Years ago when I first got my sewing machine I made some stockings. A couple were for Brian and I and I sold a few in my Grammy’s shop, I gave a couple away as gifts and that was that. Then I had a son and it was cool because I had an extra stocking, then I had another son and then we were short a stocking. Of course that means that mom goes with out. Really Santa doesn’t always fill a stocking for me and Brian so it’s no big deal but still a girl needs a stocking don’t you think?
Enter Alicia Paulson’s book “Stitched in Time” which you’ve heard me blather on about many times before. I had so much left over fabric from the dress (remember the baby hat? Still going strong) But, I thought it could make a cute plaid stocking that was just a little different b/c of the color. I got the lining fabric at my favorite sewing shop Sew Unique. The lining makes the stocking for me. I picked it because I wanted stripes and the colors were perfect. However it’s a bit unique. I’ll let you figure out why on your own. Let me just say it’s “uniqueness” kind of grew on me in a “Nightmare Before Christmas” sort of way.
And, why pray tell, must I make a stocking for myself in October? Well, I got bit by the Christmas bug and I thought if I did a small project it would keep me from decorating the house and getting out the Christmas CD’s. It’s worked so far…