I know, I know, it's only November, so what's with the Christmas stuff? Well, it's nice to start thinking about it so it doesn't get too crazy at the last minute, not that I ever start thinking about it early. But, just in case you are that sort of organized person I thought I'd post a pattern for these stockings.
My mom made these for us a few years ago. Two are missing, just couldn't find em in my mess of an attic today. I drew the shape I wanted cause I couldn't find any elfy shaped stockings at the time, and she designed em with all those beautiful details that she's a genius with. Seeing them hanging empty for a week or so before Christmas and then watching the kids tear through em Christmas morning is so lovely, especially knowing the love and care my mom put into them. I sometimes make these stockings for girlfriends and stuff them with girly stuff because I think women, especially mothers think about others before themselves and though they may have made or bought special stockings for their kids, if they don't still have their childhood stocking, probably don't have a nice one for themselves.
I would love to make some this year from some of Joel Dewberry's (who I spoke with this week and is seriously an incredibly nice and generous guy, not to mention a design genius) red damask pattern or Amy Butler's fantastic Nigella damasks. Then again, Anna Maria's (did you hear, she's gonna be on MARTHA STEWART, yeah baby, gooo ANNA!) madras print would make a fabulous preppy punk rock stocking. And of course, anything by Jennifer Paganelli would be fantastic but I'd love to do one in her new basics black and white Casey Scroll, LOVE that one.
The pattern is down on the left, all the way down and I do apologize. You'll have to click on each link separately to get the instructions and each pattern piece cause I don't know how to make a proper PDF file. I'm sure my mother will correct this as soon as she sees this post and says "did you really put it up that way?". Merry November everyone!Sure enough, my mom took care of it and the pattern is over in the right column under Free Grand Revival Patterns.