Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stockings and Sweets

I made a bunch of stuff for Christmas this year. And then I sent it all to my sister without taking a single photo. Typical. So until I can get her to snap some pics or until I get out there to visit, you won't get to see any of those projects. I did take some photos of the stockings I made for us. I have been wanting to make denim stockings for a while now. I crocheted some that we used for the past couple years, but they were kinda small and I have always liked the denim ones. And since I needed another one for our newest family member, Clara, I decided now would be as good a time as any to finally make the denim ones. So I broke into my stash of old jeans and started cutting away. I made my own pattern. I tried to make each one just a little different using the seams on the jeans. Then I hand stitched the names on the back pocket and put those on for that extra little stocking stuffer. I used a belt loop for the hanger loop. They also each have a different Christmas fabric for the lining. I am really happy with the outcome.

The detail of the stitching for the names.

The green didn't stand out as much as I would have liked, but it still looks good.

I thought Iris would like the pink more than red or green. Fits her personality more, being a princess and all.

For Evan I made some Homemade Snickers bars. Those are his favorite candy bar and I thought he might like to have some made by me. They are soooo good. And they stay really soft in the fridge. I used this recipe and I suggest everyone give it a try. It's a little time consuming because each layer has to chill and set up in the fridge, but Iris and I made cookies in the time in between. So I didn't really notice. Oh so yummy!