Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Handmade stockings...four down, two to go

From Thanksgiving to Christmas of 2001 I worked tirelessly to make custom stockings for everyone in our family (at the time). And this was before we made the lovely investment of my sewing machine. I look back and wonder how in the world I managed to 1) not go blind 2) finish in time and 3) not go blind, lol. They've held up eight Christmases now and I love to think about all the hard work that went into creating them. The trouble is, each year I am reminded of how I have two more that I need to make. And I have all the supplies to make them too. I guess it's the thought of all that attention to detail that has me running scared. Paige is on her fourth Christmas and this will be Drew's second. They *do* have stockings, but they are store bought and pale in comparison to my masterpieces {sarcasm}.

Enjoy!

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4 comments:

Rebecca said...

That is a spectacular looking mantle.

I'm struggling to find something to do with mine post-Christmas

Holly said...

Did you have a pattern or free hand these? I need to send you pics of mine. What a beating, but I love them!

Martina said...

I had a handmade stocking made for me as a kid and I traced the size of the stocking onto some poster board and made my own template. I used similar materials as my childhood one, but the designs themselves were from a teaching book that I copied, cut and pinned to the stocking. That's why they all have similar features on them. I'm telling you, I beg borrow cheat and steal when it comes to this stuff. I'm not nearly as creative as some may think, lol.

Samantha said...

Martina, those are amazing!