One of the projects I wanted to work on this year was a set of stockings for the family. We've been using a hodge-podge of stockings that we've picked up over the years. Yesterday I sat down with Maya's stocking instructions, some burlap sacks from the feed store, the bag of lace bits I found at the antique store, and some vintage buttons, and got to work.
Each family member designed their own, picking their lace and buttons.
I was chuckling at R's choice of all military buttons with one "lady shoe" thrown in.
S has great taste in buttons, the bear button is a collectible.
A went with a butterfly theme, and E inherited my poinsettia brooch.
I had a few satin coat linings on hand from the coats I've deconstructed to make into felt, so I used those to line the stockings. I don't machine-sew often and the satin was a bit fiddley for me, but all in all I think they turned out OK.
Today we'll decorate our tree and make some cookies. I still have a number of projects I want to complete on my list but I've vowed not to stress myself out if they don't get done. What good is "time off" if you're all stressed out, right? I hope you're all having a relaxing season too.