Here it is! My daughter's finished stocking, as well as a brief review of how I went about constructing it.
Grace's stocking is based on my childhood stocking, which my mother made for me. I love it, still hang it...I never want a new one. I'm kinda nostalgic like that!
|the charm of this stocking is rivaled only|
by the charm of the stockings she also
made for my brother and sister
So when I set about making one for my own daughter, I knew I wanted to use mine as the pattern. So I traced my stocking onto white felt, using those two pieces as the stocking base. I kept the color palate simple and bright: reds, pinks, blues.
I cut out my trees using two different basic shape patterns, but freehanded all of them, so that they wouldn't be totally uniform. Then I attached them with a simple embroidery stitch using contrasting floss colors. Button tree toppers in two different sizes and blue ric rac up the sides added a simple touch while also mimicking my stocking.
Finally, I used chalk to trace out her name and to act as a guide as I embroidered her name on the top piece. I used a blanket stitch to hold the nameplate in place top and bottom, again in the contrasting thread color.
A bell on the toe, and it's ready to go!
I hope this simple stocking will come to be something she still treasures from her mom...even 33 years down the road!