What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Etsomnia™ 206: Christmas Stalkings


This is listed as “outdoorsy.” I don’t know about that, but I agree that I wouldn’t want it inside my house.

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

I pride myself on my Christmas stockings. I’ve made many of them over the years, and they’re pretty darned cute if I do say so myself. So I consider myself something of an expert on the subject. I am a true appreciator of the beautiful ones, and I can’t abide the ugly ones. As expected, Etsy is chock-a-block full of both.

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

This looks to me like a Christmas quitter.

Love these mini gnome stockings by LeoDandyBooth!

You know those terrible/precious crafts your kids make you in school? Those are fine, but I draw the line at purchasing someone else’s.

This one can be customized to horrify anyone you want!

I’ve done a number of high-heeled stockings, and they’re hard to get right. GlendaOkievStevens has cracked the code!

While this is supposed to be Jason from Halloween, it looks more to me like a sloth. Either way, it’s a hard no.

I knew I could count on the cat people for a few doozies.

Absolutely amazing stocking by HeartfeltStockings, whose shop is full of wonders!

As if ugly Christmas sweaters weren’t bad enough, now we have to endure ugly Christmas sweater stockings.

Finally! A stocking that doubles as a bathmat!

Now that is talent! By HandMadeGiftsByDiana

Why is “primitive” so often code for “disgusting?”

These are absolutely adorable! By BHcraftsFairTrade

What kind of decor would go with a hairy leg in a sweatsock?

How fucked up is your anatomy that you think this is the shape of a foot?

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 206: Christmas Stalkings

  1. You find some great (you know what I mean…because some of these stockings aren’t great) stuff to showcase. It is your wit, however, that makes it perfect. When you wrote the comment about drawing the line at purchasing other’s badly made crafts I did a spit take.
    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/ Happy Festivus….Happy Whatever you celebrate

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  2. Now my kids’ stockings look so incredibly boring and blah compared to so many of these. I have envy and may need to upgrade stockings for next year. I am decidedly not envious of the primitive ones. Those look like rags a sasquatch wipes its arse on. And so many painfully amateurish crafts. And what is the Etsy obsession with making things out of discarded denim?

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  3. Some are good and some are very bad. We always used old fashioned cotton socks ( you probably can’t get them any more) because the “stockings” were hung .

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  4. There is a lot of sadness here.

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  5. I don’t know, I kinda like the Christmas sweater stocking. 🙂


  6. I have especially missed the Etsomnia posts during my blog reading hiatus.

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