Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Short A Stocking!!!!

Last night as I was deciding whether or not I was done decorating for Christmas....and I am.....

I realized that this Nana's little granddaughter would be spending her first Christmas at Nana and Papa's


this Nana had no stocking for her!!

I dashed away, dashed away, to the sewing/craft room to search for something to make a stocking....

I found a vintage child's hankie, and some scrap Christmas fabric....

I cut a piece of muslin in the shape of a stocking, and sewed my fabrics and the hankie onto the muslin.....I backed with another scrap of fabric, added a vintage lace trim

And now this stocking hangings with the rest of the McKinley stockings....

What a wonderful addition!



  1. How fantastic is that sweet stocking!! What a blessed Christmas with your little sweetheart.

  2. Such a cute stocking. That baby and Santa are precious.

  3. So darling Chris!! And, your granddaughter is too precious! xo Heather

  4. What a sweet little stocking for the newest member of the family! :-) And that reminds me that I need to make a stocking for daughter's boyfriend who will be spending the holidays with us this year.

  5. How sweet that little stocking is and how is that cute little girl? I'm sure it is a wonderful addition!!

  6. Oh Chris, how sweet! But the photo of your little elf and Santa is just priceless!!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend! Sandy @ 521 Lake Street

  7. Great stocking Chris ! Baby looks so cute on Santa's lap !


  8. See, now THAT'S what makes a stocking really special! Oh my gosh, I hope she'll have that for years and years! It's so cute! And so is she!
    Happy Holidays Chris,
    Erica :)

  9. wow....this is amazing! Also....that little girl is sooooo cute! Such a perfect christmas picture!


  10. Adorable!! and soo is that baby!
    Merry Christmas Chris!!

  11. Oh my goodness! Your grandaughter is just too adorable! And the stocking you made for her turned out so cute.

    Have a wonderful holiday Chris!

  12. She is so sweet on santa's lap!!! Darling stocking that you just "whipped up"! Love the hankie you used!

  13. What a sweet stocking for a darling baby girl.
    Merry Christmas and may you have a Blessed New Year.

  14. That is adorable! I am so impressed with your just whipping together a stocking! I would be plodding and planning and never actually get to it. LOL

    Merry Christmas!

  15. What a beautiful little angel baby! She now has a stocking that was made by her Grammy just for her.
    Merry Christmas, my friend!
    Carolynn xxx

  16. Oh, my goodness, Chris, that is such a sweet stocking for a beautiful baby!!! What a great Nana she has!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    xo Jane

  17. HI Chris! Just wanted to stop by to say Thank YOu SO MUCH for the precious little bottle brush tree piece that you sent me. I love it. Ive found the perfect place for it with some little old elves!
    so very sweet of you to think of me! I am blessed with wonderful friends all around me!
    thankyou and MErry Christmas!

  18. Oh Chris! What a sweet story to tell your beautiful grand-daughter in years to come. You have made her such a precious stocking! I also want to add to Vivian's sentiments in how wonderful your ornament is you have sent. I have mine on my windowsill, I just love it! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you through your blog this past year. I look forward to more of your beautiful projects in the coming year. Merry Christmas! Elizabeth

  19. I just came home from Idaho to find a package with the cutest tree tucked into a tart was a mystery at first who sent it, but with a little detective work I found your name on the label...thank you, Chris! Merry Christmas! I love surprises!!

  20. You darling creative genius!

    May the peace, joy and love of the season be yours all year long!

  21. Beautiful stocking, and sure to be an heirloom. Thank you so much for the tart tin decoration. It's darling, and it's keeping company with my other bottle brush trees around my nativity.

    May you have a very blessed Christmas and a truly happy new year.


  22. Obviously, I am way behind on my blog reading but I could not let this post go without commenting. What a precious picture of your granddaughter! Oh my goodness, she is beautiful. The stocking you made is surely a treasure.

    Happy New Year!