You don't need me to tell you that the year so far has been crazy! I'm ready to settle down for a cosy, quiet winter. I still have a few projects to sew and if you're anything like me, you might have a few projects to sew this season too! 

Last year I created a tutorial for these simple patchwork stockings. A calm colour palette was called for by my girls (who are the users of these stockings!) but you could make them festive with Christmas prints or whatever colours fit your home.

The fun addition of pom poms and tassels add whimsy and hopefully these pretty stockings will grow with them, as they are not too kiddish and nicely neutral.

You can get the free pattern for the stockings HERE at gathered - with not much fabric you can create two different modern patchwork stockings! One uses a cool bias stripe effect and the other is made up of easy half square triangles and rectangles. 

It’s December 1st! This means you are about to see grids all over Instagram, with everyone sharing their Top Nine collage with their best nine Instagram posts of 2020. The Top Nine trend started in 2016 as a simple tool to review your Top Instagram posts. Since then it has grown exponentially every year.

I love to do mine, it's a really nice reflection of the year and it's interesting seeing which photos got the most ♡♡♡ You can follow me on instagram here. Happily family featured in my Top Nine this year, along with two posts of my log cabin coverlet blocks (still a work in progress!), a few other makes + pins!!

Top Nine is now part of the CreatorKit platform, and it’s now available on and on the CreatorKit apps for iOS and Android. This change enables users to use the CreatorKit video editor to create videos with their Top Nine photos and videos of 2020. Another reason for this change was that many clones claiming to be the original Top Nine were posing a security and privacy risk. This site is the official Top Nine, safely used by millions.

How to create your Free Top Nine collage 

Creating your Top Nine 2020 collage is super simple. Just enter your Instagram username and the service will generate the collage with your best nine Instagram photos and videos. 

In certain cases, like when it is used by many people simultaneously, it will request your email address so you don't have to wait for it to be generated. 

The website is free, offering other paid options on the CreatorKit platform, like PRO video templates. Video templates optimized for Instagram stories and other social media platforms. 

Create your own Top Nine following this link!

Wishing you a happy and healthy December filled with creativity and making! ♡