Wow, what did I get myself into?! These are really, really cute, BUT they are really, really a LOT of work! Every time I end up making one of these darling stockings, I ask myself if I’m crazy, or what? But then when I’m finished, I get a lot of satisfaction knowing that I made something real special for the kids I love so much.
The first one I made was twenty years ago. In fact, this year when I looked for a kit to make for my new baby granddaughter, I couldn’t find them in the craft stores anymore. Luckily, there were a lot of them on eBay. I’m thinking maybe I better stock up now for future grandchildren.
The first three of these I made were for my children. Then I made one six years ago for my grandson. So, of course, I have to do one for his baby sister, right?
Here’s the deal: these are made of felt, and there are about a hundred pieces to cut, embroider, sequin, stuff, and appliqué. This is not an exaggeration! Really, its fun, just a little intimidating when there are time constraints. I should have allowed twice the amount of time for the one I’m trying to finish by Christmas Eve. (three weeks!)
I guess I know what I’ll be doing every spare moment until then!