Monday, 26 November 2012

How big is your Christmas stocking?

There are two types of Christmas stocking.  The very small decorative type you hang from the mantlepiece which any child would be disappointed to see at the end of their bed on Christmas morning since it would just about have enough room for one satsuma and a 50p piece.  Then there's the second type which is so big you could almost use it as a sleeping bag.

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Now that's what I'm talking about.  That's a ten gallon Christmas stocking.  The one above is made from Dear Mr Claus by Cosmo Cricket for Moda and the one below is made from Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater for Moda.  

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My parents are not going to thank me for this one.  They wanted stockings for my neice and nephew who are coming to stay for Christmas.  Now they're going to have to spend serious money in Poundland to fill those stockings.  When Julie from Sewing World asked me for a Christmas Stocking, I asked her permission to make one that you could fit a serious stash of presents into.  Otherwise what's it all about really?

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And the magazine with the Super Sized Stocking came out this week.  Roll on Christmas!

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27 comments:

  1. Get saving to fill it, I say! Di x

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  2. My kids would LOVE that! Heck, who am I kidding - I would love that!

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  3. yay marathon shop :))) lucky grandpeeps

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  4. I'm with you - you do need a big-enough stocking - I made mine last year but had to strike a balance between being too large that I set fire to it (i do like it hanging by the hearth) or just the right size to still look good next to the fireplace - after all beautiful, shiny things often come in small packages!! This year I have one to make for my new baby (due 28th dec) just in case she puts in an early appearance x

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  5. That's almost big enough to hold a pony!

    I love the Dear Mr. Claus fabric. I wanted to buy some but couldn't think of a reason. Now you've given me one (a BIG one).

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  6. I LOVE those stockings! How awesome for a kid to have one that size on Christmas day. Go big or go home I say! lol...

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  7. When me and my brother were little we didn't have stockings...we had pillowcases instead ;o) I love this design (your stocking, not pillowcases) and think that children (and adults!) up and down the country will be hoping Father Christmas will be filling one of these on Christmas Eve!

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  8. I really love this stocking! Its funny but I love shopping for things for my children for their stockings I think I need to make them these larger ones :)
    thanks for sharing them with us
    I will have to look for that magazine , I hope its hear in the USA
    Kathie

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  9. OMG Lilie, that is really so amazing! I really really do sure hope that you really do fill those stockings up right to the very fullest brim now though with chocolates, sweeties, toys and all sorts of really fun little games! Ok then.

    Barbara, from the US of A

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  10. hehe, you are so funny :) congrats on being in the magazine, but really, my Christmas to-do-list is long enough without you churning out fabulousness like this that just begs to be added on ;)

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  11. Awesome! I like knit stockings the best....they stretch. My oldest brother always told us that he was going to use a pair of paintyhose for his.

    Your folks could always put some stuffed toys in the toes....it would fill it up a bit quickly.

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  12. LOL! Now that's a proper stocking. I've just made one in the shape of a giant wellie boot to teach at my adult/kids Christmas workshop! I'm guessing the kids won't be wanting teeny stockings! Jxo

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  13. It's a stocking for big foot!! What fun! I love it.

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  14. I made my kids giant stockings like those when they were little. More money went into stuffing the stockings than it did gifts under the tree. LOL. After all most gifts that would have gone under the tree fit in the stockings:)

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  15. LOLLLL Now that's what I call a stocking. Love the fabrics you used especially the second one.

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  16. I love the size and the patchwork done in this Christmas stocking. Published again...you are a star!

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  17. Your parents can just give their grandchildren each a small child to care for over the coming year. Should fit comfortably.

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  18. Love the turquoise and red one! Both are beautiful. Have not seen this magazine, will have to see if I can find it here. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Good grief, you're going to bankrupt them!

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  20. Oh it's so lovely!!! The heel and toe detail is perfect.

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  21. Love your stockings especially the heel and toe like a proper sock, great detailing. What do you use to do the illustrations for the magazine? Do you have some software?

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  22. Love that stocking, but I never got 50p in mine so I obviously had tight arse parents ;-)

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  23. Love it! Just big enough for say, a box of Thin Mints, And more than one quilt magazine!

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  24. Fabulous! Congratulations on the publication!
    I would LOVE a stocking like that, although to be fair my lovely parents just gave us a pillowcase ;)

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