Medium-Sized Stockings


Do you have people in your life who are easy to shop for? My younger sister is one. Whether it’s her birthday or Christmas, I will be completey finished with all my shopping. Done. Finito. Not buying another thing. And then I’ll see the perfect candle, earrings, book … you name it. As a result, she always has lots more gifts at Christmas than anyone else in the family.

Then, on the other hand, there are those people for whom, it seems, finding the right gift is next to impossible. My personal trainer is one of them. He is a phenomenal guy, but I feel like I struggle every year to find the right gift for him. He eats only healthy, organic food … so gift baskets are out of the question. I know I’ve advocated them in other posts, but gift cards seem utterly impersonal. One year, I took a photo of him and traced it onto craft foam to create a little Scott White “doll,” for lack of a better word. I figured if famous people can have dolls – and he’s on his way to being famous – he should have one, too. It was kind of goofy, but kind of cool at the same time. And he must have liked it, because it’s still sitting on top of his kitchen counter, more than a year later.

So this year, I was just about out of ideas, until I remembered that I’d never made him a Christmas stocking. So off I trundled to Joann Fabric, in search of fabric that had weights or big biceps or anything that remotely resembled personal training. It was a bust. I found absolutely nothing that related in any way to personal training. Now this is a store that has John Deere fabric, horses, ballerinas, musical notes. You name the hobby or interest, and they’ve probably got fabric to match. I mean, I actually lost count of the different kinds of skull & crossbone prints. Pink skulls with bows, even! But there was nary a weightlifting/running/exercise print anywhere that I looked. (In Joann’s defense, I did not have time to comb through EVERY bolt of material. However, there was nothing in the vicinity of all the other prints I’ve mentioned – so I think I did a pretty good job of searching.)

So I did a quick mental inventory of Scott’s other interests (computers, mountain biking, surfing) and hit on the perfect one. He’s a businessman, right? So I found a few great money prints.

scott1When I gave him the stocking, I told him about striking out with the personal training fabric, and he said, “No – I like this one better!” He told me he’d spent a lot of time looking for a nice stocking for his girlfriend and was disappointed at the cheap quality of the stockings for sale in most stores. Hell-o! Why do you think I’ve been hand-crafting them with love for all these years?

Bottom line: the gift was a hit. Because there really is a fabric to  match almost any taste, hobby, sports team, alma mater, or state in the union, stockings do make great gifts!

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Southwest Print with Red Faux Fur Cuff and Cowbell

Southwest Print with Red Faux Fur Cuff and Cowbell

This stocking is made-to-order for the
person with Southwest decor and taste.
This muted print features a red
Southwest pattern with a red faux fur
accent cuff, complete with brass cowbell
on a leather tether. Fully lined.
Measures 17″ H x 8.5″ W. $30

Please eMail RedSouthwest@WordsMadeEasy.com to purchase.

Red Dice Print on Green Background with Red Fringe

Red Dice Print on Green Background with Red Fringe

This stocking will tickle the fancy of the
casino-goer in your life. This vibrant print
features red dice on a green background.
Red fringe accent cuff appointed with brass
Club and Diamond buttons. Fully lined.
Measures 17″ H x 6.5″ W. $35

Please eMail RedDice@WordsMadeEasy.com to purchase.

Angel Applilque on Ticking

Angel Applique on Ticking

This charming country angel
is appliqued on blue/white
ticking. Embroidery floss hair,
buttons, ribbon bow. Fully lined.
Measures 16″ H x 12.5″ W. $50

Please eMail CountryAngel@WordsMadeEasy.com to purchase.

Gold and Navy Diamond Print Jester Sock

Gold and Navy Diamond Print Jester Sock

The classic jester’s sock has a
new look with a gold brocade
exterior with a diamond weave
and navy brocade cuff. Fully lined.
Measures 16″ H x 12″ W. $35


Please eMail GoldJester@WordsMadeEasy.com to purchase.

Quilted Green Cotton with Green Buttons and Wide Lace Cuff

Quilted Green Cotton with Green Buttons and Wide Lace Cuff

More traditional in nature, this quilted
stocking is made of a forest green cotton
print, front and back. Green buttons mark
each intersection. Wide lace cuff. Fully lined.
Measures 16″ H x 12.5″ W. $40

Please eMail GreenButtons@WordsMadeEasy.com to purchase.

Woven with Green and Red Felt

Woven with Green and Red Felt

The front of this unusual stocking
was woven with strips of green
and red felt and white lace. Green
felt back. Fully lined.
Measures 16″ H x 12.5″ W. $40

Please eMail GreenRedWoven@WordsMadeEasy.com to purchase.

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