So I hoped my husband would have finished the mantle before X-mas and I could hang some X-mas stockings from it, but unfortunately we just finished plastering the walls, so stockings hanging from the mantle will have to wait for next year (although last year I was pretty sure we would have stockings hanging from the mantle this year). The good thing is: bookshelves are finished! Great place to hang stockings from, too!
I made this adorable little stocking that my four year old wants to wear all the time, so I hope it's still worth to look at as X-mas arrives. You can find a pattern for it here.