Friday, November 22, 2013

Stockings...

It was a cold day here so I've been holed up in my workshop today, busily and happily creating Christmas stockings for the newest family members and giving another stocking a much-needed facelift.  I mainly used felt for the stockings themselves, and for the cut-outs I used felt with heat-and-bond. 

I was so tickled to be able to use a sweater collar on the cuff of this stocking.  I had been saving it from when I made no-knittin' mittens last year from old sweaters.  When I cut it off, I was worried that it might begin to fray.  I put a little fabric glue around the cut edges, and it held perfectly so I sewed it on the front.  I think it gives the stocking a Scandinavian look.

This plaid wool stocking (red felt on back)  has a masculine look for the grandboy, and I just love the stag reindeer head too.  I searched and searched for the pattern and finally found a copy in drawer and then hunted it down online for you in case you'd like to use it.  There's a pretty poinsettia template too.  Find them HERE at Midwest Living.

Are you working on some Christmas Elf Projects?  Do tell!

9 comments:

  1. Jody, I bought a $1 stocking at the $ Store and used that for my template. The quilting women laughed at me because I "wasted" a dollar but it made me happy and I still use that same stocking as a pattern. We all have our talents, eh? -smile-

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  2. Very nice, Jody. I really love that plaid!

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  3. I think they are so nice. I think that is the best thing about cold weather getting to create. Have a lovely day.

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  4. So cute, Jody! My childhood stocking is a felt one with a few felt cut outs and with a splattering of embroidery hastily done and a few sequins. The story is my mom was making it on my first Christmas Eve. I love it. It is old and holey and very vintage looking, but very special.

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  5. Ah, I LOVE these. I want to make stocking for my children - and should just start out, but for some reason I think it'll get pushed to the wayside? Maybe next year? I love them all though. I think this year we will just use daddy's big knitted socks again. ha!

    I commiserate with your daughter about no sleeping too. I just truly hope one day that I don't feel so tired - I just sorta wonder if this is just it now - how I'll always feel? I don't even mean this badly, I just truly wonder if I'll forever be wiped. :)

    And lastly, I'm trying out your ribs on Wed - I feel nervous because it will be my first time making them and there will be eight men to feed -- so I'm trusting you!!

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  6. Not yet! We are still in the middle of moving houses, but I'm enjoying reading about everyone's preparations for Christmas, and seeing their creativity. The stockings are lovely!

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  7. Those are so sweet Jody -- the new babies will love them. I love that sweater cuff -- you're so clever! I knitted a few quickie stockings as an experiement and think they turned out pretty cute.

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  8. So darned cute! I see you're on top of Christmas projects! (at least one!)

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  9. Very sweet. I love them all but especially the plaid one. Christmas must be fun with all those little ones xox Clarice

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