Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christmas Stockings

It's true confessions time here at Sweet Bean's. I am not crafty. Not at all. Sandy, my business partner, is the creative and talented one. I'm glad I got that off my chest.

However, I have always wanted to create with my hands, and I've really been inspired by all of the talent that I've seen on Etsy. Since I grew up in a house that had handmade Christmas stockings (made by my creative and talented mother) , I decided that I would make some of my own. My mom kindly guided me through the process. Here are the results (OK, I'm nervous to show these, so please think encouraging thoughts):

Pretty cute, huh? I'm especially proud of Hal's little snowman. I modeled Tony's design after something I saw at rikrak (they have REALLY cute stockings!). The hardest part was the machine sewing...those suckers are complicated! My shoulders were very tense by the time I was done.

What surprised me the most about the entire experience was how therapeutic doing handwork was. It was very energizing to design and cut and stitch (unlike staring at a computer screen), and really helped to defuzz the brain, so to speak. I can't wait to get to work again!

Thanks, Mom!


Gledwood said...

I'm not crafty either but that's better than I could do!

Make it a good 'un this year!

... all the best to you


"Vol 2"...


Tony said...

They are really cute. Good job, Honey!

LaurensMom said...

Thanks for asking me! xx, Mom

Mrs.Kwitty said...

They are adorable--one would never know they were a first for you! I have to agree with you about the handwork--I really love it, it's so relaxing and you get such satisfaction from it.
Smiles, Karen