.  And maybe I'd say that the stop motion animation kit was for my girls, but I think it would really be for me – it looks so fun!

And how about that ever elusive gift idea for the teen in your life?  I’m telling you, if I was a teenager, I’d want my presents coming from here 😉  There are so many cool, unique things to choose from!!  

 Drumstick pens.  I think yes.  Or these iPhone charger stickers.  Funny!
 And here is one of those quirky and useful gifts.  A ball jar amplifier speaker.

Seriously, I am having so much fun browsing their stock.  As if you need one more website to get sucked into.  But I’m telling you, this one will get the creative juices flowing, and have you even more excited about gift giving.  
Some of my favorites are the really quirky stuff.  You can even search specifically in the geek section here 🙂

 Tube Wringer anyone?  Or these Shower Squids?  Seriously useful for the pool or vacation!
 I love clocks.  And this one is geekily awesome.  
 And believe it or not, I think I found my husband's Christmas gift.  He loves grilled cheese.  He usually uses a frying pan – but this utensil is actually MADE for cheese grilling!  I can't believe it.  
And you still have plenty of time to order for before the winter holidays.  Use their useful sorting tools to narrow down your search, and have fun!

The amazing thing about Uncommon Goodsis that many items have a designer story with it.  You can see the talent behind these amazing items and celebrate the artists who work hard to create them.  And Uncommon Goods has a great story behind their brand.  This is the kind of company you can feel good about supporting – which means a lot these days!  They think about sustainability, being fair to artists, and giving back to the community.  Awesome!

And for me? I'm thinking about some jewelry from here 😉

Then again, this handcrafted hanging planter is gorgeous!

Oh boy, decisions, decisions!

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