As I have mentioned before, a 100 or so times I think, I became a grandmother in Nov 2013 to a beautiful baby girl. Her first Christmas sent me searching for the perfect "Baby's First Christmas" stocking, and while I was searching, I stumbled upon Bucilla Stocking Kits. I have never seen these before. How is that possible? They are the cutest, most blingy, shiney, sparkly things I have ever seen -I was instantly obsessed! The kits are pretty intricate - they come with these huge fold out sheets of instructions and consist of 100+ parts that must be carefully cut out and sequined, embroidered, and sewn according to the instructions. There are stockings, tree skirts, advent kits, wall hangings, table top decorations, wreaths - the cute-ness almost made my head explode. My wallet certainly did, although at an average of $20 per stocking it was not so bad. I bought my first stocking kit for Tori - and went on to buy seven more stockings, 2 tree skirts and an advent calander. I have completed 2 stockings, the one for Tori and one for my husband, and have a third on the bench for my daughter's best friends daughter. I have no idea how many I will manage to finish this year, but I sure am enjoying making them - here they are: ------------------------------- Tori - As you can see, organization is a key part of being successful with these kits. The first thing I did was make a wallet to hold my pins and needles. I just used some heavy cardboard, cut into three pieces, and made a sleeve to go over it. Cotton on the outside, it has felt inside that works very nicely - a pocket for a scissor and a seam ripper, a snap on the outside, and viola! Organized and ready to go!