Christmas Chez Here

December 26, 2009

I’m longing for a nap right about now.  It almost goes without saying, but hosting Christmas in NYC when you have a six month old baby = exhausting.  However, traveling with said child would have been murder, so, I think we came out ahead.

Due to a lost baggage nightmare, the stockings my mother had made for our Christmas went to Washington-Buffalo-Philadelphia-Tampa before finally landing in Laguadia, at midnight on Christmas.  This necessitated some quick sewing on my part; using some Josef Frank fabric ($5 at a Brunschwig and Fils sample sale) I had squirreled away in my fabric stash. I used this great (free! printable!) pattern from The Purl Bee. I really like how festive and modern they look.  Hope everyone is staying warm and dry.

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stephanie December 26, 2009 at 11:51 pm

Those stockings look great, Abbey! What a perfect way to use that fabric.

Hoping you *did* get a nap!

mamacita December 27, 2009 at 12:26 am

I can’t even stand how cute those are!

Christina December 27, 2009 at 3:10 pm

The stockings are wonderful and the start of your own Christmas traditions- making stockings at midnight on Christmas eve and wrapping presents in tissue paper when you are exhausted.

What is so special about these stockings is that they are completely you. Only you would understand the pure joy and delight that something so unique would bring to a tired tradition of red and green. These stocking are what we all need to revitalize our Christmas. Thank you.

erika December 27, 2009 at 3:14 pm

LOVE the stockings!! Belated Merry Christmas!!!

rowena December 27, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Really? Your emergency stockings are matching Brunschwig and Fils? If I had been in your situation it would have been Papa’s insulated socks. The grey ones with the reinforced toes. All the better for holding loot.

Yours look awesome. Add a little trim on the top and nobody would know they were emergency at all.

katy elliott December 27, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Love the stockings. So adorable.

The Lil Bee December 28, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Abbey, how do you manage to do stuff like this and make it look so damn cute?! My emergency stockings would’ve been just like my non-emergency stockings, bought at Target and hung on a nail over my doorway! Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas. I can’t believe Alex is crawling at 6 months…that is soon, isn’t it?! xx

ana patricia December 29, 2009 at 2:30 am

What adorable stockings!

leni December 29, 2009 at 2:25 pm

such cute stockings and decorations.

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Jody December 29, 2009 at 5:08 pm

I love those stockings! And made with love!

Jane Flanagan December 30, 2009 at 10:54 am

These stockings are the most amazing thing ever! I want Christmas over so I can steal this idea!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses December 30, 2009 at 4:19 pm

What an inviting, festive, and warm Christmas scene your living room is! I love it! The stockings and presents are gorgeous.

Sew Create It - Jane January 4, 2010 at 4:26 am

Quick thinking…and what great results! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and that your Mom got her bag back ok.

Mayya January 9, 2010 at 1:54 am

These are awesome!

dianereeves January 10, 2010 at 2:12 am

Love the stockings! They match but they are not too matchy matchy since the pattern is so big. I will have to keep that in mind for my family’s stockings.

ABF January 13, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Do you know the name of this pattern of fabric? I love it and would like to buy some but can’t located the same by searching under Josef Frank… Thanks very much! (mail dot mien at hotmail dot com)

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