I finally finished those retro space age stockings that I've been working on for months. Progress on them took a detour in September, but I was able to finish them early this month.
My stupid fireplace doesn't have very well placed hooks, so this is what they look like hanging from it.
Here they are individually...the Robot:
It's my favorite:
And the rocket:
The pattern said to fuse everything together and then stitch around the applique. I stitched each piece individually. As it turns out, I would've melted the felt had I fused everything, because I did not use 100% wool. (I learned this when I tried to fuse the letters to save time. Yup, nearly ruined everything with trying to cut corners!) Also contrary to the pattern instructions, I bedazzled the stockings and added little red bells at the toes.
The fourth pattern is a ray gun, so if the recipients have another kiddo, I can make that, but I'm not sure how they would feel about a gun stocking. What would be the alternative? A retro alien?
Also, I have minor concerns about the placement of the hanging tabs. I feel like I should've put them right on the side seam or closer to it. Oh well...too late now. They have been delivered and are now hanging in their new home. Yay!