I had a major dilemma on the stocking front for our family. First the ones I tend to like cost and arm and a leg, and well I just couldn’t make myself pay for them, maybe in the future, but not this year. Second; have you noticed how stocking now days seem to be the size of a small child? I mean a kids whole Christmas could fit in some of these. I guess I’m old fashioned that stockings are meant to be for little, simple things not a giants foot. And Third yes I am picky, possibly the pickiest person when it come to my stuff, ask my mom, which is why number one is a problem. So between my lack of budget, size capacity and my obvious insanity I made the crazy decision to make my own. I of course scoured the “Pinterest” universe for ideas and patterns. Finally settling on a hybrid of a couple different stockings and making my own downsized stocking pattern. With coupons in hand I made the drive to JoAnn’s. Picked out my felt and started the madness. Special Thanks to my mother in law who helped me with the cutting and interfacing. I also wanted these to have some unique touches. Have you ever hear of “felt wool.” Our little diaso market sells it and my friend Stina and I have always wanted to make something from it, “stina I did it.” All be it simple I learned to make felt balled to act as my holly berries. Heck if these little gals could do it like pros, maybe I could do it too. 50 tried later I had enough, geesh that was the most time consuming part, why I do this to myself I have no idea i could have slapped on some beads and called it good but . . . . Nooooooo I have to be crazy. (sorry enough of my obvious control issues) I sewed on my leafs, sewed the sides together, added hanging hooks and finally added those time sucking berries. And as my little Mr would say Ta-Da! They were done! Now they are hung by the chimney with care. Finally ready to be filled on that special night! Lovely memories!