Handmade Christmas Cheer: {Stockings}

 

"The stocking were hung by the the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nick would soon be there."

Happy St. Nick's Day!  Have always loved hanging up our stockings.  It has been one of those things that changes as our family grows.  I made my first stocking the year we got married, and have made one for each child for their first Christmas.  They are so easy and fun to make and could be embellished any way you want to.  
 
 
I got the pattern at Joann's forever ago.  Its definitely on of those  patterns I have used over and over.  I have made the tree skirt out of this pattern...not one of my best projects but it does the job.
 
This year I had only one to make for my niece Amelia. Besides the hand stitched name, it took only half-an-hour to make. (I like projects like that!)
 

The stockings I made for my sister's family.

 
In the past I have had a fireplace mantle to hang my stockings on.  This year (and last) I had to get creative with where to hang them with limited space in our living room and no mantle.  So, in place of the wall hanging that I made, my stockings are now hanging there! 
And as you can see,  Doodle - our 'Elf on the Shelf' landed in our stockings the other night.  The kids have been having fun looking for him each morning, and telling him secrets before bed each night. Its been cute watching their faces light up when they find him too!Hope you all have a wonderful St. Nick's Day!  Thanks for reading!