Saturday, 23 December 2006

23 Stockings!

One year in Greenock Mum and I decided to make stockings for us at Christmas. We did use to hang up stockings, usually some of Dad's big socks. But this year we decided to use felt, all sorts of bright colours and cotton wool for the tops of the stockings. And everyone got an 'icon' on the front, the bell, the pud, the snowman etc. So we used these ones every year after that ~ unless we lost them of course and had to make new ones. When I was in Oz I got fabric of Santa and a sleigh pulled by kangaroos and that got used for the tops of the stockings. Inside we always get an apple and an orange and a coin, usually some choc too and some wee pressies. Stockings are great! Also making an appearance under the tree are Noel (because Santa brought him to me when I was helping out a primary one party), Typhoo (cos he came free with some well known tea bags!) and Percy Prestwick (cos he came from the airport) with their pal the snowman. Who says you have to grow up?

7 comments:

scrapdolly said...

Love this page
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and Christmas means never having to grow up

Kathy said...

What a great idea and a wonderful memory.

Latharia said...

Your hand-cut stocking is so cute!

Chiara said...

totally gorgeous

Stephanie said...

Love your page!

crazierinreallife said...

lovong this completely

Michelle said...

There should ALWAYS be toys at Christmas time! I remember there just being one Christmas where there were no children to buy gifts for in my family (us kids were grown but none had babies yet) and it was SO boring because we forgot to buy toys and have fun!!!

Also, LOVE that you did your journaling on the stocking! Inspired!!!