Since this was Gamer Man’s and my first Christmas in a house, I decided I needed to¬†commemorate¬†it with something special. Enter hand-made stockings!
I found these on Etsy and decided re-create them for us!
Let me preface this with the fact that I’m NOT a sewer. I’ve replaced buttons and sequins, but that’s the extent of my sewing capabilities. After some creative episodes (read: tantrums) and enough trips to make my face familiar with the local JoAnne Crafts store, I finished our stockings…
And what a success!!!
Gamer Man requested a Christmas tree…
while I went for color bursts!
The stitches aren’t perfect, the stockings aren’t quite the same shape, and they weren’t strong enough to actually hang with goodies in them… But I L-O-V-E them and it makes it all the more meaningful to me :) I can’t wait to hone my sewing skills so somewhere down the line I can look back and see my progress! Ah… simple pleasures.

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