Monday, December 3, 2012

Visions of Sugarplums Day One

Welcome one and all to the kick off of the second annual
Visions of Sugarplums!
Throughout the week, those that are participating in this hop will be sharing, crafts, recipes, traditions, tips, and wonderful, wonderful prizes.  There will be prizes available each day and all you have to do is leave a comment and see their requirements on each participant's posts.  At the bottom of this page I will be including all the links available for each day.
Okay, so let's get this show on the road... :)
Visions Of Sugarplums Logo
We would love for you to help us spread the Christmas cheer by posting this logo on your sidebar if you wish.
Here is my offering for day one. 
These are handmade crocheted Christmas stockings, made by grandmother, Mari.  The most wonderful thing about the holidays for me is making and receiving handmade gifts.  I thought it would be perfect for my grammy to participate again in a blog candy hop with her amazing crochet skills.  She has designed these to perfectly fit a gift card.  I've added some festive embellishments to each of them and also included my own crocheted snowflakes as well. 
We truly hope you enjoy these and a HUGE thank you to you Grandma for getting involved in all the fun for Visions of Sugarplums!

Each day I will be showcasing a gift in my candy until Friday December 7th.  Everything you see on my posts will be gathered together in ONE prize for ONE lucky commenter. 
Winner will be announced on
Saturday, December 8th at 12:00pm CST
Here are the rules for my candy....
1.) Please be a follower (NO BLOG CANDY ONLY FOLLOWERS)
2.)  Leave a comment.  The more days you comment on, the more times your name will be entered in my drawing.
3.) This is for all readers, stateside and overseas...all are welcome.
Thank you SO much for your visit and I wish you ALL the best of luck in winning my candy.
Lisa xx
Now, MORE fun stuff!!!
Here are the following links to the other AMAZING crafters that are participating in the
Visions of Sugarplums
 Lauren H.
Giveaways are:
The Cutting Cafe - 3 set of choice
                  Moonlighting by Mary - 1 set of choice
Paper Sweeties - 1 set of choice

See you tomorrow!!


Shelby said...

You go Grammy! Your granddaughter is catching up to you on crafting skills, and she is pretty darn good which of course makes you great. Love these cuties and beautiful embellies you've added Dory!


Marjorie said...

Awh! Lisa! these are so beautiful, and what a lovely gift from your Grammy, you are all so talented:)..
good luck with the hop:)

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are wonderful Lisa and it is so nice that you have worked on these with your Gran, her crochet is fabulous.
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

Those stockings are very cute, I was contemplating knitting some as Christmas tree decorations but that's as far as it got I'm afraid!


Words and Pictures said...

How adorable are those stockings?! And I love your rustic embellishments! Crocheting is way out of my crafting capabilities, so I'm full of admiration for anyone who can do it...
Alison x

Kelly said...

How sweet is your grandmother! I love how you adorned the tops, so pretty. I have never seen a crocheted snowflake, from the bit peaking out, looks pretty adorable Lisa. These would be so pretty to decorate with.

Sandy said...

I know I can't win but surely I am allowed to comment!!! Those little stockings are adorable - what a talented family you have. Adorable is the wrong word - luxurious is more like it. Plush - soft and warm.

Unknown said...

WOW.. What an amazing project.. LOVE Those cute little stockings.

Unknown said...

I love that you got Grandma to pitch in and help. Beautiful crochet work by you both and I am so envious. Can't seem to wrap my brain around crocheting but y'all sure can. :) Stunning reveal for the 1st day and I can't wait to see more L2!!! Hugs

May said...

Gorgeous crochet bootees... your Grandma is very talented.. Beautiful work... Love the added embellishments.. so festive.. What a fantastic blog hop.. I am so glad I visited Sandy today!!! Now a follower of you.. Hugs May x x x

Marie-Louise said...

What absolutely marvellous christmas stockings.

Sharla said...

How fun to have your grammy participate in such a great event! Love handmade/crocheted items, my grandmother loved to crochet as well!

Scrumplescrunch said...

The little stockings are adorable Q, It is a real shame that this craft along with knitting seems to be disappearing.

Tammy said...

FABULOUS! Oh my goodness, just terrific and what a wonderful way to give a gift card!

Regina Easter said...

wow this is so it....hugs

Lori said...

Awesome stockings - so wonderful that you and your grandmother made these together! Lovely Visions of Sugarplums project!!

Sonia said...

Hi dearest Lisa, this is a fabulous creation:) The stockings are sooooooo cute:)
Wonderful work my friend:)

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Hi Lisa,
Your Grandma's handmade stockings are just as sweet as can be. So nice that she joined in the fun. :)
I've become a follower of your lovely blog.
Huggies ~ Smiles ~

Ina G said...

Precious little booties esp when they come from your Grandmother. So much talent oooooooozing out. Simply stunning creation.

Tracy said...

Well bless Granny Mari's heart. Those stocking are aaa-dorable! Your snowflakes and those cute gingham ribbons and paper pinecones look amazing dressing them up. Off to check out the other goodies. :-) Hugs to ya Twang!

Mitralee said...

Dude! Those are amazing! Love them, she did a great job!!!!

shelly said...

oh my goodness these crocheted stockings are the best! you embellied them up so sweetly. how wonderful theyd look on a tree :)

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

What? I am not a follower? How is that even possible? I wanted to do a double check because I was SURE I became a follower when I showcased you. Did Google spit me back out? Anyways, I've rectified the situation and beg humble apologies my friend. That is what happens sometimes when I get posts delivered to my inbox. I forget the other follower aspect. Anyways, I'm rambling now. I believe that I am all caught up once again so I won't be stalking you anymore tonight. Have a great week!


Chrissy said...

Awww..they are so adorable, well done Grammy..they will be lovely on the tree with the gift card and my name on it Lisa..wonderful stuff...makes me feel all festive and I just may sing..


Maria Matter said...

these stocking are adorable & so beautifully embellished!

Margaret said...

This just made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and not just because of the toasty stockings!! What a beautiful collaboration of talent and love! I don't know that I could give these away...