Tuesday, November 10, 2009

With Time To Spare

It's finished! It took most of the year, off and on, but I managed to get my granddaughter Kenzie's stocking done with two weeks to spare. That sewing project I mentioned yesterday? Well, that was the liner.

The Mary Maxim felt stocking kits do not include a liner, nor do they suggest making one, but anything that takes this much work needs a lining! A removable liner keeps the fuzz off the candy and the elaborate outer stocking safely tucked away while the toddler is free to drag around their haul in the washable, drawstring, inner liner.

Sorry about the sideways orientation of this next picture. Blogger just will not leave it upright no matter how many times I correct it in my camera program. Anyway, from top. . . . . .

. . . . . . to bottom, inside and out, it's all done now. *Whew*

Edited to add: Just noticed that there was still a small sewing pin stuck in the upper end of Frosty's scarf. That's now been safely removed! The new fringe was a last minute addition. The original fringe was rather fragile and wore away bit by bit while I was working on the rest of the stocking. It's nicely repaired now but I think it will always be a weak spot prone to wear and may disintegrate as the years go by.


lookinout said...

i hope the girls treasure them for many years. Such amazing work.

becky c. said...

Wow! Looks great and the liner is such a good idea.


That stocking is way too cute, I'm sure she will enjoy it for years to come!

Marlene said...

I think they will Gillia. The liners should help!

Thanks Becky. There is so much detail and work to the stockings that a liner was absolutely necessary.

Thanks deepend.