our new family stockings! BAM! I am so flippin excited to have these done. These were my must do Christmas project because we only had 3 matching stockings and that wouldn’t do since we now have our fourth. I knew I wanted them to be vintage looking, made of felt, put together with glue and very glittery. Then I came up with the train idea and it all came together. I used the illustrations from Train to Timbuctoo, by Margaret Wise Brown with illustrations by Art Seiden, as a guide and made an engine, a tender, a passenger car and a caboose.
Already these stockings have the feel of old family heirlooms. Already there has been unrest. Lots of whiny “I want to be the engine!” from Oscar. Lots of jokes about how Tim shouldn’t be the engine since he admittedly kinda never knows what’s going on around here. Some debate about the car assignment and traditional family roles. Laughing at Mom who made a passenger car for a boy whose nickname is boxcar. And Tim had me rolling out of bed doing a 16 year old Phoebe asking why she has to be the ass of the train?!
I have lots more to say about these but no more computer time so here are the pics… One last thing, I LOVE glitter!