Finally!!! Just in time to hang a few days before Christmas! Life has been so crazy busy I wasn’t sure these were going to be ready. But, since the hubs has been temporarily assigned to a different shift to cover one of their companies in Australia, I’ve been staying up waiting for him to get home – and sewing!! As I had mentioned in a previous post, the kiddos were allowed to pick the chalkboard appliques they wanted on their stockings – then they were allowed to choose their fabric, uhh, well, Braden WANTED orange!! I nixed that idea, but in hindsight, I probably should have just bought some orange fabric and made him an orange stocking!! Oranges are Christmas-y, (I have fond memories of oranges at Christmas-time!) but NOT the color orange – at least not in my mind!! The child has been obsessed with orange for a couple of years now. It used to be blue, which I could have gotten behind, as my Angel Girl chose blue snowflakes. And Dalton is my green guy! When they were born, my daughter put them in separate rooms – Braden’s was blue and Dalton’s green, and clothing was also mostly in those colors – if not identical, so those have been “their” colors until a couple of years ago. But, he also likes red, thankfully!
OK, full disclosure: I did not have a pattern for their stockings, so I kind of made it up as I went along! I just knew I wanted them to be able to use one of the chalk markers and write their name on the chalkboard! So here is what evolved! I guess they turned out ok! There are some things I will do differently next time I make them. Maybe by next Christmas I can make their mom and dad and the hubs and me new ones!
Two goals down! I actually have the third completed, but will that will be another post after Christmas!
Look at the goodies I have received in the mail in the past week! I have truly been blessed with winnings this month! During the Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop, I won the cutest gingerbread man pot holder from Melva of Melva Loves Scraps! Thank you, Melva!! I’ll be using this in my Christmas decor this year!
I was also the winner of the Homespun Holidays prize of these lovelies – from my friend Danice, of Homespun Hannah’s Blog. Danice won a blue ribbon for this beautiful doll. She even has her own little stocking, and quilt with it’s tiny blue ribbon! Danice also sent some awesome smelling potpourri and a cute little grapevine wreath ornament that now hangs on my tree!
I was going to sit her in my pine cone basket, but decided that Bunny the Christmas Angel needed a friend, so here she is! Bunny has her own sweet little doll now!! Thank you so much, Danice!! The craftsmanship is awesome! I see why you won that first place ribbon!
Oh, one other quick thing I’ve finished! This is my first piece of wool and hand stitching! This is a kit from Shabby Fabrics (no affiliation) that I thought I would give a try. I really enjoyed doing the hand work! Of course the Angel Girl claimed it – and of course, she got it! LOL! She has been encouraging me and checking my progress every day since I have been working on it while sitting in car line to pick them up from school!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very blessed and merry Christmas! Until next week…