I have spent a lot of time thinking about what kind of stockings to make for my little cuties. I actually did make one for Luke after his first Christmas but it was awful. I used modern fabric and a modern pattern and it just wasn't us. When I first saw this stocking on Posie Gets Cozy (which I am sure you have seen because you already read her blog because it the most beautiful blog ever) my heart stopped. I thought about it a lot and then last fall decided to make it. I can't remember when I started working on it but I bought the pattern for the cross stitch part in the middle last fall. I bought it here. That part took me a very long time. I haven't done much cross stitch. I loved it though and want to do a lot more. I bought the pattern for the letters from the same place. The bunny is from Alicia Paulson's Embroidery Companion and I think it is the same one from her Winter Woodland Sampler.
I was pretty scared to cut the stocking shape out after I did all the cross stitch. What if I made a mistake after all that time? But it came out just how I wanted. I will make a similar one for Luke but I may wait to start it until I finish a couple knitting projects that I would like completed for summer.
speaking of knitting....
I finished Luke's sweater vest last week just in time for the second half of spring and summer. Ooops. I started it back in January with the plan to finish it right away but then I took some classes to make somethings for myself and I put it aside. I hope it still fits him in the fall. It is looking a little short in this picture. Girls can wear sweater vests too, right? Details about the sweater are here.
I guess I will start making some Spring/Summer clothes for Stella. I have so many patterns I have never used so I think I will be opening one of them soon. Maybe the Rollerskate dress? I think that isn't suppose to use much fabric.
edited 1 hour later - I am going with Oliver and S's Bubble dress pattern. Stella picked a very sheer fabric that I have one yard of. It really needs a lining. So Bubble dress it is. I have to make a bag for my niece too but I keep changing my mind how I want to make it. I found a pattern I am excited about it. Now I need to find some sweet owl fabric.