Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wool Felt Christmas Stocking

My big Christmas project this year was to make Louisa and Leo stockings. It's taken me a while to find the time to write about, but here goes!

AJ's and my childhood stockings are still at our parent's houses. Mine is needlepoint and his is knitted. I can knit a little bit, but certainly can't do an elaborate reindeer pattern like his, and I don't do needlepoint at all, so I turned to another source of inspiration for our little ones' stockings.

This is my dad's stocking from when he was a boy. They lived in Germany a few years and that is where this stocking is from. It is hand stitched with felt and yarn and sequins and beads.

The angel is my aunt's.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

More Weekend Away Bags

I made two more weekend away bags from Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing for Christmas presents. (I took these photographs before I had hand-stitched the zipper panels shut on each end.)

Saturday, January 1, 2011