Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BUCILLA STOCKINGS

What a terrific idea these felt Christmas Stockings are.  Everything that you need is included in the kit and all pieces of felt are printed with the pattern to embroider on or sequin over.  I had so much fun doing the first one, that I am well on the way with my second.  

Here's the first one completely finished.........


First Stocking.......This one's for me!!


Close up of details






My second stocking is for Poppy and I am hoping this will be finished by Christmas.
 
Each night while the family are watching TV, I am sitting cutting, threading sequins and embroidering away, stuffing away where necessary as my stocking takes shape.  There are always little add on's, like  kittens, teddy bears or toys to bring it to life.  This one even has lights to be added to illuminate the stocking.

 
Santa looks so peaceful :)
Plenty of surprises in the bag



Sure each stocking takes a time, but little by little it builds up into a 3 dimensional story and will be a family heirloom for future generations.  I am looking around for more designs for the other members of the family and I think I will be busy for the next few months or even years!!  

17 comments:

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

Aren't those just adorable! And it would be very nice to see them come together, bit by bit, every evening. Well done!

Dawn said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I'll be sewing every night until Christmas and slowly they will keep growing. Be sure to keep watching and I'll keep posting my progress.

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

Fantastic job! I used to do this kind of kit, back in the day when the old eyeballs liked me better! I am wanting to make some decorative stockings this year (no kids, no family, so I don't decorate much) and was going to quilt them..but maybe I might check these out at the store again and see if I can do it..having all the time in the world to do so! i followed you from Free Motion linky!

Dawn said...

I totally agree Cheri, I am trying to make all of the stockings before my eyes start to get worse (dont you just hate getting older). Take a look, I am sure you will still be able to do it and its so much fun. Thanks for stopping by

Seams Sew Together said...

Great stockings Dawn, they look amazing!!!

Vera said...

Nice! How fun to have 3D on it!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Gorgeous! The colors stand out and the 3D add so much depth. The sewing and embroidering is beautifully made too!

Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts said...

What a great project! My mom made ones like those for us as children and we adore them! Now she is making them for her grandchildren. They are sure to become a treasured heirloom. Also, thanks for sharing your link at my blog's linky party KISMIF at http://moderntraditionquilts.blogspot.com, and please come back again!--Shannon

Pam Wilde said...

I have made them for My Husband, children and even the puppies over the years. I love the patterns they come up with each year. So pretty- Merry Christmas in July!

Cheryll said...

The "stockings" are a work of art... LoVe them!
Well done Dawn :)

Dawn said...

Thanks Mandy, still got a few to make for everyone.

Dawn said...

Yes Vera, they really pop off the stocking, well worth doing. Thanks for commenting.

Dawn said...

Thanks France, it's lovely that you visited and commented

Dawn said...

Thanks for your lovely comments and also hosting KISMIF. It's nice to meet new people in the sewing world.

Dawn said...

I only discovered them last year and am totally hooked. I will probably make Bella and Snowy our 4-legged friends one each too. Thanks for stopping by

Dawn said...

Thanks Cheryll, I just loved doing them. Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself.

shez said...

wow Dawn this is awesome,well done,can i just give you a hint ,by replying to the people here they will not get your message unless they happen to go back to comments,if you would like to reply to them and for them to see your reply you will need to reply to their email that comes to you in where you get your emails,enjoy your day.xx

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