I always get stressed before Christmas because I make so many of my gifts. It is usually Janae that I make the most for because she really appreciates the things I make. This year she talked about buying handmade stockings for all her animals and I talked her out of it. It would be so expensive and that is something I could do. Oh, what a job it was!
Now that they are done I am so happy I did it. Janae loves them and that makes it all worth it.
The dogs are all named after a "thing"--so the dogs got their "thing" on their stocking.
Lace for lacie, Bells for Bella, Lillies for Lilly and a matchbox Bentley car for Bentley.
For the cats and Bunny Fufu they got pink for the girls and blue/green for the boys.
The pictures I printed on a iron on paper that I got from Walmart.
I made larger stockings for Janae and her long time boyfriend Sidney. The larger stockings were actually easier for me to make than the smaller ones thanks to my arthritis.
I made the stocking just the perfect size as they fit across Janae and Sidney's mantle. No more room or anymore fur kids though! Someday I am hoping to make some human Grandbaby stockings though :)
I also made a pillow of the furbabies with the Rachel Ashwell Simply Chic sheet fabric that looks so perfect on their bed.
I figured she needed a replacement for the Santa pillow.
Now for some heat therapy for my hands and some rest for my sewing machine and I.
There is surprising news around the Brown household as Chantel has recently become very interested in Guinea pigs...2 girls, Penelope and Paisley. They are really cute and fun.
The surprising part is that turns out after having them for a couple weeks we realized we got more than we were planning for. The longhaired girl (Paisley) is with piglet...or probably several piglets. (Baby Guinea pigs are actually called pups but piglet sounds cuter!) You can feel the little ones moving around in her belly so we assume she is close. So now we are on guinea pig birth alert. Wyatt is pretty excited because he wanted a guinea pig too. I guess it was meant to be.
If you have never been around Guinea pigs before they are surprisingly adorable. They purr and coo. It is so cute! They say the babies are running around about an hour after birth and have a third of their full size by 1 week old.
Now I am working on taking down Christmas and dreaming about spring....
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