Monday, December 10, 2007

Stockings Were Hung on the Bookcase with Care

Stockings are my favorite part of Christmas gift-giving. I love getting all the little "impulse buy" kinds of presents. New lip gloss, a nice pen, candy, small toys, maybe even a pair of knitting needles in a size you don't have...perfect appetizers for the bigger gifts to come. When we were little, my parents would allow us to open our stockings in exchange of an extra hour of sleep before present opening time.

Making these, as I mentioned earlier, was a lot of fun. Everything but the embroidery pattern I made up myself and I'm pretty pleased with the results. I forgot to photography the backs, but they are made of quilted blue plaid flannel.

S's is stocking is made out of off-white polyester velvet and mine is white cotton velvet. Why? Because I cut the off-white velvet front with the toe pointing the wrong way for mine and I had no more of that fabric. I hated working with the cotton velvet. It seemed to crumble around the edges. Mine also mysteriously ended up a tad smaller, but not so small as to ruin the amount of stocking stuffers.

I'm holding on to these patterns and my notes for a future Christmas with a future baby. (Don't get excited, Mom, I'm happy to wait a few years!)

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At 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are lovely!

At 11:36 AM, Blogger the Lady said...

That's so cool! I'm sure you'll treasure them for years to come.


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