I've been searching online for the perfect Christmas stocking for Annabeth. I know that sounds insane because it's July, but if I'm going to get a good one it has to be way before the holidays start.
Growing up, everyone in my family had a Bucilla felt, sequined stocking. They're still beautiful after almost 30 years. When I realized they still made them, I was excited to get some for my own family. I bought the kits and quickly realized that pigs would fly before I would ever be able to make them myself. I wasn't that crazy for thinking I could teach myself because my mom made all of ours and she's not exactly a seamstress. Oh well. Maybe she was great at sewing back in the day and just totally burned out after making our stockings. (She used to glue gun my brownie patches.) An awesome blog reader named Cinde ended up sewing them for us. I will thank God for her for the rest of my life until I'm either too blind to see them or too senile to remember them.
These are the ones we already have:
This is Curt's.
This is mine.
This is Jackson's. His is exceptionally fabulous. Melissa was always bitter that mine was cuter than hers, so I have to pick one for Annabeth that is also fabulous. I'm not sure any of the ones I've seen this year equal his. I could wait and see what they have next year, but you know it will drive me crazy not to have one for her first Christmas.
These are the ones I like for Annabeth.
This is the Sugarplum Fairy stocking. I think the pink struggles, but she might really like the fairy and all the Christmas candies and desserts. If I put it to the side of mine, which has a tiny amount of pink, it might not be awful. I would be willing to overlook the clashing colors for the happiness of my daughter.
This is Snowman Santa stocking. The benefit of this one is that her name would fit easily across the top.
If she grows up loving horses, this could be a big winner.
There are a ton of finished ones on Etsy and Ebay, but these three are my current favorites. Which one do you think I should pick?
I came across this masterpiece during my search and I was almost inspired to do another giveaway. I decided against it just because I don't want to cause all the losers to stumble in their covetousness. You're welcome.