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the stockings

Do you remember this little color story?

Here's what came of it: patchwork stockings for the whole family. I had high hopes of posting this before Christmas, but truth be told, they were only finished 2 days before. Next year they can hang from the mantle all month long. 

I made four stockings, two for John and I, and two for the kids. (Do people only make stockings for the kids? Well that's no fun.) I based the shape on a cheap stocking I bought last Christmas. Mine are made from a linen cotton blend I found at purlsoho, each has a different green lining and the person's name embroidered on the front. 

I did take a few how-to photos while I was putting these together, would you like to see them? Or is that just terribly boring? I'm always curious to see how things go together, but maybe you would rather just see the final product. Let me know. 

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I love to see the process. I would enjoy seeing the how to. I also made stockings for me, my husband, and our boy. They wouldn't all match if I didn't make them all at the same time!

12.30.2008 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

Are you kidding? Those are gorgeous, I would love LOVE to see the how to!

12.30.2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

LOVE how tos!! They are never boring. That embroidered name is soooo perfect - would love to know how you did it so I can attempt this for next year!

12.30.2008 | Unregistered Commentersusan

Brooke! SPLENDID! I'm inspired - they are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Show me how? xoxo Whit

I definitely want the tutorial...I'm already thinking about how I can go even more hand-made next year!

12.30.2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I'd like to add another "please show us" to the list. These are beautifully crafted.

12.30.2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Hi everyone.. The felted ball garland is not made by me, I'm sorry to admit. I bought it at Crate + Barrel a few weeks before Christmas, but I don't see it on their website. Maybe they got cleaned out during the holidays?

12.30.2008 | Registered CommenterBrooke

SO perfect!!

01.2.2009 | Unregistered Commenterlynne

I just found your site (love it!) and was reading through some old entries. Great stocking by the way! I made my family's stockings, but now I want to redo them for next Christmas!

So, I love how simple your mantle looks. Where did you get the large metal initial? Looks great!


02.10.2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Hey there, i stumbled upon your blog through another, which was through another and so on. i love it!! lots of cuteness... :) I do not ahve a blog myself... i creep. I am wondering about youe letter on the mantle, is it a "R"? im wondering where you got it? I love the size...
and thanks ofr being inspiring..

shelly from alberta canada, who someday will develop a blog.

02.12.2009 | Unregistered Commentershelly gushue

just looking through the entries and saw that great snow globe on the fireplace! where did you get it? i love that the base is square.

06.4.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

or it looks square anyways haha...maybe its not.

06.4.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

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