|Bee's 1st Christmas Stocking|
click -> HERE 1st STOCKING for the link
And Let the Christmas Crazy Begin.....
Why yes! It has been a very long time since I had anything REAL to offer you. I have excellent reasons - 1. I've been sick, and all you Mommies know that when you're sick you don't get to go to bed and recuperate! YOU get to continue doing the same things that always must be done. Cleaning, cooking, laundry, teacher (although we all know that it is not limited to "MOM! It hurts when I do this!" Mom sighs "well then don't do THAT!" and "sharpies are not face paint", stuff like that) boxing ring referee, and basically THE fault for pretty much anything that goes wrong. We are an amazing bunch, I must say, we work when it's cold, when it's hot, when WE ARE cold, and when WE ARE hot. We don't get paid a monetary sum, but what we do get is love from a lovable, sticky, toothless, dirt under their fingernails petri dish of a child. Oh and the fault stuff is something we can handle too, because we're Moms, can I get a Amen?! 2. I just haven't been feeling crafty. I felt busy and tried to fit all my morning necessities in a sandwich bag for the flight to see my nephew graduate from basic training in the U.S. Coast Guard, in Cape May, New Jersey (which by the way if you don't know IS BEAUTIFUL. We stayed in Somer's Point, New Jersey and loved it!). I am so very proud of the US's new Guardian.
Ok I do realize I've jumped over Thanksgiving, but for me it's all the same "Season", it's all about being grateful of all that we possess, Health, happiness, love, a safe place to call home, underwear that don't ride up, the cold sweat when you realize we have less than 2 months to get all of our Christmas shopping done (think about it- we're lucky to have people that we want to buy a gift for), a good stash of chocolate that no one knows about, and of course having that fresh clean feeling....TMI. Anyways where was I? I LOVE Christmas and everything about it, the lights, the smells, the warmth, the cold (which as I write this I long for since it's 95 freaking degrees outside!), the chocolate, peppermints, cookies, the music, etc. And even if you don't celebrate it, you know that feeling, and I wish you the warmth of it all.
I do hope you enjoy the stocking, it was really easy to put together. I used my beloved Stickles, and some darling DCWV Glittery Christmas stack, some lovely Bazzill card stock, and pop dots up the ying yang. Oh and save those little cut out stars and use them on you top of the stocking.
|The finished stocking, it's about 9" tall. Make sure your mat is really sticky, so the stars don't lift.|