Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Stocking

I have been making Christmas stockings for my new home. I had several old ones, but none of them matched and I wanted something that was more me!

I found this great fabric at my local quilt shop and just fell in love with it. I am sure it will be showing up in other crafted items throughout the year.

I sewed the crocheted lace on it and will be sewing some antique cream buttons around the edges of the lace.

I plan to take it and have it monogrammed with my name just as soon as the holidays are over. Gina, does the monograms and she is swamped until after Christmas, so it can wait until then.

I found some coordinating fabric with dots on it to make one for my sweetie. I am thinking of using the damask for the girls and dots for the guys. Each one will be a little different, so that all of the kids can have one that is unique. I have 8 more stockings to make this week!
I have purchased several more stocking holders, so that I can line them across the mantle. I have been searching out ideas for inexpensive stocking stuffers that will please the grown kids. Gift cards, lotto tickets, gum, emery boards, hand sanitizer, lotion, Burts Bee's and candy. I buy things all year to add to my stash for Christmas.

Have a Happy Saturday and find time to enjoy holiday season!