Ooooh, this is such a fun one. I'm currently in the process of finishing up a little project that I have been very excited about. Growing up, the Christmas stockings in the Lay home were always handmade. Because I am super sentimental and I am used to having stockings that are extra special because my mom made them, I have been unable to bring myself to buy stockings since Josh and I have been married. Every year around November I realize that we still don't have Christmas stockings and I want to make them, but by that point I don't have enough time or inspiration to do so.
This year I was absolutely determined to get them made because I really want Liam to have one for his first Christmas. So, back in September (after spending way to much time trying to create a vision in my mind's eye of the look I was going for) I finally went to Hobby Lobby & the local quilting store to get my materials & get to work. They aren't quite finished yet: I still need to figure out how I want to stitch our names into them, sew a few more details onto Liam's, and then stitch the backs onto them. I should have them finished by Christmas - but if not they'll at least be far enough along that I can hang them on the mantle.
Here they are so far: ta-daaa!
Papa Bear stocking
Mama Bear stocking
Baby Bear stocking
I used faux sheepskin for the body of the stockings, felted wool to make the ornaments, and various ribbons, rickrack, and vintage buttons for the finishing touches. So fun!