Friday, December 13, 2013

FF: Stocking Love.

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.

14 comments:

  1. Love your stockings! I've made stockings for everyone in the family, but that was before I started quilting ~ maybe I should make some new quilted ones? LOL ~ never mind! Great job on yours!

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  2. They look great! We still have store bought stockings for the time being. Maybe next year.

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  3. These are really cute! I may have to make some...next year!

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  4. I love your stockings. Pink is my favourite colour too!

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  5. I love all 4 of them...but your hot pink is my fave! I was planning on making new stockings for us this year...and then I got overwhelmed by all the tutorials and ran out of time..so I've scrapped the idea for this year and have added it to next year's to-do list. I figure if I start thinking about them in Feb or March, I should have plenty of time to power stress over them and then get them done. 8-)

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  6. Well they're awesome even if they were a huge pain to make! I doubt I'm going to get around to making any this year... Oh well! I can live vicariously through you instead ;)

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  7. Those are sooooo cute! Now I want homemade stockings!

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    1. You should totally make some! I'm so happy to have mine hanging up. :)

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  8. They are lovely! Now they're made you'll have them for years so it will be worth it! Maggie xx
    http://prettyflowersinthewindow.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! I love them so much! :)

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  10. Your stockings a fabulous. I'm totally shocked you went with hot pink though. Seems really out of the blue. ;) Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!, Audrey!

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  11. I love these fun non-traditional Christmas stockings. What will you do if their favorite colors change? My 5 year old has had three different favorite colors this year!

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