Those who follow my blog know that I'm a huge Jane Austen fan. Some new books were recently published, "The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen" (Lindsay Ashford) and "Death comes to Pemberley" (P.D. James). I love detectives/thrillers AND Jane Austen, so there we have it, I've got a few books waiting to be read! Why the stocking? I was wondering how Jane would have celebrated her Christmases and so I allowed myself to give it my own twist. I cut out a stocking from satin and embellished it with lace; the flowers are also handmade according to this technique. I found this image in one of my books, scanned it first, printed it onto transfer paper and ironed it on a piece of cotton. Merry Christmas, Miss Austen!
I'd like to link this to:
Crafts and me challenges (#63 Pearls and Swirls)
The Shabby Tearoom (#90 Winter Picnic)
Sparkles forum challenges (#25 Vintage Christmas)
Pollycraft challenge (#120 Christmas Fun)
Creative card crew (#Monochromatic)
Oldie but a goodie (#Christmas, no red or green)
Stampin Royalty (#100 Anything but a card)
Craft your passion (#86 Tis the Season)
Trimmie's craft challenge (#130 Unusual Christmas)
Moving along with the times (#Ribbons and bows)
Totally Papercrafts (#94 Christmas)
Bah-humbug-christmas (#46 Fabric)En vandaag werd ik blij verrast door mijn lieve vriendin uit Brazilië, Jacira! Ze stuurde me een link toe met van alles over Jane Austen: My Jane Austen Book Club. Ben uiteraard meteen volgster geworden ;-) Tussen de middag kwam ik thuis om te lunchen en wat lag er op mij te wachten? Deze prachtige kaart die Jacira voor mij heeft gemaakt, vinden jullie 'm niet geweldig!! Nogmaals hartelijk dank meisje!
And today my dear friend from Brazil, Jacira surprised me twice today! First by sending me the link to Jane Austen related items: My Jane Austen Book Club. Of course I'm a new follower of that blog ;-) And then I came home this afternoon to have lunch and what did I find waiting for me? This gorgeous card that Jacira made for me, don't you just love it!! Thanks again dear friend!