Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Stockings for the kids!!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well.

I know I haven't been blogging as much this month.
I've just been working a lot.

But, today I took the chance to do some sewing.
I've been wanting to make Christmas Stockings for the kids for a while now.
So, today I just decided to get my butt in gear and do it.

I used a stocking template from an old Thimbleberries book that I bought second hand.
Then, I took out my stash of Christmas fabric and started putting them together.
I printed the kids names in a large font.
Then, fused their names to the stockings.

I used my GO! cutter to cut out some wintery shapes to decorate my stockings.
I sewed leftover bits of batting together, to make them big enough to use for the stockings.
I didn't want to have to cut into a big piece of batting.
It was a good way to use up my batting scraps.
And you can't tell at all.

I really love how they turned out.
 For each stocking I used one fat quarter for the outside,
 one fat quarter for the lining and scraps to make the binding and the appliques.
I love the main fabrics that I used.
It's just gorgeous!!!

Now, I just have to make one for my husband and one for me.
Then my stockings are all done.

I think I did really well today.

But I still have a lot to do for Christmas.
But it's a start.




Michele Pacey said...

They are gorgeous Ariane! I love all the little details and the background fabrics are beauts too!

Sara said...

Wondering where you have been, don't feel bad I haven't blogged about anything in a week---tomorrow is the day I hope!

Love the stockings!!

Anonymous said...

They are great and I love the go cutter shapes just wonderful


Jennifer said...

Your stockings are just great! Don't show them to too many people though, as everyone will want one of their own.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic stocking Ariane..

Jan Hatchett said...

Great stockings! I love that they coordinate without being too matchy matchy. I need to make stockings for our family, too. I just need to get off of my fanny and make it happen. LOL!

Madame Samm said...

Love the new banner, and the oh my dearest are sew just create delight...

Linda said...

Your stockings are a delight. I like how you used the GO! dies. Don't you just love them. Your children will be so excited to see those stockings full.

Wendy said...

Beautiful stockings! I bet the kids love them.

Quilt Hollow said...

Such pretty stockings...they will remember these for years to come with fond memories! Made from your heart and hands is better than store bought!

Poppyprint said...

These are beautiful and I can't believe you made them all in a day! Man, I need to get off the computer. The snowflake die cutter is stunning.

Cris A said...

So adorable!

Dresden Quilter said...



Wonderful job--
I remember making my kids stockings-even knitted them one one year--that was fun!!!!
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

They are beautiful, one of a kind and I am sure they will love them! Yup, you have to do yours and your DH's while you are in the grove, to be sure! Good job. Cheers! Evelyn

Vals Quilting said...

What a nice job you did on your Christmas them. I got a really pretty one from my Mum this year - super special I'll of course be posting about it soon :)
Merry Christmas