when i was a child my mother made us all christmas stockings. mine was thick yellow felt with appliqued flowers and a white fur trim. i loved it. opening the christmas stocking has always been my favourite part of gift giving/receiving.
my own children hung work socks (their father's family tradition). i've knit large colourful and beaded stockings for my grandchildren and this year decided to finally make stockings for my son and daughter and their partners. they're made from vintage chenille and vintage/retro cotton lining. embellished with vintage buttons and rick-rack.