12.01.2009

dec. daily {no.1} : diy stockings

Welcome blessed December. It was a light speed year, but nevertheless, I am glad to see you've rolled around again. Christmastime is here. It's officially the hap-happiest season of all. Time to trim our trees and prepare our hearts for Christ's coming. Our halls are decked and our Advent calendar is chock full of ideas to make the season bright. Am feeling a little extra merry this year at the thought of sharing the wonderment with Graham, forging new family traditions as a threesome, and (hip-hip) the prospect of enjoying a white Christmas once again as a Minnesotan. Speaking of traditions--last year, I loved every minute of sharing my December Dailies. And so, I am delighted to bring you a whole 'nother round. First up, the big reveal of my DIY stockings. I had high hopes of knitting up something truly heirloom-worthy, but my needles (and knitting aptitude) froze and fell short after the first row. Yarn aside, these are my wool felt renditions. I must say, it's the thought that counts. My lovely SIL Jenny came to spend a weekend with us in November, and we cranked out our handmade stockings like nobody's business. I am so grateful to her for inspiring + motivating me to get these made. Now all I have to do is sit back and scheme about how I will stuff them.

8 comments:

Leslie said...

these are beyond cute.. look straight out of MS magazine.

Cassie said...

They are gorgeous! I especially love Jeffs though! Does it take years of practise to get your sewn writing that brilliant. Letters get me really stressed! Yours is beautiful xx

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

I LOVE them! We (okay, I) have been struggling with what-to-do about stockings for Elijah - I want something really cute, but I don't want to knit anything either. We haven't done anything yet, since we don't have anywhere special to put them right now, he won't miss them, AND we'll be gone for xmas. Yours are so cute!

Amanda said...

I'll echo what Leslie said-such beautiful work Jess!

Becca said...

Love how these turned out! I wish we could be christmas crafting together :(

Miss G said...

As we're about to start adding kiddos to the family I have been contemplating stockings. I really like the look of yours. I need to learn how to sew! Kelly

Cottage Mommy said...

Really. Really. Cute. Really. Did I say that already?

Laura said...

Those are adorable! How did you make them? I want three!