It’s Christmas in September!


Hi all! Kirstin here! The rest of the fam is out in the barn, power washing everything to prep for the big charity show tomorrow. They’ve been cleaning, cooking chili, baking cookies, knitting, and organizing their hearts out. ACES (artists celebrating the equine spirit) is going to be great fun, in addition to benefiting the Colorado Humane Society and Cimarron Sky Dog Wild Horse Rescue.

FeltedChristmasStockings

I, in the meantime, have spent around 60 hours on these two Christmas stockings. I don’t regret that, per se, but it does feel like quite an investment when there are so many other things to do.

You’ve seen the Christmas tree before, but the ribbons and ornaments really finish it off. It’s cute, fun and three dimensional. It’s nice, but the poinsettia stocking is awesome. Each of the 41 leaves was individually hand felted from a custom blend of fiber I created from recycled yarn and gold glitz.

PoinsettiaFeltChristmasStocking

Both are lined with cream colored satin, and attached very firmly to a ribbon that runs down into the stocking about three inches for extra strength. I’ve made cute stockings before, but these…these are classy (pats self on back).

ChristmasStockingLining

Anyway, hope to see those of you who can make it tomorrow! It’s never too early to do your Christmas shopping.

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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4 Responses to It’s Christmas in September!

  1. Jacque says:

    Kirsten, These stockings are seriously amazing! I will miss seeing you all on Saturday as I will be out of town but I send my best wishes for a very successful day.

  2. Deb in PA says:

    These are stunning!

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