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Felt Christmas Stockings

I had checked out a book from the library about traditional Swedish Christmas crafts. There were some great felt stockings in there that inspired my creations. While I'm not so sure that they would fit into the traditional category I think they are cute anyway.

Okay, so pale blue is hardly considered a Christmas color I had large quanities of it left over from my Sunday school teaching days. I made one for each niece and each nephew. I think I will also make one for each of my kids as they were quite impressed with these. The ones in the book were more ornate, but I didn't think kids would fully appreciate the intricacy of those crafts anyway.

I looked at some various stockings and free handed two different patterns so they wouldn't all look exactly the same.

After securing the pattern to two layers of felt with straight pins I cut the stockings out.

Rummaging through my craft supplies left me with many treasures to use as decorations. Beautiful buttons, felt cut outs from previous projects, beads, and sequins jumped out of their boxes and begged me to use them for loving Christmas gifts.

My sister has complained in the past about my "home-made junk" that I have given them in the past, but would these count? Who wouldn't want coordinated stockings for their kids? Am I asking for trouble in giving these as gifts? I didn't tell her that we are exchanging gifts this year as I don't expect her to give us gifts in return for these, would I be insulting if I just sent these without saying anything? Opinions please!

Now comes the question of which one should I give to who? I have a 16 year old nephew and 13 year old niece (who are really too old for stockings but I wouldn't want to leave them out), 9 and 7 year old nephews, and of course the baby niece. Do you think the ones with the sequins for the girls or....?

I have also made more felt ornaments to put into these stockings (and plenty of candy) before I mail them, but I'll save those pictures for another day.

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