Friday, January 7, 2011

A Little Late or Way Early

Before Thanksgiving, my son asked me to make "Christmas Stockings" for his children, Lucy and Hollis. The only thing that he asked for was to make them timeless. My sister had a stocking knitted for him when he was three and he still uses it in their decorations. That was his idea for his children.
Well, I had not problem with Lucy's but Hollis really stumped me. His main interest right now are Lego's. My son vetoed that idea. So, it took me a long time to make this stocking.

It was done for Christmas but because it was finished while I "fevered", I took it back to finish the embellishments. When I think of "masculine", I go back to basics and that means stones, silver, petrified teeth, and ceramics. I have used Amber and Oyster Shell. There are two petrified sharks teeth. The is a Ankh symbol for the peace I want in his life. And colored "Trading Beads". I guess I just put the ideas Men have used over the ages to work and grow.
This is the best Shark's tooth I have ever seen!
I hope that it grows and becomes special as the years pass.


patrice said...

Daniel Boone, Davey Crockett, and every little boy I know would fight for this stocking!
Annie LOVED the sharks tooth, but still wouldn't trade her stocking for it!

Phyllis said...

Honestly, you are just amazing! This is the perfect stocking for a little boy, and I never could have accomplished this vision or idea in a million years. Impressive to say the least. Happy New Year Pat!

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

I love this so artistic stocking ! It looks as if it has undiscovered history in it.. very intriguing ! Thanks for you SWEET comment on my work, Pat ! Kisses =)

Katherine said...

Wow. You are amazingly creative. This stocking is sure to be treasured throughout Hollis's life. Brilliant ideas, Pat.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!