I made special Christmas stockings for Pearl, Andrew, and myself when she was a baby in 2008, and I just finished Everett’s stocking up, along with one for my mom who is visiting us, at 2:30 Christmas Eve afternoon – success! I ended up making a little tree design in fall colors for my November baby. I really love the vintage ribbon I found for the top, too – I think this one is my favorite of the whole set.
Here are all five together. Each one has a little wink to our birthday seasons – Andrew’s (Mt. Hood in summer), Pearl’s (spring flowers and buttons), my mom’s (hearts), Everett’s (fall tree), and mine (winter crafty things). I really love them together! I’m very happy to wind 2010 down on a crafty high note after some long stretches with no time to make things for fun, or write blog posts, or anything like that.
And here are all five stockings hanging on the mantel late on Christmas Eve, about nine hours after I finished the last two, and just after Santa stopped by for milk and cookies. He brought Pearl an awesome dollhouse, which took over the whole coffee table, along with a 2.5-year-old-friendly sewing kit (hint: plastic canvas is involved) which she likes a lot too. More on that later…
Speaking of sewing, Pearl’s dollhouse has a teeny little craft room! I love the mini sewing machine and iron so much.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas (or weekend of dim sum and movies). Happy new year! See you next week!