Monday, November 14, 2011

Made special for my baby's daddy

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.
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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."
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"Winter Song"
 from Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

11 comments:

Mary A. said...

This is soooooo cute! I bet he loved it. You make the best freaking stockings! No Joke!

Kelly's Korner said...

Oh Jennifer, that's so sweet!!!! Especially the song. Sniff! The stocking is CUUUUUTE! I didn't know they got snow "over there"....

Corinnea said...

Well, ya made me cry. I'm sorry you have to be apart.

The stocking is really awesome.

venus said...

What an awesome stocking!!! I am so-so sad you two have to be apart for the holidays. Dagnabit... that song made me cry!

Jessica said...

I agree you make the coolest stockings! I love Ingrid Michaelson! This song makes me want to cry though. Sorry you guys don't get to see each other this holiday.

Adrienne said...

I'm trying really hard not to cry! I'm so sorry you are apart, it gets so much harder over the holidays. His stocking is adorable, though. So sweet.

small + friendly said...

What a great stocking! I just stumbled upon your blog and it's great! You are crazy talented!

Vicky said...

Love the stocking! x

jules said...

I'm sobbing listening to that song! It's perfect. I love you!

Keeley Barr said...

I saw that on pinterest and thought of you! I had no idea you were making it :-)

Katelyn R. said...

That is so awesome! Perfect for him. Sorry you all aren't able to be together this Christmas.

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