Sunday, December 27, 2009
Handmade Christmas Stockings (?) - Revised & Updated
Craft inspired me to photograph our Christmas stockings. Their staff was writing about their handmade stockings. I have had mine for my entire life, that I can remember, and always thought it was handmade, since my mom used to sew. Upon closer inspection it was made in the Philippines by the House of Hattan in 1976, so I got it when I was 3. Which makes sense, as my younger brothers, who are twins, also have a version of this. So, my stocking is vintage (as I guess I am, too) but not handmade. No matter, a flood of happy memories come back when I see it. And the cross stitched Santa has become Andre's stocking from someone in my family. It IS hand stitched but it comes from China (insert gasp here). 0 for 2 on the stockings I thought were handmade. Our girls have stockings that grandma bought them. It is my goal to make them each one for next year... maybe felt, maybe patchwork, so many options!