Monday, January 20, 2014

Catching Up Part 2: My Rosebud's Christmas Stocking

I am catching up on posts again today.  There are several things I made in November and December that I would like to share.  I hope the dear readers who check this blog won't mind.
As always, click on the photos to enlarge them.
 Two days before Christmas I decided to make Victoria-Rose, our daughter, a Christmas stocking.  The one she had was perfectly nice but it was a purchased one that didn't reflect her personality or style.   Rosebud's (family nickname) favorite colors are the more muted shades of green.  She loves vintage style and is (thank heavens for me) a very feminine young lady.
 The photo above shows the stocking cut out and bits and pieces of vintage laces that I have salvaged and restored.  The green fabric started out life as a man's pima cotton shirt.  It isn't shown here, but the lining is a red and white striped cotton.  The laces were all brown or dark tan from age and dirt and spent many hours/days in a Biz Bucket.  They are too delicate to be used in clothing because they would be washed too often and subjected to too much stress with wear.  The little broach, rose stick pin, and the charms were found in an antique store here in St. Petersburg.  The charms were cut off a bracelet that was from the 60's.  The little bee and basket were purchased many several years ago from JoAnns.
The crocheted snowflakes on our tree were made by my husband's Aunt Shirley and were given to us for our wedding.  I love them and want to learn how to make more of them!
 The  flower  basket was to honor Victoria-Rose's sweetness and the bee is for prosperity.  The broach was chosen for the red and it's star shape:  she is our shining star, a gift from God.  The rose, of course, is 'her' flower!  The ribbon above the basket and creating the "V" is silk embroidery ribbon.
The Santa behind the tag was on my mother-in-law's first tree 96 years ago!  
 The little red heart was cut from a pair of earrings that Rosebud wore a lot but lost its 'sister'.
The little elf ornament peeking out from under the stocking was one of many made for me by my godmother/aunt Janet Hughes in the 70's.  They are treasures!
I am linking this post to Sewing Mama Raeanna's Snowflakes & Lace  Linky party HERE.  Go and check out all the lovely things made with lace!

I hope that your holiday was as wonderful as ours was!  I still have a couple more holiday-themed posts to share and I am working on things for all three of the remaining Project Run & Play themes for Season 8.  Please come back and visit!


  1. What a beautiful stocking! I love all the different pieces of lace you added, and all the cute charms/pendants.

  2. The stocking is gorgeous! I'm sure your daughter loves it and will treasure it for many years to come.

    1. Thank you, Cindy. I hope that many years after I am gone it will remind her of how much I treasure her!

  3. That is a beautiful stocking and so special!!! I still use the stocking my mom got me when I was around 7 or 8! (Maybe younger?!) I've thought about making my little family all matching stockings but my pretty vintage satin stocking is too special to me!

    1. Thank you! I am sure your mother is thrilled that you still love the stocking that she gave you.


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