Monday, December 10, 2012


I figured I had done enough posts without any pictures so here is one. Ari's stocking close to finished. Sleeves and the pink pieces of the skirt are only pinned in place. Ready to do the embroidery tomorrow.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Stockings galore!

I just found two stocking kits from 1998 and 1999 cheap on EBay! I'm stoked! They are super cute. Normally I don't like the older Bucilla designs but these two were too cute to pass up. I did some research and found out that these were designed by Maria Stanziani who does the current designs I have become addicted too. Go figure. I haven't had a moment to spare for minis because I have been sewing like mad and am enjoying every minute. I have finished my aunt and Uncle's stockings, they were so much harder to do because they had requested hem be 3 inches longer. So I added a 3 inch cuff and sewed a semi removable lining so the stress when filled wouldn't be put on the seam. Then I had to wait for my felt order to arrive for the backs. Bucilla's patterns are adorable but I don't think they are designed to actually be used. I cut new backs to give more room. They look great. I have one finishing touch to add to my uncles and I can mail them out, hopefully tomorrow. Once they recieve them i'll post pictures of them.
My niece's stocking is close to half done. After that I have 2 more I need to finish by Christmas. I've been working late each night so my sew time has really been crimped. I better get cracking though. Not that long till Christmas Eve. I am looking forward to when those are done so I can work on one I want to rather then the one I have to. Too much fun!