Stockings hung with care

December 9, 2003

Last year, I made stockings kindergarten-style, adding sparkly red glitter and glue to cheap, red-and-white fur. They were cute and they did the job, but this year, I wanted to make something a tad more sophisticated. So, I used felt.

Okay, okay, I know felt doesn’t exactly echo sophistication, but the results are starkingly more polished — and personal — than last year’s. I bought pre-sewn stockings from Michaels and a stack of felt squares. I used buttons, embroidery floss, fabric glue and cord trim to add character to each. I made it up while I went, and I got lucky. I’m quite pleased with the results.

Now, let’s just hope Santa fills ’em up to the brim.

The stockings for Rima and myself. (My name was too long to spell out.)

A close-up shot of my felt and stitching work.

The stockings for Rama and his brother Henry. Yes, that’s Rudolph wearing a scarf.

Giraffes are Rama’s favorite animal, and the crown, well, the crown is ’cause he is my Prince Charming. Ha. Ha.


  1. gp says:

    Me likey the stockings. BLACK! Woo!

  2. kat says:

    hey christine! i think you did a pretty good job with the stockings… way to go! :)

  3. lisaann says:

    dude. after you showed me these this morning i went to hobby lobby and bought the cutest fabric to finish mine! so inspired! yay stockings! hee. miss you. xo

  4. lucia says:

    oh how adorable! rama is a lucky prince to have such a sweet princess.

    isn’t felt fun! i’ve been wanting to dress my christmas tree with felt. i’ve the felt but not enough guts. i just stare at the felt. imma big chicken! but lookee here… you should me what i could do! wohoo!!! time for me to get my thinking cap on and some scissors too! ok no more staring lucy goose. wish me luck.

  5. Erma says:

    You made such cute stockings! My older sister is getting a new kitten sometime between Christmas and New Year’s and I was planning to make him a stocking filled with kitty snacks and toys and embroider his name on it. Handmade things are good things!

  6. Peppermint Tina*:) says:

    It’s not because I love felt, but you did a pretty nifty job with those stockings!

  7. Miss Chiffonade says:

    SO WONDERFUL!! Those just put the biggest smile on my face.

  8. krissy says:

    Your site looks adorable, and I love your stockings!

  9. Agata says:


    I envy your talent. I wish I could make such a stockings myself. They look awsome!

  10. lisa says:

    it’s a giddy thing that felt is having a rennaissance these days. these stockings are most personal and precious miss girlicake! love ’em.

  11. stef says:

    those look really lovely. you have wonderful talent.

  12. stella says:

    aw girl! they are soo cuute!! i can’t wait to stuff them and watch the giraffe’s tummy grow!

  13. miguel says:

    well done!

  14. carrie says:

    beautiful! your stockings inspire me to make some personalized, crafty ones myself!

  15. rama says:

    mine reminded me of something i forgot since childhood: christmas stockings make great pre-christmas mittens.

    they… are… nap… induce… zzzzzing…

  16. Miya says:

    Crafty! Those are snazzy stockings, my friend. :)

  17. Donna Dibb says:

    Have been introduced to your site from Anna my friend, love your illustrations and inspired by the Christmas stockings. I’ll be back to read your diary updates.

  18. kc says:

    i haven’t been to your site in awhile… it’s gotten even better than i remembered. keep spreading the sunshine.

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