11 December 2008

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like

Cold season.

I'm down for the count, and seriously need to recover so I can meet the new baby in my life, so I'm reaching back to Christmas past for today's post. Comment Love returns Friday. Saturday if I run out of DayQuil.

When Monkey was 8 months old, I decided we needed to have "family" stockings.

I had previously only ever used my sewing machine for straight lines and hems.

Mostly hems.

Hubby and I both being Scotch-Irish, I set out to find a nice plaid, giving no thought whatsoever to the fact that I couldn't read patterns and had never used one.


One cardboard template, a couple of yards each of plaid fabric, black cotton jersey for the lining, and white polar fleece for the cuffs, and an unholy number of straight pins later:

In my defense, the fireplace grate is curved.

They do really match up better than they appear in this photo.

It's a good thing Monkey was only 8 months old at the time... Have I mentioned that I work blue when crafts go awry? Like during the blue frosting issue?I will not be showing you all the lining.

Suffice it to say, Monkey will always be able to tell that his mom made his stocking.

By hand.

With no pattern.

And VERY little experience.


  1. Those look great!! I can't sew at all and could never have managed stockings that nice. I think you did a wonderful job. :)

  2. Thank you for stopping by yesterday and for leaving a comment while you were there :o)

  3. Oh come on, they look great! Us irish woman gots to stick together! At least you got out the sewing machine, my latest project had the best intentions but didn't turn out quite as I had imagined!

  4. I am sorry to hear that you are so sick. I was laid flat last week. No fun:-(

    BTW, I bought a couple bracelets from you today:-)

  5. I think they look great. And they look big. So "real" gifts will actually fit in them. We have these impossibly narrow stockings. That nothing really fits into except crap that you wouldn't want anyway...

    And I am sorry you are not feeling well. My kids had a really really mild cold...and then my mom has been down for the count for over a week.


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