A new grandson arrived earlier in the year, which meant another Christmas stocking was needed! I used my favourite stocking pattern, Waiting for Santa by the Australian designer Leanne Beasley and teamed it up with a selection of red prints by another Australian designer, Lynette Anderson. I wrote Rory's name onto fabric using a fine tipped Micron Pigma pen, then stitched over the letters using 3 strands of red Cosmo thread...
...the name tag was stiched in place using an antique button and perle thread. I absolutely LOVE this festive print with the cute gingerbread men and hearts on it! I think the best part of preparing this stocking was shopping for some goodies to tuck inside it. A last minute shopping trip to Wooodbridge, my local market town, was very productive - a cute pop-up book called Crocodile by Mick Inkpen, some baby biscotti biscuits, a toy for chubby little fingers to play with and a cute pair of reindeer ear muffs to keep his ears cosy...
...now these goodies just need to be tucked inside and it can be hung up on the fireplace, ready for Rory to discover in the morning!
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