Saturday, October 6, 2012

Christmas Stockings and Baby Booties

I just finished a total of 7 Christmas stockings this morning. Ironically, we don't really decorate for Christmas, but I began making these stockings based on a request from a friend of mine. She likes vintage style materials and wanted me to make them with any vintage fabric that I had on hand. She also wanted them to be monogrammed with "mom", "dad", "grandma", and her daughter's name. It seemed like a win-win situation to me. I get to use up some of my cool vintage fabric in my ever expanding fabric stash, and she gets some handmade heirloom Christmas decorations that I hope she and her family will enjoy for many years to come.

Since I have pretty much zero Christmas material in my stash, I got the approval from her to use whatever material I thought was fitting. These are what I came up with.

For "Dad", he got a tweed-type wool material with a super furry grey cuff. His stocking is lined in a black velour-type material.

For "Mom", she also got a tweed-type wool material, but in a lighter color palette with a super furry minky white cuff. Her stocking is lined in cotton that has green stripes and a floral print.

For "Grandma", she got a cotton material with this really cool retro kitchen print on it. Her cuff is a tan striped furry sort of velour material. Her stocking is lined in the same cotton as "mom's".

Finally, for the little one, or "June". She got what I believe is a polyester type of material with this very 80's looking plaid print in pink, white, orange, yellow and tans. This seemed in keeping with a little girl, so that's what drew me to it. Her cuff is this ridiculously furry/hairy kind of material. It kind of went everywhere when I was trying to sew and cut it, but the end look was worth it. Her stocking is lined in just a plain white cotton.

In addition to these Christmas stockings, I also made 3 vintage style one's that I put on my Etsy page. You can see them here.

I will have to package up these sweet Christmas stockings and get them in the mail soon. I will also have to add the cutest pair of little baby booties that I made for June in that package. Here's a few pics of those adorable little shoes.

Couldn't you just die from cuteness!?! I almost don't want to send them because they're too much fun to put on your fingers and play with. Perhaps I will make some more and share them with you all.

On to my next project.

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1 comment:

  1. These stockings are awesome! I especially love the dad one! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty!