Hi Friends! It's Friday. (Eep! I'm so excited! The weekend is almost here!) Today, I'll be sharing the Christmas stockings I recently made. I wasn't planning to make them this year, but when I pulled out our sad, sad stockings--mine had a hole in the bottom--I knew something had to be done. And voila!
I'm so happy I decided to make them, even if they were a gigantic pain to make. But can we talk about how big of a pain they were? Thanks. This is why I love you all. First, I couldn't find a tutorial I liked, so I figured I would find one that sort of worked and modify it. Do you know how many stocking tutorials there are? Kajillions. Then, I couldn't make the one I did find seem to work. I finally just scrapped the idea of using someone else's awesome and drafted my own pattern, figuring it out as I went along. (I measured one of our existing stockings and went from there.)
Bet you can't guess which one is mine. :) My oldest son helped me pick out fabrics for his stocking, even accompanying me to the fabric store to select the cuff fabric. He wanted a blue stocking, and his brother wanted a green, and Mr. Audrey said he'd go for red, so that made picking my color of stocking oh-so difficult. I know. Hot pink is such an out there choice for me. You were probably expecting brown, right?
And while they were super annoying to piece, and it took me much longer than it should have to finish them, I'm so happy now that they're done. My oldest is so excited about his blue stocking, even though this is really the first year he'll have a stocking. Between these and my advent calendar, I'm done sewing holiday decor for the year, but next year I'm hoping to get a tree skirt under my belt.
I'm linking up with TGIFF at Quilt Matters and Finish It Up Fridays at Crazy Mom Quilts.