Monday, October 19, 2009

TWOC: Christmas Accent Craft

No. 1?! That's what she how many of these are we gonna have? I dunno.

Am I up for it? Um,
yeah. It's Christmas, people!

Twelve Weeks of Christmas

So, this crafity-craft, craft, craft is gonna be a throwback to last year's Christmas craft...and yes...I'm still working on these. Don't. get. me. started.

I am in the process of making stockings for our family of six. I currently have 2 and 7/8 completed and then another one that is about 1/3 done. I started these in July of
last year. No joke.

Here is one of them, completed except for the name (which I'm still debating about for font).

Here is my daughter's. She is the 7/8 one that is finished because I haven't put the fur on her's yet.
There are loads of sequins and itty-bitty little pieces of felt that I'm appliqueing on using the color-by-numbers kind of directions. Oh, mama-mia!

But it's a sugar-plum fairy...what's not to love?

I'm hoping to have my youngest son's done by Christmas this year....

...Mommy and Daddy's will have to wait until next year.
Or five years from



  1. those are totally fantastico! what do you mean paint by numbers? are these a pattern?

    totally worth the time but don't you hate feeling rushed by it! keep plugging away!

  2. Wow! No wonder it's taking so long! You took on a really intricate project, didn't you? I guarantee they will be worth all the time and effort when your kids are grown and have been enjoying these gorgeous, gorgeous stockings all their lives! Keep it up!
    Jayne at mysongwithin

  3. these are amazing!!!! seriously, how on earth did you get that sugar plum fairys face so perfect? you should write a tutorial!!!bravo!!!

  4. These are beautiful! Keep at it!

  5. Whoa...those are amazing. My stockings look so plain compared to that. great job!

  6. Oh my . . . they look amazing. I can only imagine the work!

  7. Very cute! All the detail... I have to admit I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around Christmas things right now though. :-)
    pk @ Room Remix

  8. Cute idea and something your children will treasure forever...I still have my stocking my mom made for me in 1960.

  9. What a labor of love those are!

  10. If those don't give you patience...I have a project that will! ; ) You're so rockin'...I can't believe you've stuck 'em out. What a precious gift/memory/keepsake to pass on!!!

  11. These are fabulous! Wow! My husband is 60 years old. This past year his 90 year old step-Mom sent him his childhood stocking and he was so touched. Every stitch you make in these is a forever memory for your children. Just awesome.

  12. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am so glad you found me! I made Christmas stockings like this for my family. The first one I made was when my daughter Amber was born. She would have been 30 in August. Sadly she passed away in July just weeks before her 30th b'day. I have always hung her stocking on the mantle and will continue to do so with all of ours. I cherish each stocking and will pass them on to my daughter one day. My youngest daughter is recently engaged and I bought a kit for her fiance's stocking. They are a lot of work but so beautiful! I pack them carefully away each year.

  13. My goodness! That is some hard work you have put in! They are absolutely stunning.

    I took this as a challenge to get some type of special personalized stocking for my kiddos this year...that is something I haven't done.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful craft!

  14. Oh, wow, those are really cute. (It would take me about 2 decades to make those!)

  15. These are gorgeous! You must have a lot of patience!


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