I sincerely hope that everyone had a wonderful wonderful holiday. It all got so busy around here, and to be honest, I really just was so happy to focus on the kids and family and happy goings on that I just checked out for a bit. So over the next few days I am going to re-cap what went on the last month or so as we slide our way to the new year.
Above are the advent stockings I made. It started out that I was going to make 24 of them. The more I thought about it though, I wanted them to hold fun little activities and thoughtful little things and I didn't want it to get overwhelming so I pared it down to 12 for the 12 days right before Chirstmas, to end on Christmas Eve. I ended up including a few treasure hunts which were an enormous hit. I was so giddy with all that time with the kids, I think I regressed a bit. I wanted the clues to rhyme so I ended up with things like "Go to where you poo for clue number two". I can't tell you what made me more popular- fun treasure hunts or the use of potty talk. Here are a few of my favorite stockings: This one is made from a felted thrifted sweater. I especially like it because one of the first times I went to my Mother in law's house after she passed away I was helping my F.I.L. with a sewing project and so I had to dig out her sewing supplies. She was not a huge sewer but I found a great box with everything I needed. I found this little brown button in there and I took it home to use somehow. Now we will have it out every year. I also took a little thimble from the box and it is now on my shelf above my sewing machine. It is porcelain with little pink roses on it. I like this one because I used these two fabrics for things for L this year. I made a bag and a pen roll and a thing or two more from these so they now have sentimental value. They will be a good reminder later on of how one day he loved all the things I made for him! Maybe when he is a teen he won't so much but for now he eats it up. I am already milling about ideas for Valentines Day. What to make?!
I love this because the "5" is made up of vintage sequins with the nicest patina. I bought them from a little sweet lady in the neighborhood at one of her sales. If you could just see her garage- full to the ceiling of craft supplies!
This is made from two seperate Japanese fabrics. I love the colors. I love the Four spelled out too because it is soprt of subtle and sweet. That button is a little vintage glass button I got off of ebay. Is it not the cutest? I have three more so who knows what they will end up on.
So that is what I made for the holidays and it fits well for this month's whiplash so there you go!
We got a new camera over the holiday and it takes some sort of new reader card that the hubby bought today so as soon as we get that figured out, I will be back with more photos !