Monday, May 5, 2014

Christmas in May

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.  


Cindy said...

The stocking is adorable! I agree...Posie Gets Cozy is fabulous with so many gorgeous pictures. Eye candy galore!:)

The sweater vest is cute and yes, girls can absolutely wear them too.

Helen Philipps said...

Your stocking is beautiful, a real heirloom piece of stitching!
Happy weekend!
Helen xox

Elizabeth said...

I love handmade stockings and the vest looks great! Girls can totally wear vests- especially if they are as lovely as that one! And a bubble dress- can't wait to see it. That was my very first Oliver+S pattern and I made two for E from the smallest size ranges. That pattern holds a special place in my heart :)