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Another great stocking stuffer 🙂
(Yes, put in a couple of coins… everyone appreciates it LOL)

Zippered Pouch with Pocket (more pouches and pockets in the right hand column)
Easy Change Purse
Very simple coin-card-whatever purse
Arm Band Purse
Milk Carton Coin Purse
Bird Coin Purse
Front Zippered Pouch
Zippered Wristlet
20’s finger purse
Jean’s felted coin purse
teepee coin purse
Cookie coin purse
fortune cookie coin purse
flower necklace with coin purse
ponytail holders and mini coin purse
crocheted flower coin purse
tetrapocket
Ice Cream Kitties Coin Purse (or some kind of animal…)
Simply Seamless Pouch
One Button Coin Purse
Quick and easy coin purse
Coin Purse
Square Coin Purse
Round Coin Purse
Drawstring Coin Purse
Neck Coin Purse
Reticule Coin Purse
Flower button wallet
Now… I don’t appreciate or condone demolishing books, but if… IF… you have a no-use tiny book you CAN destroy, here’s an idea
And here’s… just so… well… you know. Duct Tape Wallet

Omiyake – handmade gifts from fabrics in the Japanese tradition – copy of the book

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rabbit tracks
Originally uploaded by ketutar

You could easily knit a pretty scarf as a stocking filler 🙂

This “Feathers and Fans” lace pattern is easy and quick, and a good way to learn to knit lace.

“how to”?
feather and fan lace

Here’s the “rabbit tracks” I made for a swap pal a year (or two) ago – I think it looks like cat paw marks 🙂

Very pretty scarf
Misty Garden scarf
“Old Fashioned Shell Tidy”
Wave and Shell shawl
Knitpicks has a “Shadows” scarf – it might be a little problematic to get to the pattern though… Go through “patterns – scarfs” (You will find other nice patterns as well ;-))
Feather and Fan baby blanket – just make it narrow enough
Feather and Fan lace scarf

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Well… it’s only 6 months left… That’s basically… nothing! 😀

I found the most beautiful stocking I have ever seen… This is “red flowers” from Lucuma, fair trade shop, trading products from Peru. (They make absolutely wonderful other things as well, so do visit the site :-))

I am planning on producing stockings for my whole family, that’s 18 people, of whom 6 are under 18. And – being me – I have GRAND plans.

I was trying to find ideas of with what to fill the stockings then, and… I think it’s really difficult – this is not a Finnish tradition.

First there must be something good to eat, snacks, candy, chocolate – something like that. I think a candy cane sticking out of the sock looks really nice. And here in Sweden we have candy “wands” in “every flavor”. Those will be really nice. But some of my family are on a low-carb diets, and I would like to give them something else, something they REALLY can enjoy, with good conscience… I think I’ll use a lot of nuts 😉
(Then there’s the thing with coal… we have candy that looks just like coal. 😉 I love it :-D)


I love the little dolls or animals sticking out of the stocking… I think it’s “necessary” – to give the stocking the “right look”.
Then I’d like to have some greenery, a spruce spray or something like that.
And a little Yule ornament, to create the “right look”. It would also be nice to start a tradition of Yule ornaments.

There’s an old tradition that tells to put into the stocking something that pleases all senses – something for sight, something to smell, taste, feel and hear…

It would also be nice to have something funny.

And a game, or puzzle… They have really nice tins filled with everything possible now-a-days… like the “casino in a tin”… Amazing what they invent 😀

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Living science magnify

They didn’t have anything like this when I was a kid 😦
So UNFAIR!!!

Carnivorous Creations Terrarium
http://livesciencestore.com/56810.html

Gothic Graveyard Garden
http://livesciencestore.com/56811.html

Wonderful things…

I also love the Nasa Biosphere Egg… *sigh*
http://www.theladsmag.co.uk/gadgets/10472.shtml

(And it’s really aggravating that it is labelled as “boys’ stuff”. Blaaah. So girls will never get anything interesting like this, unless they have interesting aunts, like me.

 

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