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!
These woodland friends stockings will be heirlooms and keepsakes, for sure! Wonderful design.
The stockings are beautiful, I needed some inspiration to make my new baby grandson a Christmas stocking and you have certainly inspried me.
They are wonderful, you are very talented – I'd love one hanging on my fireplace XXX
They are gorgeous
They are very lovely!
As always…Wonderful design!
These are so pretty. I have just finished working your Scotty Dog design and posted it on my blog. I have credited you and linked to your blog so I hope this is acceptable to you. I have just purchased your lapel dolls pattern and hope to try that soon.
They look gorgeous – I am dying to have a go but not sure where to start – I've only really done cross stitch. Do you have any advice for an absolute beginner??? Many Thanks
I always enjoy reading about all your good ideas- keep them coming!!! jennyx
Ellie, thanks so much – I have just subscribed to the newsletter with my e-mail is that ok – I wasn't sure whether to pop it on here?? Thank you so much – I appreciate you must be really busy x
They are really cute. Just love your embroidery.
What lovely stockings. They will make lovely heirlooms
Very cute way of doing stockings. Interesting blog.
Oh so cute!