Fizzle - I am so glad you like your packgage. I had a fabulous time working on it.
Gourd Stocking. Well there are all sorts of shapes and sizes of gourds. The stocking is mostly made from a snake gourd.
Here is a link to a picture of snake gourds
The one I used was a bit straighter than those in the picture. The picture also shows just picked ones - I used a dried gourd.
Anyway the I cut a foot and stocking piece. I used a piece of another gourd for the heal of the foot. Spent some time getting them to fit together. Used paper clay at all the connection points. Painted and decorated.
SewingLori - and anyone else wanting to talk more about gourd can PM me. I warn you - gourds are addictive....