Last year I had the luxury of a little slow Christmas decorating. It's when I wander around the house with a decoration in hand trialing it here or there until I'm happy. Sometimes if the right spot proves elusive it's returned to the box and I think 'next year'.
So there I was walking around with the heart stocking in hand when I decided to hang it from the door knob of the spare bedroom. Why I've never tried it in that spot before is a mystery to me and it wouldn't have happened if I'd been rushing. The stocking went from looking nice to gorgeous with the addition of a piece of Christmas greenery I happened to buy a couple of weeks earlier for no other reason than I liked it. Just thinking about this happy coincidence still makes me smile!
I loved the fabrics when I made the samples in 2006 and still love them today.
However I couldn't stop thinking about remaking a set in more traditional colors and picked out these fabrics.
Please don't ask me to pick a favorite. I love both sets.
The pattern is called Vintage Christmas Stockings and is sold here.
A kit for the red/white & green stockings is sold here.
The fabrics in the original sample are long gone, after all they were made 14 years ago.