Tuesday, December 6, 2011
As you now know, I make lists before I buy anything. A Christmas stocking for Siena tops my latest list. By some mind trick, instead of that retail therapy high I used to get from buying things, I now get a rush from finding ways to NOT buy things. Joe jokingly said I should just use some of her old baby clothes piled up in the garage to make a stocking. An excellent idea, hubs!
I took a brown receiving blanket, an Aiden and Anais swaddle blanket, and an outgrown terrycloth pajama, hacked them up, and then created this little Mary Jane stocking.
2) I suck at machine sewing! My goodness, I cannot sew a straight line for the life of me. It feels like walking an untrained dog and getting pulled every which way. At one point, I just switched to hand-stitching because it was faster and less frustrating. Wish grown-up Kristin could tell high school Kristin to forgo cheerleading and take sewing instead. Now, does anyone know of any good online sewing classes?
3) I cried as I made this stocking. I remember just months ago wrapping her up like a little burrito with the blankets. I could have fit tiny newborn Sisi in that stocking completely, but next Christmas she'll be able to wear it like a knee sock.
In conclusion, I'm not big on the color combo, it doesn't match our traditional Christmas decor at all, and the stitching is completely amateur, but I love this little stocking because it's made of memories. And here's where I offer you some wine with my cheese. :)