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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Christmas Stockings

I am working on a fourth stocking and will post that in the next couple of days, but here is what I’ve made so far. A nice change from dolls for a little while. No fingers and body parts to sew turn and stuff. ;o)

This Christmas Elf stocking is a custom order. The fabrics I used for this stocking are metallic printed cotton and are stitched in a patchwork fashion. The band at the top is rabbit (from my stash of many years and gifted to me) and is embellished with a variety of wired and velvet ribbons in about 4 different sizes.

The jingle bells were a little bit tricky to attach, only because the thread kept wanting to wrap around the bells already stitched on. There are 5 different sizes of bells, and the colour is slightly different all the way down, but it works. The stocking is lined with another metallic printed cotton.

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The next two stockings are heading to the tea shop in November. They are both a Cheswick Company design. The first one is called “Honour Christmas in Your Heart”. Both stockings are made with felt. Cathy doesn’t call for lining in her instructions, but I did line them just because I like that look. It just seems more finished. The lining in this one makes the stocking more whimsical and fun.

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This stocking design is called “Let it Snow” and given how much I whine and annoy everyone at Christmas that I want a white Christmas, it seemed only natural to choose a pattern with that name. I love the little Gnomes in this design. So cute. The lining is a cotton paisley print. Love it. So that’s it for tonight. Come back again soon and I’ll have the next stocking posted.

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