Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney With Care

I know I've been MIA for awhile. Things have been pretty busy over here.
Mostly because of this.

 
Yep. I'm almost 31 weeks pregnant with a little girl. We're so excited! But because of this impending bundle of joy, my little blog here has fallen by the way side. And in an effort to get ahead of the holiday game (while I still have the energy), we've already begun our Christmas decorating
(which is really early for us--I'm a "day after Thanksgiving" kind of girl).
 
We normally travel to Oregon to visit our family for Christmas. This year is different. Since I will be about 38 weeks on Christmas and my last three babies came at 38 weeks ... well, no traveling for this momma. So this will be our first Christmas EVER spent at home.
And I realized ... we need stockings.
 
So I pulled out any spare fabric scraps, old sweaters, trims, anything I could find ... and this is what I've come up with.
 
 
I love the way they turned out! They were very easy to make. I traced an existing stocking onto some craft paper for a pattern. These are fully lined so I did two patterns (one is slightly smaller than the other for the lining.) I just whipped up a bunch of cuffs, stitched on different trims to each cuff (the last "bow" stocking doesn't have a cuff), then sewed them together with a loop of fabric for hanging. Easy peasy.
 
I still need to make little nametags that will hang from each one. I found cheap little wooden name tags at Michaels that I'll paint and decoupage.
And I'm still not sure what baby girl's name tag will say.
Maybe that's the next project I should tackle!
 
Happy sewing!

2 comments:

Susan @ Second Chances by Susan said...

I LOVE these and think you did an awesome job with them! How wonderful that you were able to make them from existing supplies...way to be frugal and creative! Can't wait to spend time with you guys!! We are SO excited!!

Debbie said...

Darling Stockings! Love that you were creative and used what you already had! Beautiful!