Sew Many Projects...

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For those of you who have been following along since a year ago, you'll know that I used to have a "family blog"... well, I still have it, I just rarely post there anymore. Last year around this time, Turner and I were discussing the Christmas traditions of our individual families... specifically, stockings. If you've heard the story, bear with me as I recap for those not in-the-know...

My Childhood Stocking
My family has always had cute little felt stockings, hand made by my mom. I've loved them my whole life. Each of us is a different character. My mom & dad are Santa and Mrs. Claus, I'm a ballerina, my sisters are a doll-girl and an angel, and my brothers are a snowman and an elf. When I married Turner, my mom made him one of a toy soldier (which is perfect cuz I'm the ballerina!) and when Monkey was born, she made him a monkey stocking. I love them. Seriously.

look-alike of Turner's
Turner's family, on the other hand, does store-bought stockings. They each get their own individual one, sometimes with a character on it, depending on how you want it. Turner's is Leonardo I think... you know, the Ninja Turtle. When I married in, his mom got me a beautiful blue and silver stocking with stars all over it (I love stars). For now, Monkey has a standard red with white fluff stocking, but we'll probably get him a special one sometime...

Well, as you might imagine, we are both quite attached to our childhood traditions. Turner called mine "hokey", and I called his "selling out." Either way, we both felt that the other's was a poor excuse for a stocking.

So which do we do?


We both knew neither of us would be happy with the other's idea, so we needed to come up with something completely new and different. I told him I really wanted something homemade. He said he wanted something he could personalize. We decided on...

Da da da DA! DENIM stockings!

Made from old jeans we don't wear anymore, I threw these together last night and I am SO proud of them!

Last year I attempted it, and failed miserably.
This year, I did it! And they actually look kind of cool!

In this pic is mine (the lighter one, made from the only pair of jeans I took on my mission) and Monkey's. The jeans Turner really wants me to use for his have a hole that I need to patch first (with his Converse patch no less) before I sew it together.

These aren't the final product, we'll probably get some white fluff to put on like a belt, and throw some pins and patches on there... maybe figure out a way to put our names somewhere on them too. I am just really excited that they turned out alright!

While I was at it, I also threw together a little Christmas gift for Monkey:

A super-J cape!

I'm not sure he'll know exactly what to do with it yet, but he'll figure it out eventually and by then it'll already be made :-)

Now I just need to finish Turner's stocking. Then I have to hem up the sleeves on one of his shirts, sew his scout patches back onto his scout shirt, and sew a button back onto a pair of his shorts, and my sewing adventures will be done for a while.

I am NOT a seamstress.

This is mostly just creative juices getting lucky... VERY lucky.

Stockings and Supercapes,

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What kind of stockings does your family have?
Did you have to change like us when you got married?

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