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« on: December 04, 2008 10:53:51 AM »

I suddenly found myself with a lot of time this holiday season to work on lots of crafts (read: I got laid off) and made a big list of things I wanted to do. One of the biggest ones was to make a Christmas stocking for every person/animal in our house during the holidays. That's 5 people and 2 animals.

As usual, I planned out something that was much more work than I anticipated, but I figured that keeping busy was better than sitting around and watching Maury. (Actually, I watched Maury WHILE sewing. 15 guys tested and none of them are the baby's daddy? MUST WATCH!)

So, I only have pictures of 3 stockings because I was so excited to be finished with them that I immediately took pictures.

I made the pattern from scratch, and used cotton velveteen on the body and cotton flannel on the cuff. To jazz them up, I used a blanket stitch around the edge, and embroidered initial tags to show who each stocking belongs to.

This was also my first time doing embroidery, so if it looks crappy then oh well. I won't put it on my resume. (Anyone hiring an event planner in Charlotte, NC?)

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008 11:42:19 AM »

Sorry, I don't live in NC but if I did then I would decide to have an event for you to plan! On the plus side, at least you're being very creative with your "spare time" and they look absolutely lovely!

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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008 11:48:48 AM »

Sorry to hear about the job situation, but at least you have crafty time! (Always look on the bright side!)  Wink

Great job on the stitching, looks way better than the ones I made. My children have decided that they would like new stockings this year too....I agreed....that might have been a bad decision lol (we have 5 girls 2 adults and 2 cats that now need stockings)
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