Not every holiday crafting goal was met (sadly, the tunic will wait until the New Year, but that's okay, because right now he's going back and forth between Blackbeard the pirate, and Gretl from The Sound of Music), but atleast the important goals were met: everyone has a stocking. We needed two new additions this year....Miss Adelaide, and Banjo the cat, of course. Our gift exchange and major celebrating happened on Solstice, but on Christmas morning, we do stockings and then host a small brunch with friends and family. (It's always about the food, as far as I'm concerned.)
First up, the critters. Banjo's on the left with some sweet vintage kitty fabric from Jessie's mom, that was left over from a dress I made for Adelaide. And then the doggers each get one with the Munki Munki dog fabric that I love. I kind of forgot until writing this that I actually need to *get* something to put in their stockings. Oops.
The Papa and the Mama stocking. I made Steve's the first year we met, it's a pattern from Christmas Stockings: 18 Holiday Treasures to Knit. (I don't have the book anymore or I'd tell you the pattern name, sorry!) I'm pretty sure that's Lamb's Pride worsted. And then my stocking was a quick whip-up last year on about December 24th, I believe. It's just felt, with some flowers and favorite vintage buttons as the center. Someday, I'll make myself something fabulous. Or maybe the kids will. ;)
And the wee ones. Calvin's on the left is also from the book Christmas Stockings, again with Lamb's Pride yarn. It's very cute, but every year I need to reattach the damn snowflakes that always fall off. Ezra's in the middle is my favorite (if I may be so partial), it's a basic sock pattern that I just made really big, with ribbing at the top, and sewed on felt balls that we made. I took some inspiration from an Anthropologie baby sweater I was coveting at the time. And then last, is Adelaide's--put together last week. Not sure if you can see it, but I quilted it onto some batting, lined it, and added some pompom fringe and rick rack (of course). Even after my post about it, I was really lacking any inspiration for it, and I think it kind of shows.
I can't wait for a cup of hot chocolate and full stockings by the woodstove! Cozy!