Here’s how my Christmas stockings ended up in one of the finest shops in the world. In 2016, John Derian was on a book tour, promoting his new Picture Book. I lined up to get a signature and say hi like everyone else, but I also presented him with a stocking that pays homage to his 2nd Street shop at Christmastime. (Yes, I was the only person to do that….) The gift probably conveyed that I am a serious fan who makes high-quality things. Here's the stocking:
The following year, I was invited to make stockings for the shop, many of which drew inspiration from designs in the book—the eye from the cover!—and beloved shop collections, including mushrooms, and pickles.
I made more stockings in 2021, and stopped by the shop to see them myself when Holiday was in full swing. What a thrill to be amid the magic!