Wednesday, November 07, 2012

handmade holidays::christmas stocking

Each year for Christmas, I love giving handmade gifts to our children, friends and extended family.  I thought it would be fun to show you what I'm making this year, and hopefully inspire you to give a little "handmade" this year, as well. 

It seems as if the seasons come and go at much greater speed now that our children are getting older.  Hard to believe the youngest is already 15!   We received very exciting news a couple of weeks ago.  Our daughter and son-in-law who were married this summer are expecting a baby!  This will be our first grandbaby and we are super-excited!  All of our children have their own personalized stockings we fill with goodies for Christmas, and since we are adding a new little one, I thought I would get busy and make a stocking for him/her!
I used a tutorial which includes a free pattern from fabricworm's website and picked up some fun "Oh Dear!" fabrics from Moda from my local quilt shop, Sew Bee It to make the stocking.  It was so simple and lots of fun to make.  Since we don't know whether it's a girl or a boy, yet, I decided to play it safe and use a simple ribbon and button embellishment.  You can get all fancy and add pompom fringe, rick rack or another trim if you wish.  It's all up to you how far you go with the embellishments!  I plan on making a few for sale locally, so let me know if you are interested in a custom stocking! 
I look forward to posting other handmade gift ideas throughout the coming month!  I would love to see what everyone else is making for gifts this year, too!

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