Crafty Mama

I am not really a crafty person. When I was a kid, I did counted cross-stitch, hook and eye rugs, paint by number, sun-catcher things that you'd bake in the oven, etc, but that was a long time ago, and I'd love to start and hate to finish every last project. Well, now that I have a daughter, Christmas time rolled around last year and I realized she didn't have a stocking. My mom made my stocking for me, and also one for my brother, and 31 yrs later I still have it and pull it out every year. What a great idea! I'll make Maggie a stocking. I had this revelation, however, on Dec 5 and wouldn't you know, it's not the best time of year to find do it yourself stocking kits at Michael's. I guess most people start sooner, go figure.

My mother in law found some kits on sale at a post-Christmas sale though, and mailed me one in February, and I got to work. It's the kind where you cut out pieces of felt according to a pattern and sew them together, then add sequins and such. When my mom was here, she did the lettering with a piece of red cord, so I can say that both grandmas helped with the project. :) So here it is, finished by the end of July, with months to spare! All that's left is to sew the back on. Of course, my mom says now I have to do this for all future children as well, so perhaps that will be the rate limiting step in our family planning.


Anonymous said...

That is sooooooooo adorable, you did such a wonderful job!!!! I love it, lucky Maggie!! Love you, Mom

Linda said...

Wow! That's beautiful! I'm very impressed by the combined effort of the women in the family! That's what it's all about! The stocking will be filled with love for many years to come!
Love, Linda

Anonymous said...

Good job Rachel! I made some to match Brian's from his childhood for my family and we love them! I would venture to say Michael's has a wide variety available, and if you get one every February on clearance.......the sky's the limit for family size! Cathye

Kimberly said...

I think this is hysterical, because I have committed to this one craft per kid.... It took me until last year to finish Lily's (well, 2 years for the stitching, and another to find and add beads), although Noelle's was finished at the same time. I bought 8 identical stockings at Michael's before Lily's first Christmas, plus an additional matching 3 for us parents and the dog. :) Perhaps a little symmetrically OCD here, but oh well! We have room to grow! Hope you're feeling well with #2!