Edit: The winner of the Christmas stocking has been drawn by random number generator. Lisa (lucky number 65) was the winner and has been emailed to let her know. Thank you so much to all who entered; I had a lot of fun and I think you did too, so I see another giveaway in the near future! Good morning everyone! As a lot of you probably know, there's a huge giveaway link party going on over at Sew Mama Sew (go check it out, there's tons of fabulous stuff up!), and I've decided to participate this year! This is also my first giveaway here on the blog, so I'm really excited.
This has always been one of my favorite times of year; here in Seattle we have a holiday carousel that goes up just after Thanksgiving, and a giant tree in the middle of downtown right next to the huge Macy's star. My family always goes down to ride the carousel and enjoy all the lights, and this year I'm having even more fun with making tons of holiday stuff. I've been in the Christmas craft mood in a big way lately, and one of my new favorite things to make is stockings. My husband and I need new ones, so I've been experimenting with styles we might like, and the experimenting is your gain, because my giveaway this cutie that I made out of Michael Miller's line of holiday fabric:
I've talked about Michael Miller cottons before; they're one of my favorites to work with because they're super soft and drape really well. Not as important with a stocking, admittedly, but it's still nice to sew with. The outside of this one is made out of "Many Mini Gnomes" and quilted with Christmas trees.
I'm practicing my free motioning skills, so the trees are slightly more impressionistic than I was going for, but the stitching came out pretty even, and for the most part you can actually tell that they're trees, so I'm fairly happy with it!
For the inside I used "Candy Toss" in red.
To hang it up, I added a red ribbon, which has been reinforced with some stitching. It turned out big enough for Santa to fill, or to just hang on the fireplace for decoration.
So, would you like to have this little guy show up at your door? Just leave me a comment telling me your favorite part of the holidays (and feel free to click on the "follow" button and visit my Etsy store if you've liked what you've seen!), and I'll pick the winner from a random number generator. The giveaway will be open until Friday, 12/13, and I'll notify the winner no later than 12/15. I will ship internationally, so if you're one of my overseas readers, go ahead and enter! If you are a no reply blogger, please make sure I have an email to contact you at. Good luck!