Tuesday, 5 December 2017

a Christmas stocking for Emily

I wanted to make Miss Emily a Christmas stocking so I laid out some 2½" squares of Christmas fabrics in the layout needed. First one side . . .

. . . and then the other side. 90 2½" squares of Christmas fabrics in total!

Then I sewed them together and pinned them on to some bump for quilting.

Here they are all quilted and ready to be cut to shape and sewn together.

Of course, I had to embroider her name on the cuff . . .

. . . on both sides.

I added the tag that I'd made up on my embroidery machine earlier in the year.

Here it is hanging at the hooks at the back door with the knitted Santa inside ready to go to Emily. The other Santa is one my mum knitted for Joanna when she was Emily's age. Debbie also has one knitted by my mum. I don't know why the one I've knitted is a good bit smaller than the ones the girls have - I'm sure mum used the same pattern. Maybe Emily's will grow with age too! :oD

Next I made a couple of bibs for her to wear.

I hope to get a few more bibs made with suitably Christmassy emroideries or appliqués on the fronts. Fun times!

Debbie called me on the Facetime the other day because she'd given Emily a couple of pieces of fabric to play with. She loved it! Just like her Grammie! :oD

18 comments:

  1. Awww, I think she's got the fabric bug already, watch her, she'll be in your stash! The stocking's fab and I love the little tag you've sewn inside, such a lovely thing to keep for years to come.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. With her love of fabric, I know I'll never run out of "toys" for her to play with! :oD

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  2. She is such a cutie and by the look of it, spoiled rotten by Grammie. Take care.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. We think she's a cutie too! :o)

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  3. Definitely spoiled by Grammie, but that is what grandparents are for! Such a cutie. X

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  4. Now I know what I can do with my carefully hoarded little Moda 2 1/2 inch charm packs. What a lovely idea.

    Oooooh a little sewer in the making....watch our for your supplies Grammie....lol.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. Yes, use up your mini charm packs! :o)

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  5. Can I be your grand daughter too (please) and you can make lovely things for me (although I don't need a bib!!).

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    1. LOL I thought you were going to ask for some fabric to play with! :oD

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  6. Loving the stocking - so cute. And of course happy that my Santa got a starring role in a blog post. Even if his face is still dirty.
    Also - don't advertise that Emily has a Kevin the Carrot!! Those things are worth their weight in gold (carrots?)! Although she does seem more excited by the fabric than Kevin! Ha ha ha!

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    1. We were so lucky to get her a Kevin and Katie carrot! I don't think she - or Molly - really appreciate the lengths we went to! :oD

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    2. It still makes me feel giddy (and a little sick) thinking of our adventures that day in search of Kevin and Katie!! Ha ha ha!

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    3. Don't remind me! It was frantic! 🤪

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  7. How sweet! I wish I had a stocking with my name on xx

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    1. Thanks, Christina. When our girls were wee, I made us all machine-knitted Christmas stockings with our names on them. It just seemed right that Emily should get a stocking with her name on it too - but I didn't want to dig out the knitting machine from its hiding place underneath the train table!!

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  8. Excellent! Way to start the baby out early -- I need to do the same LOL. Love that cute stocking!

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    1. Thanks, Anna. It was funny watching Emily with the fabric - she sniffed it, fondled it and put it on her head exactly like her Grammie does! LOL

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