Although most of the Christmas decorations are away in attics and the sales are drawing to a close, I had just enough Christmas spirit left in me to make these five stockings. I have so much in my To Make list this year that I just can’t fit in the quilts I’d like to make for a couple of babies due soon. Instead I’ve made them each a Christmas stocking with red deer on them, and once I know their names, I’ll embroider their initial on as well.
I also made another polar bear and a wee curled-up arctic fox.
These are my own designs so will be for sale in about 11 months’ time! I also recycled an accidentally felted jumper of Sol’s and used it for the three hearts on the final stocking.
This one I’m less pleased with; it looks rather twee, but then again stockings are for children so can afford some twee! All of the animal stockings will eventually be finished with cream pom pom trim around the opening. I’ve attempted three visits to my local sewing shop to buy the trim and each time it has been closed- very frustrating when I’m trying to support my high street and it stubbornly refuses to be open at quite logical times of day!
I am continuing to plough on with a knitterly Christmas present, which at this rate may become a birthday (in September…) gift, argh! Also in the pipeline is a nautical baby quilt, which I hope to order fabric for soon and post some pictures of my ideas for it. So much to make! It’s lots of fun, even if the pace is at times frustrating!