As you may know, Jon is "over there" and has been for a while now. He will spend Christmas there. So I had to make him something extra special to remind him that we think of him constantly and will miss him like crazy. And I had to send it now to make sure he got it in time and of course he gets it in 5 days! Had I sent it in mid December he'd have gotten it in January. Anyway, this is only the 2nd Christmas in 19 years that we've been apart (the 1st was when he was in Korea). So of course I had to go with something Star Wars themed! He just got it today (but can't open the stuffers inside till Christmas morning) so I can show it off.
It's made based off of the pattern used to make the Chewie doll here. I used a regular full-sized stocking pattern, added the eyes, nose and teeth from the doll pattern (enlarged) and then made a ammunition belt based on pictures of Chewie from the Internet. The whole thing is wool felt and unlined.
Here's Jon from just a couple of days ago. It's already snowing there!
The song below makes me think of Jon there and us here.
I know it's not December yet but ...
"This is my winter song.
December never felt so wrong,
cause you're not where you belong;
inside my arms."
from Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson