tiny stockings

I am having to play the "lets publish an empty post so we can go back and edit it to be able to post pics game" again. Blogger, be warned. I have a wordpress blog, I WILL use it if this carries on. Ridiculous!

Anyways, this is what I have been working on this week. I wanted to make some wee giftees for the team I work with, and I am so in looooove with felt and heatnbond at the moment...

I wanted something distinctively kiwi. So we have the pohutukawa flower again - a simplified version, and I used the black to represent the quintessential black gumboot (wellington boot, goulashes, not sure what Americans call them...rubber, waterproof, wear them on the farm or in the garden). Whatever you call them, they are fairly iconic in NZ. So black (for the All Blacks too of course), and red trim.

These are very small. Probably only about 2in long. One of my Aussie readers mentioned the similarity to the bottle brush flower. We have that too here. Bottle brush are more elongated like, well, a bottle brush!! Pohutukawa are smaller and rounder. I noticed a few trees already in full flower ( quite early). My nana will tell you what that means - either a short wet summer, or a long dry one. Although picking NZ I am thinking a long , wet summer...
The pic below will give you a size comparison.




My kids are having an "art" sale in the garage tomorrow. They have been colouring in like demons all week. I really do hope a couple of neighbours swing by and part with a dollar or two. Brooke told me she would be upset on the inside if no-one came, but she wouldn't cry...I'm telling you now, if no-one comes, she's gonna cry!
I don't think my neighbours read my blog, but if you do, get your asses over here in the morning would you. PLEASE!

5 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

The wee 'galoshes' are adorable! What a great idea. I really hope your kids at least make a few sales...do you know your neighbours well enough to give them a call and ask them to stop over & buy something (even if you end up paying for it?). Can't have anyone in tears because nobody came! I *always* stop at kids lemonade stands (even tho' I really don't like lemonade.

Vicki W said...

Those are adorable!

By Hoki Quilts said...

Those stocking are awesome, what a great idea, and with the AB's ridfing high black boots are the best. Good on ya
hugs
Miche'le

Tatkis said...

They are so small and cute!
Hope that someone had bought something from your kids at the sale :)

Amy said...

Just delightful. and I love the bit of embroidery.