Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Crafty McCraftersons

So the last few days I have been frantically sewing in order to finish these stockings on time to get them shipped to Michigan. I'm really not sure why I do this to myself, other than that I love hand-crafted things.

I made stockings for my husband's nieces and nephews. It took me about a month to finish Cecelia's (so. many. sequins!) and then last weekend I realized it was 2 weeks until Christmas and I had 3 more to do. So I started sewing fast. I did some of the larger chunks on the machine, but the smaller pieces (i.e. most of the stockings) had to be done by hand and by an act of God, I got them done and shipped off today.

My paternal grandmother made me an incredibly intricate stocking made out of felt and gobs of sequins (see picture below), back when she was alive. I've had the stocking ever since and it's one of those few prized posessions that I have.

My stocking looked awfully lonely on the mantel, so I made one for Chris after we got married.

Then Bryan moved out here and he needed one too. I swear, I almost went blind making his--it's a lot of sequins.

Naturally I had to make some for the nieces and nephews. So without further ado, here they are:



Closeup of the little itty-bitty teeny-tiny mouse in the corner:


I'm really pleased with all of them, but I really love Elise's. There are a lot of details that don't show up in the photos: the tutu on the ballerina is actual tulle trim; all of the little presents have bows on them; the ballerina has little pink lips; and nutcracker on Evan's has some cool trim on the uniform.

5 comments:

scott said...

Wow!
Those are great. The pictures may not do them justice, but it's clear you've invested a ton of time and effort. The kids will love them.

eretria said...

You finished it! Oh my god, those are so gorgeous, and, yes, I agree, for the amount of work and time and love that goes into making them, you'd have to sell them for about 200 $ per piece. But, oh, to have such a beauty in the house ...

Sleepwalker said...

Oh, those are too cute! You do it to yourself because you know the true value of something hand-made. You go girl!

scott said...

They arrived a couple of days ago. You have some serious talent there.

Shey said...

These are so adorable!!!!

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