Today the sun is shining – which makes all the difference! I spent some time last night putting together these cheerful Christmas stockings using my Woodland Friends at Christmas designs. I thought you might like to see them as an idea for using your Christmas gift pattern from yesterday’s post.
There are loads of free stocking templates online – just select one and scale to size. I cut my stockings from felted red blanket and scattered them with gold stars – worked in the same way as the stars on the embroidery to link the two parts together. Then stitched (didn’t bother to line), trimmed seams with pinking shears, turned right side out and added the embroidery as a cuff at the top, together with a hanging loop.
I think they look very Christmassy – and I know Ben will be hoping to find his stuffed with goodies on Christmas morning! He needs a new squeaky ball – he loves to carry one in his mouth squeaking on it gently from time to time … and eventually every single ball loses its squeak. He’ll just have to wait and see!