I have a goal of making our family’s Christmas stockings myself, but from the beginning, people kept giving them to us! With names monogrammed onto them! But, no one yet has given us one for Squishy, so I took my chance, and whipped one up for her. Literally. I didn’t think I’d finish it so fast, but once I had the vision for how it was to look, it was easy to put together. I used my own stocking for a template- my stocking is the smallest of the three we already had. Has anyone else noticed that stockings seem to keep getting larger and larger every year? What is up with that? So, I used my medium sized stocking, and cut out two pieces of felt. I had some red and white checkered material that was already hemmed, though I’m not sure what it was for- it was too large for a napkin or placemat, too small for a runner or tablecloth. But it was perfect the cuff of the stocking. So, I sewed that around the top, and embroidered Squishy’s name onto a piece of unbleached muslin, and then sewed that onto the cuff of the stocking. I wanted a homespun primitive look, which I think I accomplished well. Almost too well. I messed up the pinking around the name, and so it’s not the rectangle I wanted. But it’s done for this year. And I can change it next year if it’s really bothering me. What do you think?
Next on the list is my husband, who has the largest stocking, but also doesn’t have his name on it. I have some manly red and green wool, and if I have some navy blue fabric, I might be able to get his done this year too!