Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Toile Christmas Stocking

Today is Whatcha Working One Wednesday at Leslie's Blog, My Country Home, so here's what I've been working on lately:

1. Toile Christmas Stocking.



Yes, I worked on a new Christmas Stocking on Labor Day! A friend gave me a box full of nice hardback Christmas idea books. I looked through them and several toile items caught my eye. I have been planning to make new Christmas stockings for my family because the ones they had been using were beginning to look bad, especially a couple that were over 20 years old.

I decided to make the stocking on the spur of the moment and just happened to have a scrap of black and white toile. I looked through my other scraps, which I had organized a few months ago, and found the perfect black and white plaid flannel for the cuff. This flannel was salvaged from a piece of my husband's clothing. Then I looked through my button jar and found an "Old Navy" button that used to be on a wool coat that belonged to my daughter. So I have claimed this stocking for my own since it has some sentimental value to me.

I went through my Christmas fabrics, also organized a while back, and put together several other combinations of plaids, prints, corduroys, etc. to make 7 more stockings.

This is the first stocking I've made. Its lined and is a lot like making a lined pocketbook. When I make another stocking, I hope to take pictures for a tutorial for this blog. Would anyone be interested in a tutorial for making this stocking?

2. If you saw my post yesterday, you've already seen the other project I worked on over the weekend, a new fall pocketbook. Here it is in progress:




Finished project:




3. Spiderman Quilt: I finished the hand quilting last night! Now I just need to remove all the quilting lines that were put on with a water soluble pen, make the binding and sew it on.

So what have you been working on lately?

9 comments:

Leslie said...

Very nice stocking! Making them really shouldn't be hard..I wonder why I didn't just do that? The ones we have I bought at the Dollar General a few years ago and they're kind of country looking. Better than what we did have, which was a mix of sorts.

Nice looking bag, too. I guess It's probably time for me to find new fabric and make a new one, too :)

Leslie

Susan said...

That stocking is gorgeous! I used to hate toile, but I began to reconsider that a few months ago and now I love it. I'd definitely be interested in the instructions!

Nanci said...

I really love this combination of toile and plaid. I love a mix of "polished" and country! I think it just gives an item that unexpected twist that makes it something special. I never would have considered black and white for a Christmas stocking, but I am definitely drawn to this.

Labor Day must have been the day for sewing; I was sewing a project as well. LOL

Nancy Jo said...

Well the stocking is adorable and the red purse is too. Wish I could sew that good.
Nancy Jo

Janet, said...

the stocking is beautiful! I've made stockings before, I also have a stash of material that I use for making things. Every fall I get in the sewing/crafting mood.

Terri said...

I love the stocking and yes, I would love a tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Yes, please show us how you made the stocking. I've been looking for a pattern to make some for Christmas gifts. Any help would be great!
Thanks,
Coleen

Pen Pen said...

Oh my... the stocking is beautiful. Love the toile fabric. I recently picked up four blue and white toile napkins from the thrift store... I have nothing that color... but they were too pretty not to buy. (see how addicted I am?)

Lesa said...

That is absolutely my favorite Christmas stocking EVER! Wow. Great job. Love it.

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