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RESERVED FOR WENDY. This handmade Christmas stocking features a shy cloth fairy doll that I created especially for this holiday season. Surrounded by vines and tiny fairy treasures, Faie Liddle-Phut (pronounced Fay Liddle-Foot) peeks shyly through the loops of a pretty mixed ribbon bow, hoping Christmas will bring her a new home. She would love to share yours.

THE STORY BEHIND THE STOCKING
I originally created this stocking for the late Faery Queen before her tragic demise. The stocking hung empty for some time until Faie, the lone local survivor of the Great Windlewood Fairy Hunt of 2008, returned exhausted and climbed into the soft batting at the toe, sleeping until last year. Faie is the last of the three Le Beau sisters (pronounced Le Bow - so named because of their penchant for wearing bows for clothes), the other two sisters having been captured at Windlewood and now living in copper cages in the houses of strangers.

PERSONALIZING
If you'd like to have your stocking personalized by adding the name of the recipient, I have a number of options available. I can add a name in ways that are in keeping with the style of these stockings. Please indicate this option at time of purchase and I'll contact you to make your choice. For an example, see the following:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/100167028/christmas-stocking-vintage-rose-green

CONSTRUCTION AND COLOUR
Note: For anyone living in the Ottawa area, this is a good opportunity to shop locally!

I began with my own pattern, designed especially for this series, and used a beautiful designer cotton in shades of blue and green with crimson accents, as the basic stocking. This piece contains a lot of detail work, beginning with the deep blue taffeta cuff with stripes of darker blue and gold ribbon adorned with three turquoise and crystal handmade jewels. The same taffeta is pleated to accent the ankle with a royal purple ribbon, gold braid and antique faux pearls.

The fairy Faie is a cloth doll I created, with hand-painted features and a shy smile, dressed in a pretty mixed ribbon bow in shades of blue, green and gold, centered with a rhinestone button. Faie also wears extra-fine gold glittered blue wings which I made just for her. Green vine tendrils grow from inside the stocking, winding around Faie and the stocking, giving it a whimsical forest-like effect which melds with the background of blue and green leaves and dragonflys. I painted pale, blue-green felt leaves to accent the bow, with a very pretty peyote beaded lavender and green dragonfly created by Mayan artisans in Mexico and purchased from SafariSister's Etsy shop.

Green vine tendrils continue to grow around the pocket watch replica (one of Faie's special treasures) near the heel which is decorated with a piece of recycled white lace, and surround a pretty antique metal button - another treasure - continuing to the elf toe where a fanciful little garden of vines and a prettty purple ribbon rose, continue the woodland motif of this stocking.

I used the same designer cotton for the back of this stocking, and added my own label to verify authenticity. I lined the stocking with white cotton which is transfer printed with the 1800s poem "Twas The Night Before Christmas".

I lightly stuffed the foot of the stocking with polyester batting. The stocking has a sturdy hanging loop.

SIZE
The stocking is 6.5 inches at the cuff (16.5 cm) and 16 inches high (40 cm) from cuff to base of the foot. The inside space available to hold gifts is approximately 6 in. (15 cm) wide and 12 in. (30 cm) deep.

This is a OOAK (One Of A Kind) item. These stockings are "art" stockings. They have space for gifts so that they can be used in the traditional manner (children should be supervised - small parts could be a hazard), but they can also be used as a display, on a table or perhaps as a door ornament during the holiday season.

Spot clean carefully after testing.

Note: To see more stockings that I have available please click on the following link:

http://www.prettystockings.etsy.com

This item ships UPS or Canada Post within 4 business days.

All prettystockings items are made in a smoke-free studio.

RESERVED FOR WENDY. Christmas stocking blue woodland style with fairy doll


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: crystals, faux pearls, gold braid, felt, glitter, vine and leaf, watch replica, peyote beads, watercolours, purple ribbon, blue green cotton, blue taffeta, beaded dragonfly
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
  • Feedback: 9 reviews
  • Favorited by: 14 people