October 7 ~ Handmade Holiday Inspiration

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Stocking Advent Calendar by Caroline, Trillium Design

The small stockings in Caroline’s advent calendar attach to a quilted background with little buttons! You could also use the stockings alone as ornaments or to spread out an advent calendar, stringing it up across a wide doorway or all along a staircase. Fun!

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63 Responses to October 7 ~ Handmade Holiday Inspiration

  1. Caroline says:

    Thanks for posting this SMS and thanks for all the sweet comments. There is also a different style layout for the advent calendar on the 2nd page of the tute! Thanks 🙂

  2. Candy says:

    Oh my GOSH this is SO INCREDIBLY CUTE!!!!!! LOVE it!!!!!!!

  3. Peggy says:

    Boy do I need inspiration, a nudge, a 2×4, something to get be jump started! I’d love either of these books.

  4. Brooke says:

    I really like this calendar…hmm…may have to try to make my own!

  5. Nina says:

    I love the advent calendar! I will try to sew it!

  6. Angie says:

    definitely incredible posting, thank you

  7. Addy says:

    This is really cute!

  8. Andi says:

    I am loving this early inspiration! Those stocking are cute!

  9. That is just the cutest Advent Calendar ever!!!!

  10. That is really cute!

  11. Christine says:

    How wonderful!

  12. Mhairi says:

    Love this idea. How cute!! Add to this the ideas from the other day with the cards and I have my advent calendar.
    Thanks for sharing

  13. Beth T says:

    Oh my heck, those are so cute and classic.

  14. Stacey says:

    Great inspiration! I’m running out of time for all the pieces I want to create!

  15. Sara says:

    Cute cute pattern…

  16. Rachael says:

    Cute, I might have to try this out!

  17. Glenys says:

    The little socks are so cute!

  18. Tammy says:

    I could so very well see this hanging in one of my children’s home for the holidays with candy tucked inside. O my wheels r turning.

  19. Alicia says:

    Really beatiful advent Calendar!!!

  20. Ginger says:

    very cute

  21. rwebb says:

    I like the idea of hanging these stockings on the banister, so pretty!

  22. delia says:

    That’s so cute!

  23. Hueisei says:


  24. Katrina H says:

    WoW! I love all the little stockings! I think this is sooo cute!

  25. Annie K says:

    Those would be really cute as ornaments on a small tree, too!

  26. Jessica says:

    These would be perfect to hide advent treats in.

  27. Kirsten N says:

    Love this idea!! And also that you can hang the stockings elsewhere too.

  28. Colette says:

    Eeek! Can’t wait to make this little lovely!

  29. Sarah says:

    What a great idea – I am loving your holiday inspiration, very inspiring!

  30. Kristy says:

    Oh, what a cute idea! I love counting down the days to Christmas!

  31. VickiT says:

    Wow. What an awesome and fun Advent calendar. Super cute. LOVE it.

  32. Ramona says:

    I am really enjoying the holiday inspirations. I love the stocking advent calendar. So adorable. I am thinking of using the circular one as an inspiration for a tree skirt or pants!

  33. Shirley Clark says:

    This is adorable!

  34. Carla G says:

    Those stocking are cute! What a great idea! 🙂

  35. Katy Brashear says:

    Absolutely adorable! Can’t wait to try this out!

  36. Anne Marie says:

    Great project.

  37. Maggie barber says:

    So cute!

  38. Blossom says:

    Gorgeous! I love those fabrics – so pretty!

  39. Blossom says:

    Gorgeous! I love those fabrics!

  40. Melissa says:

    I love this as an advent calendar! Great idea, thanks!

  41. Marci Girl says:

    I stumbled across Caroline’s project a while back, and man is it fabulous!

  42. crspy16 says:

    Adorable! Oh! I’m looking forward to making this! Thanks so much for the idea!

  43. sheila says:

    I’m making my SIL holiday garland for her new home (hearts, shamrocks, fall leaves) and these cute stockings would be perfect for Christmas. Thanks for the idea.

    🙂 Sheila

  44. Sara says:

    So cute!

  45. Joanne says:

    Wonderful idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

  46. Asta says:

    these are do very cute and colourful. Could fit a lot of candy too!

  47. Kat says:

    What an excellent idea! It looks very cute and festive!

  48. Dayna says:

    This is beautiful! I’ve never used any advent calendar, but this looks very tempting.

  49. Debbie says:

    Great idea for advent calendar! THanks for sharing.

  50. Megan Saillant says:

    What a clever advent calendar! I might just have to try that!

  51. Audrey says:

    This is really cute! I love the idea of the stockings up a staircase.:)

  52. Kathy H says:

    I like this idea, you can take the stockings off and hang them on the tree. Great for a newly moved person who might not have many ornaments yet.

  53. Jess says:

    ACK! I totally want to turn those stockings into garland!

  54. Suzie says:

    So cute!

  55. Diana says:

    Super cute! I love the idea of stringing it along a banaster!

  56. Samina says:

    The stockings are adorable – I can see using them as tree decorations before they’re ready to be moved to the calendar.

  57. Christina says:

    This is adorable! I love it!!

  58. Dell says:

    I have both these books on my wish list. Would love to win either.

  59. jen says:

    oh wow that is cute! do you use it like a quilt though or does it hang on the wall? Love the idea – I’m going to use it for inspiration to make my advent this year!

  60. Mary says:

    I love hearing about new sewing projects and I like your blog.

  61. Liz Odle says:

    Such a cute idea. That quilt is beautiful. The stockings are adorable. So pretty and festive.

  62. Pam says:

    The Stocking Advent Calendar is just too cute…and so much fun when there are little ones around anticipating the big day.

  63. Cheryl says:

    Your holiday inspiration is just that, very inspiring! Love the stocking advent calendar!

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