when bffbf announced that he wanted christmas stockings this year, my mind immediately began whirling.
I LOVE CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS!!!
i have a sad childhood story that i won't bother boring you with, but the consequence of this trauma has been an unhealthy obsession with stockings and the tiny surprises inside.
in previous years i made felt stockings to gift, sell, and use, but i failed to move them to san diego with me. so i got busy and extracted my three file boxes of fabric from the armoire. after many minutes of obsessing, i found myself with a large pile of fabric, paired by type and style.
after some consideration, i reluctantly put back a couple before presenting the options to bffbf. clearly, i could not be left to make such an important decision alone.
i had many non-traditional color schemes and patterns in the mix, and i hoped in vain that he would favor those. but, as i suspected, bffbf voted for the traditional red and green, and with some negotiation, chose two marimekko patterns (i personally was rooting for gray and orange).
it's a good thing that i've been saving remnants of red on red marimekko samovaari fabric for you know, like, 5 years. the marimekko karmiini fabric also wound up being quite fitting in stocking form.
here they are, hung by our white tinsel tree. are stockings part of your christmas tradition? what does yours look like? would it be crazy if i made different stockings every year?