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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

The stockings were hung

Or, in our case, on the little tinsel tree.

These are fifteen polymer clay stocking ornaments.  I was inspired by these fabric stockings to make a miniature version in clay.  I’ve always thought of my patterned clay sheets like fabric anyway, so it was a pretty logical progression, in my mind.

Stocking ornaments

Every year I make a pile of ornaments to attach to packages and give to everyone in our extended family.  Last year I kind of took the easy way out, but hopefully I’ve made up for it a bit with these.  I will probably need to make another batch of 10 or 15, if I’m going to let everybody have one.  This is a good start, though, and if I never get around to doing more, this is still a quantity I can work with.

Stocking ornaments

So, I think this is where I take my leave for a while.  I’m finding myself distracted a lot, thinking about blog posts and such, when I should be thinking:

  • What, besides this great owl ornament, should I be getting my aunt for Christmas?
  • What should I serve at our Day After Christmas Party?
  • Do I have time to make the four of us matching PJ bottoms again this year? (I’m thinking “no”).

Stuff like that.  I don’t want to spend the next week with my mind in blogland – I want my mind to be at home, taking care of holiday things and enjoying the cr@p out of them, d@mnit! LOL!

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Joyous Kwanzaa, and all that jazz!  I won’t wish you a Happy New Year because I will definitely be back here before then!  (Heh.  Knowing me, I’ll probably be back here before Christmas, even.)

17 thoughts on “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

  1. I’m a lurker who once bought a scarf from you and I’m de-lurking to tell you to make and sell these next year. I LOVE them!

  2. Those are adorable! I’ll have to show them to Gunnar. He’s the clay person in our house. Maybe he can get away from Santa peas and make some little stockings.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  3. these socks are so cute! and perfectly made!

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  4. Those stockings are so very rad! I love them. They make me want to play with polymer clay!

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  5. These are so freakin’ fantastic. Your stocking shape is perfection.

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  6. WOW! That pink & green one is my FAVE!! They are adorable!! Your family will love them!

    I’m doing the same—taking a break. A tiny bit of a blog break, but mostly closing up shop for the holidays starting this weekend. I want to enjoy Christmas with my girls.
    Merry Christmas!!

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  7. These are too darn cute! I LOVE them 🙂

    btw – got my order from you last week and adore the barettes and earrings. My niece will be very pleased!

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  8. Wow, those are pretty amazing!!

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  9. I want some!!! Please make some for sale!!! (Or you could just add me to your Christmas list;) heeheehee

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  10. You should definitely sell some of those next year. I’d buy a few. 🙂

  11. Wow, thanks everybody! I had better leave the Future Me a note so that I know to make a bunch of these sometime in September next year 🙂

  12. Those are adorable!!! They’d look great on anyone’s tree… like mine. 🙂

  13. Cute cute cute!! I’m off to St. Louis for Christmas, about a 14 hour drive from Houston Texas. Just me and my dogs! Have a Great Christmas, and when i get back i will share some of the things i made with one of your clay tutorials!

  14. hope you have a very merry christmas and you get all that crap done. you are more motivated than i. i am still thinking i’ll be blogging and ignoring the rest…. thanks for the inspiration and those are great stockings.

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  15. Too Darn Cute!!!!What an imagination!!! Merry Christmas Lisa!

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  16. Those stocking ornaments are freaking adorable! love em!

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!! you are so creative!! seriously cute stuff!! 🙂

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