Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Type of Project

Many, many, many years ago in a galaxy far away I made the Felt type stocking for my kids and they still use them (they are a little tattered now). I was talking with my daughter and she said the boys needed new stockings and of course Maddie will need one too. I hadn't made stockings for the boys yet and asked her what she wanted for the kids. She said she knew I mostly did cross stitch now but she really wanted stocking like I had made for her and Chad. Someday I'll learn to say NO but haven't yet so here is the first of the 3 stocking I'll be doing.
"Sugar Plum Fairy"
I was looking online and found this stocking and thought how perfect for a little girl. So this will be Maddie's stocking and with any luck Santa will fill it this year. I found the kit at JoAnn's online and was able to use my 40% off coupon which made it very affordable even with the shipping charge. I also found stockings for the boys, Jedi's will be a Nutcracker one (he loves them and I started a collections of them for him) and Gibby's will be Santa making cookies (he's like his Granny and loves sweets). I probably won't get the ones for the boys done this year but will get them done after the first of the year.
So now I have lots of felt pieces to cut, beads and sequins to attach and hand sewing to do....wish me luck on getting this done this year.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching

15 comments:

Mel said...

This looks incredible! I can't wait to see yours.

Donna said...

I can't wait to see them!

Carolyn NC said...

That looks like so much fun - I can't wait to see them!

Vicki in CO said...

I did one of those felt stockings for our son when he was born. He still uses it now at 28! Fun fun! Makes me wish for a grandchild.....

Sadie said...

Oh wow it looks so cute! can't wait to see more :-)

Carissa said...

That is adorable! Can't wait to see it and the ones you do for the boys :)

Wanda said...

Rene, it is gorgeous! The work that it will require makes a cross stitch stocking look like a walk in the park, though. You are one brave lady!

stitchenmylifeaway said...

I saw these at Hobby Lobby and wonder if they would be as pretty as they looked on the package. Wellll Yes the do. I love it!! I think I'll have to try one too. Thanks for sharing you have really inspired me.
Shay

Carol said...

Oooh. How pretty.

Sandy In Montana said...

They are very cute stockings, but I've never made one. Good luck to you on finishing each one you do, so many little bits and pieces. I'm sure they will all be awesome.

Emily said...

Looks like alot of work, hate working with felt myself, always manage to screw it up somehow. Have fun with it, it will be a change and that is always good.

Meari said...

What wonderful keepsakes for the kids!

Katrien said...

That will be so pretty

~~~Melinda said...

Oh I just love it!! I like making those!!! Anthony has a stocking like that..made by ME! He has a Santa with Rudolph....and a penguin almost finished since he has started collecting them. I am working on a snowman one for me too..not much done on it though.

Gabi said...

Ohhh...this looks fantastic. Looking forward to admire your progress.