Tuesday, November 12, 2013

~FOR THE BOYS~

Last Thursday I took a special order for nine Christmas Stockings and over the weekend I got busy getting them all done.  All were to be made using the same gorgeous linen (almost a burlap color) and five were to be designed for three women and two girls and the other four for two men and two boys...  Whew~big job!!!!
 
When working with almost only vintage lace and linen complements it's sometimes a challenge to get everything to look beautiful without being too matchy-matchy!  Today I finished the male stockings and thought I'd give you a little peek at what they came out like.  I love the simple and uncomplicated lines and how they are easily differentiated from the ones with more of a feminine flare.  All the girl stockings are made similar to the one you see at the top!

No lace or frills for the boy stockings!  The woman who placed the order only wanted linen and vintage buttons on them.  So...this is what I came up with..
Opted to fray the linen on the front for some textured accents and changed each one of them up just a bit so they were similar, but not identical!
A couple have toe and heel patches and all four have a fringed ruffle around the top!
Simple cotton/linen backings and linings...
Tonight I'll be working on the balance of the order and then I'll be smiling BIG!  

Hope your week is wonderful.  Continuing to look forward to better days and sharing more thoughts and ideas with you.
(Thank you for your prayers!)

Love and blessings~ 

19 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Rebecca! Your stockings are wonderful. I'm sure these male stockings will all look great together with the others. I love how you sewed them up and the embellishments you gave them.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how wonderful! They are going to love these.

xo

Sheila

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those turned out great! I need to get busy sewing. I just love that fabric--has that burlap appeal without the mess. Love!

Lavender Cottage said...

Boy, do I ever like the stocking for the ladies!

Tanza said...

Hello my ~r~ friend,
It's been sooooo LONG since I have been visiting around on blog land !!! LOVED seeing a lot of your old posts :(:( Everything looks soooooo DIFFERENT !! Very Beautiful as ALWAYS !! Your home looks soooo lovely dressed in whites !!! Noooo more PiNk .... so funny that I STILL LOVE mine !! Always adding in something different, BUT, STILL my PINK and ROSES !! I'm loving a lot of Rachel Ashwells new fabric and love mixing it in with what I have !! Thank goodness !! I would soo Never be able to change it all out !! You are blessed sweet friend ...
This was soo fun for me, and glad to get caught up with your fun stuff !!
Hoping everything is okay with your hubby (:( Just caught the end of that part ... probably have missed something, but, that is what happens when one doesn't check out blogs FOREVER !! hahaha ..
Soo much to share with you but, will send a letter ... too much to say on here .... BUT, it's been a very SAD TOUGH year !! BUT, God is GOOD and ALWAYS faithful .... that I know for sure .... I will lift you all up in prayer ..... Again , sooo FUN to try and catch up with you here !! Keep making pretty, and, you ALWAYS make my heart happy xo
More soon my friend,
Hugs as always ~TeA~ xoxo

Shirley said...

Hi Rebecca, I am trying to catch up with friends tonight. I think of you quite often and continue to say prayers for your family along with the others. I know got God is there for us because with his help we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. He has been with us every step of the way the last few years. I love your stockings you made. Take care. Many hugs and Prayers coming from Your Missouri Friend.

Deanna said...

You make the prettiest things!!!
Autumn Blessings.
d

Mary Clewley said...

Rebecca,
These are so precious, just like everything you create! I love the stockings for the boys. I will add you to my prayers.
Hugs,
Mary

Theresa said...

SO many pretties! Love them all! Have a blessed day dear Rebecca, HUGS!

Amy Jo said...

Oh those are so lovely! I know they are going to love them.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Keith@Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

You are a very talented seamstress. Beautiful work!

Альбина Рассеина said...

Great job!

Lululiz said...

The stockings are fabulous, and photographed so beautifully. I always drool over your lovely posts.

La Petite Gallery said...

Fantastic gifts. Your work is beautiful. yvonne

Becky P. said...

Rebecca, I love these stockings with the linen/burlap look! So gorgeous with the lace against the darker color! The men's stockings are such a cute compliment to the girl's stockings! Great job, as always:) xoxo Becky P.

Becky P. said...

Rebecca, hope this doesn't double post! These stockings are gorgeous! I love the contrast of color with the linen/muslin and the beautiful lace! The boy's stockings compliment the girl's stockings perfectly!
Beautiful workmanship, as always:) xoxo

Becky P.

NanaDiana said...

Whew! THAT was a big order. I love how they turned out. I like that the mens are "pretty" but still masculine looking. Great job!!! xo Diana

White Lace and Promises said...

I actually like the boy's stockings better for my home. You are just good.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. Hope your Mr. AGP man is feeling better these days.

Elizabeth said...

The stockings are gorgeous! I had not thought of using that material for a stocking. But, it's beautiful and so in keeping with what's in style right now.

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