Thursday, January 26, 2012

It's a Labor of Love

Due to tradition and desire, I made these six stockings. They are the same style as Travis's mom made for all of her kids, and many if not all of the daughter and daughter-in-laws have carried it on. They are gorgeous, really they are. And they aren't hard really - numbered felt, sequins, beads and some basic stitching/sewing technique. But these things do take a ton of time. And since I never work on them until after Halloween, I finally finished them all just before Christmas this past year. Just two years after I bought them. Don't you love them? I do.  And the finished product our fireplace mantel.  Each of the kids picked their design and even that is telling as to my children's personalities. 





7 comments:

Jenny said...

They look great! I love how they chose their own design too.

Christie said...

Is there anything you can't do, Mary? Those are beautiful!!!

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Alisa said...

Love Travis'! That really does scream Travis! My Mom also made these same type stocking for each of us and kept the tradition of making one for each of our spouses and children. They feel so homey.

Laura Lynn said...

Super cute, Mary!

lacey said...

So impressed!!! Love them all. That's a lot of work..,,
Slacking.

lacey said...

I'm slacking. *