Monday night before I got to work on my Dear Lillie sewing I decided to make some new stockings. I wanted to make a new one for the baby and figured why not make some new ones for all of us. I had gotten some burlap for $3.99 a yard and a few buttons to play around with. I used an old stocking to trace out on the burlap and then cut out five sets of stockings. (I messed up on the first one so figured I would use that for an extra one and cut out four more). As soon as I started sewing Lillie woke up - arghhh! Poor thing has been sick a bunch lately. She had strep throat a couple of weeks ago and was finally better from that and came down with a horrible cold which has made sleeping impossible for her. Anyway, she was so stuffed and we couldn't get her to calm down and breathe so we just let her come downstairs for a bit. She, of course, wanted to "help". That is her new favorite phrase, "Help please, Mommy?" So, Lillie actually helped sew these. I let her press the "button", as she called it, on the sewing machine and away we went. After she helped sew the burlap together we put her back to bed and made the ruffles. I had a lot of Etsy work to do that night, though and picked up after that and then finished up last night by attaching the ruffles and buttons and then Lillie helped this afternoon when we put them on the mantle so we could take a few photos. She seemed very excited that she had helped make them! Once I put them up for real in a couple of weeks I will take some pictures where you can see the whole mantel. It definitely was another quick and easy project and I think it took me about two hours total to do the five stockings. But here they are for now:
I am a bit unsure about the bow. I think I like it but can't decide. I made two of these.
And this one is a bit simpler. I made two of these as well. I am thinking about adding a little vintage lace to the bottom but again am not sure. I figure I have a couple of weeks to decide before I put them up for real.
Close-up of the first one. I intentionally did not hem the ruffles. I love the frayed look especially with something ruffley. I think it keeps it from looking to "frou-frou"...okay I have no idea how to spell that! Is it "fru-fru", "frou-frou"....? I guess it is probably a made-up word anyway! Oh well!
And here they all are! I can't believe we are going to be a family of four! (I am hoping someday we will be a family of seven or eight - haha - Jon hates when I say that but I really would love to have 5 or 6 kids......someday, not any time soon!)
And here is the extra one that I messed up when I was cutting. In the end I think it ended up being my favorite, though!
And now for the winner of the Briar Hat:
Congratulations and thanks so everyone who entered!
We will be hosting another giveaway soon so be sure to check back!
Also, we are just one sale away from 1000 sales on Etsy!
(As many of you who have Etsy shops know, that is actually not an accurate number as it doesn't count when people buy in quantities or custom orders that have multiple items in one listing, so we actually hit that mark several months ago, but it is still exciting to see that number up there!) Whoever that person is will get an extra little gift with their order!
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week. William and Mary has their first basketball game on Friday against UVA so we will be headed up to Charlottesville for the game. We are so excited. Go Tribe!
Is the extra stocking your way of telling us you're having twins?ReplyDelete
Haha - your a funny one, Jas! Oh and by the way - the sharpie bleeds into the fabric and dries so if you happen to come visit during the holidays the backs of your shirts will indeed be safe!ReplyDelete
yes! i now know what to do with my burlap! off to rip apart an old, ugly stocking!!!1ReplyDelete
i too love blogland and its tutorials!!!!
~**~Love the stockings!! And congrats to the lucky winner!Hugs,Rachel~*~*ReplyDelete
Love those-they are perfect for your decor!ReplyDelete
Ok, Your home or that living room is Amazing. Oh my goodness. and those pis of the girls... and oh those burlap stockings, im so trying it..ReplyDelete
LOVE it All.Glad to be a new follower..
I LOVE the stockings! Definitely leave the bows :) Great job!ReplyDelete
Just discovered your blog this week and O M G! First let me say you have the most beautiful daughter and second you have talent coming out of every pore. I love, love, love these stockings and might try my hand at making ours this year. I've been using stockings I got a couple of years ago from Ballards and they are pretty but I love the texture of these combined with the ruffle and bow.ReplyDelete
also just found your blog. and i love it. everything about it. and i will for sure be copying you with the burlap stockings.ReplyDelete
I think I need to look for some burlap! these are beautiful. I vote for the bow!ReplyDelete
Beautiful!! They turned out great!! I wish I had time for sewing and crafting...I miss it! For now I will just enjoy seeing the great things everyone else makes on my fave blogs! Maybe one day I'll have the time and space to pick my crafting materials up again! Thanks for sharing your cute projects!ReplyDelete
The stockings are beautiful, and so sweet Lillie helped you "make" them. Love her!! Cannot wait to see what you create next. xoxoReplyDelete
do you sell these? they are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
visiting from tatertots & jello ~ LOVE the stockings!!ReplyDelete
visiting from t and J blog. Love the stockings. your pics are gorgeous, gorgeous kids.ReplyDelete
I just came across your site from Tatertots and Jello and I LOVE this! I will be following you from now on; I just love everything!ReplyDelete
Those stockings are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
(I'm here from Tatertots & Jello)
Sorry if this is posting twice (or three times...)! My browser and/or internet is acting up.ReplyDelete
Came from TT&J as well, and I must say that I love your photos, I love your stockings, and I love LOVE love the photo of your girl in the hat pushing the buggy/stroller/thing. Seriously, I am a little overwhelmed with how sophisticated and well-done your whole life appears in the couple of posts that I've seen. My husband and I will be hanging stockings for the first time this year now that we have a little one. He banned the stockings that I had growing up, and I've been looking for alternatives. The burlap with a bit of femininity is so sweet.
burlap stockings - brilliant! love them.ReplyDelete
I made burlap stockings last year, but mine aren't nearly as cute as yours! Might need to unpick them and add the ruffles! Love it. I'm a new follower, I want to win some of your stuff from Tatertots and Jello! Please oh please! -KelseeReplyDelete
These are gorgeous! I'm so impressed with what you get done during naps. I'm curious what kind of camera and lenses you use? Your pictures (esp. the outdoor shots of Lillie) are really gorgeous.ReplyDelete
I love those stockings! So adorable! The ruffles are so cute.ReplyDelete
I just became a follower, I don't know why I didn't do it before since I love your etsy shop! I am visiting from tatortots and Jello! I love your blog and I love the tutu I just bought from you! I am going to order some shirts next! Keep bring the adorable craft and goodies, I love it!ReplyDelete
It is all so fabulous I can’t say that enough!! Love the shirts, the house and the children!ReplyDelete
I love your stuff, not gonna lie!ReplyDelete
Heidi @ http://everydayfamilies.blogspot.com/
these stockings are absolutely gorgeous! I love them! :)ReplyDelete
OMG - I LOVE the stockings, they are just beautiful!ReplyDelete
visiting from tatertots and jello.....but now may be a new follower!!! :) Clever ideas!!!ReplyDelete
Saw you over at Tatertots and Jello. I gotta tell ya, I LOVE your stuff!!!ReplyDelete
VIsiting from Tatertots and Jello, but after looking at this post, I'm going to be a new follower! :)ReplyDelete
LOVE ALL YOUR STUFF!!ReplyDelete
VISITING FROM TT&J.
Burlap sure is hot right now, huh? Very cute stockings!ReplyDelete
seriously adorable stockings. i love that "mess-up" with the buttons!ReplyDelete
Hopping over from tatortots and jello. I love how all the stockings look hanging together. At first I thought I preferred the button ones, but when they are all together they look amazing!ReplyDelete
Absolutely adorable stockings! I love them!ReplyDelete
Love the stockings!The burlap looks so cute.ReplyDelete
Hi! Coming over from Tatertots nd Jello giveaway. I have been here many tmes and I love love everything here. I want you to decorate my home and make my wardrobe. My favorites are the adeline dress, vintage crown tee and fairyland little girl silhouette. PICK ME!ReplyDelete
You have a very chic style. I love it! I'm over here from Tatertots and jello.ReplyDelete
I came over from Tatertots and Jello! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!ReplyDelete
Stopping by through TT& J, very cute stuff.ReplyDelete
you are so talented. thank you so much for sharing your talent :)ReplyDelete
I love the ruffle/bow stocking!ReplyDelete
I love them! Both of them! I am working on my own burlap stockings for Christmas, since its my favorite fabric to work with! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Saw you over at Tatertots & Jello...love your blog! I'm going to make our stockings this year too...thanks for the great ideas ~ just became a follower!ReplyDelete
Kaitlyn @ The Birds Nest
I also saw you on Tatertots and Jello, and I loved your shop! Those stockings are lovely! I wish I wasn't so allergic to burlap, lol. It makes me wheeze and itch just looking at it, but it sure does make some beautiful things :)ReplyDelete
I really love the stockings. Do you sell your stuff? I am not talented so there is no way I can replicate them. Let me know how much it would cost for 5 stockings two girls, three boys, if you sell. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Elena! We do sell them. You can find the quilted ones here: http://www.dearlillie.com/product/quilted-burlap-stocking and the ruffled ones here: http://www.dearlillie.com/product/ruffled-burlap-stocking. They sell out pretty quickly but we will be continuing to restock them through Christmas as they are sewn and ready to go. If you would like us to send you an e-mail when they are back in stock just let us know.Delete
Have a blessed week!