Monday, November 20, 2006

Funky Christmas Stockings


Funky Christmas Stockings
Originally uploaded by Cocoa Dreams.
My newest project is making these Christmas stockings for everyone in my family. They are made with upholstery velvet and silk dupioni, expensive material but so worth it!! So far I have 4 made only 4 more to go if I include the dogs. Well make that 5 more to go because my sister has requested a red polka dotted one too. I just love how these turned out. The green one in the picture still needs to be lined with canvas but you get the general idea. I made Kendall and Cade one out of green paisley but the polka dot ones are my favorite. They take a little work sewing a satin stitch around the polka dots. To bad you can't just find the material with the polka dots on it. I tried making stocking a couple years ago and got the material but never finished so I'm so stoked that I actually found a design I love and I'm getting them done. I actually saw some stockings like these in a catalog that my mom got http://www.ballarddesigns.com/ She knew that I would love the polka dot ones and she was right. I had Kendall draw me out the pattern, actually had him draw it out a couple of times because he didn't draw them out as big as I wanted them. He was even good enough to mark where to cut, like I couldn't figure that one out!! LOL!!

I decided to put these in my etsy shop too http://cocoadreams.etsy.com Hopefully they will sell well, but if they don't that is ok too because they are allot of work. I have so many things I want to make but not enough time to get it all done. So it wouldn't break my heart if I didn't sell any of these on etsy.

4 comments:

Lacy said...

That is so funny that you made these. I was just thikning today that you should make some funky stockings. Seriously. They turned out cute and I love them!

nicole said...

Chasley I love the stockings. You have such a creative eye for things. I'm jealous!

nicole said...

Consider yourself TAGGED! You must post a picture of your fabric stash! I did!

Cocoa Dreams said...

Well I will have to go and check it out but I don't have a sewing room so all my fabric is in totes sitting in Cade's room, since he's rarely in his room!