Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Christmas Stockings


Christmas Stockings, originally uploaded by meringuedesigns.
Hooray! This was the year to make us all matching Christmas stockings. I embroidered our names in Scriptina font and digitized a few designs--mittens, aluminum trees, and snowmen--to adorn the fronts. Of course, I had to include linen to bring them all together. The front of each is a patchwork of fabrics. layered with cotton batting and muslin, then quilted. The back is simply a piece of 100% linen and the lining is natural muslin. I'm smiling right now at actually having done some Christmas sewing!

Hallie hates her (surprise) because I used a cursive font. She is afraid she won't know which one is hers. "I'm only 5! I can't read cursive!" No matter what I said, nothing could assuage her fears. But that's life as usual in this house--someone is always mad and I can never make everyone happy. Too bad Tootse, 'cause I like 'em and they're staying.

18 comments:

sandra said...

it's on my to do list for this year as well! LOVE these, they look great!

*Brett and Lacey* said...

Awesome Cynthia! I love them!

Win said...

Cynthia those truly are so DANG cute!!! Love the colors and the font! So talented!!!

Candy said...

gorgeous. puts my lame stockings in my etsy shop to shame....

Team NE said...

They look wonderful!! :)

shoeboxofphotographs said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Those are the cuteset! Doesn't it just feel the best when you finally can get something done for yourself! I'm in love. You've probably closed up the sewing shop for the holidays, but if you feel like making four more stockings...could you email me. Seriously, name you're price, I don't care. But, only if you want to. I know a lot of folks who have stopped doing stuff through the end of the year...maybe I should try that :)

Nancey said...

They're gorgeous!

Andy said...

Wow - these are stunning. I love the gorgeous colors you chose.

I feel for Hallie. I remember when I was unable to read cursive, and I was convinced that my mom was writing secret messages about me and leaving them all over the house, knowing full well that I would never discover what they actually said.

Nancey said...

Cynthia, have you been to Patina Market in Pleasant Grove? What did you think? http://www.patinamarket.com/

Ilene said...

Freaking darling.

How am I supposed to be happy with my stockings after seeing these?

Mike,Shar,Ryan,Rex said...

Love those they are so cute!!!

Michael said...

Please make one for your mother and Carebear. I will pay you. I can put a lot of cool stuff in them! Shoot! those are big enough to put an entire Nikon lens ensemle and Nikon D300 Digital SLR! (hint, hint)

Brian and Carly said...

Too great! Love the story with them. Stories about Hallie always makes me laugh.

Anonymous said...

How absolutely beautiful they are! Love Tia Ellen

Melissa L. said...

Hi! I absolutely adore these!! Can you tell me which font you used for these? They are incredible!!

Melissa L. said...

Wow. I am a ditz. Its right there in the first line. Sigh... maybe because its midnight and I've been up for a LOOOONG time. Please forgive! lol

stitchedincolor said...

I am so making these! Where do you get your linen from. I'm having trouble with my current supplier and I hate to keep trying new ones since quality varies so much, you know?

cynthia said...

i get my linen at joanns or ebay. get a heavier weight if possible. just starch the heck out of it and it will embroider just fine with a good stabilizer. two layers if needed.

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