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Make your own Christmas stockings

If you’re a dab hand with a needle and cotton and fancy making your own Christmas stockings, there are plenty of patterns available to download  for free via web sites such as and all of which offer guidance … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas stockings

Drawing upon traditional American folk art and quilting techniques, South London-based Festive Furzedown offers a charming array of bespoke Christmas stockings and handmade hanging decorations.  Inspired by cheerful vintage prints that hark back to Christmases of yore,  Connecticut-raised Marianne ten … Continue reading

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Stocking fillers on a budget

If the recession is leaving you with a hole in your pocket (not to mention ladders in your tights), there are still plenty of imaginative and cost-effective ways to fill a stocking with seasonal cheer.  Take heart from the origins … Continue reading

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