The Christmas Muse

New York, United States · 663 Sales


The Christmas Muse

New York, United States 663 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

ChristmasMuse is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Summertime is here! Be back around October 1, 2017. Come back and browse around then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 30, 2017

Summertime is here! Be back around October 1, 2017. Come back and browse around then!

Linda Whelan

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Linda Whelan


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Suzanne on Mar 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Another pretty addition to my collection of these little stockings.


Suzanne on Mar 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love these little stockings! I would like to have a Christmas tree full of them! The fabric is beautiful and they are so expertly made. Thanks for the fast shipping too.


tarilynn on Mar 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

GORGEOUS! Not just the beautiful fabric from Tanya Whelan but the superb craftsmanship and design of this Christmas stocking! It is just so "Pretty in Pink" that I'm leaving it up all year! THANK YOU!

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Sew in Love with Christmas!

I've always been mad about Christmas. Decorating the tree and mantel, hanging the stockings, draping everything with roping. I also love to sew and have been doing so since I was a teenager (I'm retired now, so that gives you an idea of my age!). I combined these two loves to create The Christmas Muse and hope to share a little of me with you.

I work in my home sewing room, which is stacked with fabric, embellishments, and stockings.

I love to mix and match colors and textiles to create an eclectic collection of stockings that reflect the nostalgia that is associated with Christmas. I'll make a stocking from a 1950s tablecloth that reminds me of past family Christmas dinners. Or I'll use an old linen kitchen towel that evokes memories of cooking a Christmas turkey. Vintage lace, "cutter" crazy quilts, cotton quilts, old linens with embroidery, vintage buttons, antique silk draperies...I love to make them into Christmas items.

I also like to use today's beautiful fabrics to make items with a vibrant and contemporary flair, but I am always compelled to add something that reminds me of days past, like vintage lace or chenille for the cuff.

I hope you are delighted by what you see, and I welcome your advice and suggestions. Convo me any time!

Shop members

  • Linda Whelan


    I'm mad for Christmas and love to sew, so I combined the two passions to create The Christmas Muse, aka xmasmuse. It's a great forum for my creativity! I try to flavor my stockings with vintage and infuse them with love. I hope that shows.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 6, 2014

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I prefer Paypal, but I will honor a check. Items are held until the check is deposited and clears.
I prefer to ship via first class mail, but I will consider other options. Just let me know your preferences before purchasing. I try to keep shipping costs as low as possible and will work with the buyer.

I am happy to ship overseas. Convo me for a price before purchasing.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will issue refunds and exchanges on stockings returned prior to Christmas. If you need additional pictures before purchasing, feel free to convo me.
Additional policies and FAQs
Convo me for wholesale information. Most stockings are one or two of a kind, but some can be made in multiples.