Until Next Year…

stockings.  That’s what I told those inanimate objects after a fight with the sewing machine this afternoon plus some pom pom trim and a little leopard velour.  This, ladies and gentlemen, is as far as I’ve gotten with our stockings: photo (3)

I know I mentioned before Christmas that I was going to get these done but no dice.  The girls’ play kitchen made sure I didn’t start on our stockings until after Christmas.  So, look for a whole tutorial on how I put these things together next November-ish.

I worked long and I worked hard on these things after I fell in love with these stockings from Ballard Designs: T_WithoutZoom
[image via Ballard Designs]

And let me tell you, I now know and understand why they charge (what I used to think was a crazy) $39.99 per stocking.  Making them from scratch is t to the e to the dious folks!  I learned a lot of new things about sewing and embroidering though in the midst of it all so don’t worry, I’ll make sure it’s a little easier for you all!

They’ll be back later this year.  Merry Christ…Happy New Year!


  1. They're adorable! I hand knit stockings for my husband & me before kids and the kids have....stockings from Target. Some day I'll get theirs knit. Hopefully before they leavefor college!

    1. Thanks Kathleen! Hand knit! Amazing! I bought a knitting kit when I was in college in hopes to start learning and found it a couple of years ago still in it's (unopened) package! That is a skill I marvel at! Good for you! :)