Monday, December 1, 2008

Stockings

Last year, I posted this about our stockings. Those who know me know that I am NOT crafty. I might be able to enjoy it if I was any good at it, but I'm just not. Case in point being Ewan's stocking, which I made his first Christmas, and as mentioned in the previous link, I think I was smoking crack when I made it:
Go ahead, laugh. You know you want to. I mean, wow, there's a lot going on there. A LOT. It was my second attempt EVER at making something by hand like that. (And let me clarify "by hand." I bought blank stocking and hot-glued stuff on. By the way, you should see the ones I made for Bryce and myself. I won't even embarrass myself by putting them up.) I've never really liked it; the stuff on there has nothing to do with his interests. He doesn't care for sports or dogs, and it's covered with both. My dislike grew even more last year when I made Fynn's and it turned out pretty cute (and a bit more minimalist.) Today I bought the stuff to make Corgan's, and again, totally cute. Seeing them all hung up together, I felt like burning the one I had made for Ewan. Instead, I took out the one I had made for Bryce on his mission, took a few things off and custom-made it for Ewan. I added a penguin on there because right now he wants to be a "penguin helper" in an aquarium someday.
Granted, I'm not a pro like Ashley, Sarah, or Shannon, but I think they turned out okay. They certainly look better in person. Their names aren't that crooked, it's just the way they are hanging. I may not be crafty, but I can glue in a straight line. (In case you are wondering, that's a cute little red mitten on Corgan's.) Next year, I'm TOTALLY redoing mine and Bryce's. Unless Ed McMahon shows up at my door with a big check, and I might make a trip to Hobby Lobby...

8 comments:

Sarah Smiles said...

OK, so looking at Fynn on your old blog....he has grown into such a little man. Ewan's not too shabby either ;).
And you are MUCH more creative than you give yourself credit for! Anyone visiting your home can see that. And really, the most important part is that those stockings are made by YOU, their Momma! And they look great!

Shannon said...

I love these stockings! I love that you made them by yourself (I would never even atempt to do that!) and they really do look great! You need to give yourself way more credit, you are so creative and I think they look fabulous! And it is fun to see how your style changes over the years from Ewan's first stocking to Corgans brand new one, so cute!

Kelli said...

The thing is, my style was NEVER what Ewan's is like. That's why it's such a mystery why I made it like that. My style has always been more like Corgan's.

J.E.M. said...

Very cute! I agree, you're much more creative than you realize or will admit! :) I don't do anything crafty unless I copy it, so kudos to you for creating and making each one.

Julie said...

The stockings are so cute! I love how they all go together. (And I think there is a huge difference between being creative and being crafty. I like to think of myself as creative, but I am most definately craft challenged.)

Ashley said...

I second Julie on all accounts. They are cute and they coordinate. I may be more creative than crafty, still trying to decide...

Jenny said...

ARRRRGGGGHHHH, you guys are KILLING ME!!! What a cute idea! I never even thought about making the stockign.....that means so much more! Now I wish I hadn't gone to Land's End!!!!!!

Mubeen said...

I actually love those stockings because you made it by hand, whether you think they are great or not. They are cute and more meaningful than any stocking you can buy at Hobby Lobby. Btw, I bought matching stockings from there for Madyson and Zayn two days ago for 50% off, so they were 5 bucks each! Way cute too! But not as thoughtful as yours! :o) You're a good mamma!