Monday, December 8, 2014

12 Days of Christmas, Day 10, Stockings



12 Days of Christmas Patchwork Stockings http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-10-stockings.html
On the tenth day of Christmas 
Beyond The Picket Fence gave to me,
Colorful, patchwork stockings.
12 Days of Christmas Patchwork Stockings http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-10-stockings.html


As I have mentioned, I am doing a new color scheme for Christmas this year, which means my all white stockings I have used the past few years weren't going to make the cut this year.  (See more of my all white decor HERE)
12 Days of Christmas Patchwork Stockings http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-10-stockings.html
I started looking at the thrift stores for plaid shirts and sweaters in my new color scheme.  I also used a few pairs of my daughter's old plaid pajamas she has outgrown.  I ironed a heavy fusible interfacing on the back of pieces of my upcycled fabric.
12 Days of Christmas Patchwork Stockings http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-10-stockings.html
I then sketched out a stocking on butcher paper.  
12 Days of Christmas Patchwork Stockings http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-10-stockings.html
I made a second one.  I cut one pattern into 3 pieces and one into 4 pieces.
12 Days of Christmas Patchwork Stockings http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-10-stockings.html
I  used the pieces to cut out the fabric, pinning the stocking parts together as I made each one so I wouldn't get confused.  I sewed the fronts together, cut out backs from white felt, and sewed them together.
12 Days of Christmas Patchwork Stockings http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-10-stockings.html
I added ribbon loops to hang the stockings.  I cute wood slices from some lovely hickory branches I have.  Goodness, it takes the saw some work to get through the hickory.  I painted names on them and tied them on with baker's twine and jute.
12 Days of Christmas Patchwork Stockings http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-10-stockings.html
The most exciting part is I now have a mantel to hang them on.  When we moved into our home 11 years ago, we didn't know what we wanted for a mantel and so we went without.  Well, one year turned into 11, but as I initially hung the new stockings into the drywall this year, I asked hubby if we could please figure out a mantel over the weekend.
12 Days of Christmas Patchwork Stockings http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-10-stockings.html
We hunted around in my wood piles and found this lovely hunk of a barn wood beam--hubba, hubba!  It was the exact perfect length.  It had angled ends, which at first I wasn't sure I wanted, but I love them.
12 Days of Christmas Patchwork Stockings http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-10-stockings.html
I trying to not show off too much of my decor yet. as I will be giving you all a tour on Friday.  
12 Days of Christmas Patchwork Stockings http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-10-stockings.html
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1 comment:

  1. I freakin love this, there's nothing else to say! I freakin love your stocking!

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