Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Disney Christmas Stockings

When our son was born back in 1988, we purchased a Christmas stocking for him.  It is green and has Santa appliqued on it.  I then traced around it and made a pattern to make stockings for Husband and me and then for Daughter when she came along.
We have been using those stockings for the past 20 or so years.  This year I wanted to make some new ones to go with the theme for our Christmas decorations. We decided to go with a Disney theme.
So, character stockings.

This is the start of Minnie Mouse.

And  Mickey.

Both stockings are lined.

The beginnings of Daisy and Donald Duck.

I sewed the ribbon around the top of Donald. It continues onto the back.  Daisy's ruffle also goes all the way around.

Finished.  Each stocking only takes about an hour or so to make. All are lined.  It just makes them nicer when you actually (meaning Santa) fills them!

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there."
This is our mantle all put together. I made Mickey and Minnie for Husband and me.  Daisy and Donald are for Daughter and her Fiance.  Our son is serving in Operation Enduring Freedom and I wanted to include him as well.  I could not find striped fabric so I cut 7/8 inch strips and sewed them together, then cut out the front.  The back is solid black.  I used sticky back black felt to make the grin and eyes.  It is supposed to be Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
I mailed it to him and it is already hanging in his small room.

You can clearly see the skull lights his sister sent him for Halloween and the tiny little Solstice tree we sent earlier.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing the new stockings.
Have a blessed Christmas.


Susan said...

Jeannine, the stockings are so cute!

Joyce said...

Love the stockings. You are so talented. I can not even thread a needle. Enjoyed your tablescape in the previous post. Love the salt and pepper shakers. Can you tell I love Disney too? Happy and healthy New Year and pray that your son comes home Quickly and safely from his tour into your loving arms.