Friday, 16 December 2016

Turtle Mat Christmas stocking challenge // A Christmas stocking for my dog (yep!)

Recently I was contacted by the lovely folks at Turtle Mat to see if I wanted to take part in a bit of a festive crafty challenge. Well, I might not be brilliant at crafts (in fact, i'm a bit rubbish!) but I do love Turtle Mat and I am such a huge fan of their products. Living with a dog and a young child I am forever thankful to own a few, they put a stop to muddy paws entering the house and they are so easy to keep clean (machine washable, hurrah!).

Our postman delivered a a lovely box of crafty goodies recently and I couldn't wait to get cracking. The crafty challenge was to create a Christmas stocking using the items provided in the box which included everything from sheets of felt to the cutest little Robin decorations.

So I had a little think. Kiddo already has a stocking hung in her bedroom ready for the big day on the 25th. But the dog doesn't have her own stocking..... yet! I'm one of those people who buys their dog gifts for Christmas, after all she is a huge part of our little family!

So I got to work making a stocking to ready to pop some of her favourite treats in for Christmas.

After much deliberation and a browse on pinterest, I settled on a stocking made out of felt with a simple Christmas tree design. I'm a bit of an impulsive crafter in that I don't make patterns or plan out too much beforehand but I had a lot of cute materials to work with so I just kinda of hoped for the best! Sewing with felt is super simple and it's a nice fabric to work with. I also made sure that Elsie had her name on there, not that she can read or anything!

In my book, more is always better when it comes to Christmas decorations so once I had sewn it all up, I finished the stocking off with a cute little bow made from lace and mini tinsel and topped it with one of the tiny robins! I just had to include one somewhere!

What do you think? Am I bonkers for making my dog a Christmas stocking?!

* This post is in collaboration with Turtle Mat but all words are my own

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