I had great hopes and plans for lots of handmade gifts this year. Those plans fell a little short. But, I have a good excuse which I'm sure I'll talk more about later.
I did accomplish a few of the things on my list. These little guys were a long time coming. I started them in November, 2010. But, finally, they are DONE. And I'm pretty proud of them. Now, I just have to make a few more--5 to be exact. One for me, one for Ben, a smaller one for Buddy, a smaller one for doggie number 2, and... Wow--things are getting crowded around here pretty quick!
Anyway, the stockings are hung!
For the last few weeks they've been sitting on top of the mantle. Grace was concerned because she wanted to make sure they were actually hanging to maximize their capacity. Her theory was that they can hold more if they are hanging. I bet she's right. Stockings are one of my most favorite parts of Christmas. We always end up forgetting them until the very end and my mom makes sure there's a nice little surprise in there.
I got the tutorial for making them from Noodlehead, which is one of my favorite places to go for well done sewing tutorials. I really appreciate all the awesome ladies who put their work out there for everyone to use. Thank you.