One of the pieces in the package was Holly Hobby fabric. When I saw that, I knew that I needed to make someone for my sister from it. She remembers Holly Hobby from childhood. Me, being so much younger, don't really remember it much, but I connect Holly Hobby to our Grama, because she drew something similar in her sketchbook.
Finally I decided I would use the fabric to make a stocking for my sister! I had made a stocking last year, which she really liked, so I already had a pattern and everything! Yeay! It took me about 2-3 hours from start to finish on a Sunday. Luckily today they received their Christmas boxes so I was able to have her open this one:
|I loved hearing her expression via phone when she saw this!|
The heel, toe, and cuff are made from doilies that I used as table decor at my wedding. I figured out the placement that I wanted and pinned then sewed them down. The doily that made the cuff was a rectangular large piece, so I was able to cut it and wrap it all the way around, and I like the way it overlaps in the front. The toe and heel were actually made from one oval-shaped doily.
I had a blast, and will be making more stockings in the future!
What have you handmade for Christmas this year?
Linking Up to:
Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Sew Fresh Quilts
My Quilt Infatuation
Cooking Up Quilts