January 06, 2011

Stuffed with Love

Do you have very good friends in your life? I"m blessed to be surrounded by many wonderful friends. Friendships aren't always easy but I treasure my friends and this past year they have been especially good to me.


For the past year+ my life has not been very conducive to creativity but my friend Melissa is always there encouraging me and convincing me to commit to some sort of creative project or another. At Christmas we did our 2nd annual Christmas stocking exchange. You can see last years stockings here. We are also working on a Valentine project and an embroidery project right now. See what I mean about being pushy? I mean pushing me?


This is the stocking I made for Melissa this year. I'm really craving color right now, can you tell? I think it might have something to do with the lack of natural light in this house.


This is the stocking Melissa sent to me. Isn't it delicious? See that vintage pom pom trim? That's my favorite. That might even be from the stash I sent her last year in her stocking.


As much as I love the stocking part, the stuffing part runs a close 2nd. Imagine having your stocking stuffed by a girlfriend that likes all the same things as you. Perfection. Plus we both tend to go a little crazy and ignore the prearranged budget. I like that we still pretend that we are sticking to the budget. It's part of our tradition.


Sadly Melissa doesn't live very near me but she is coming here in a few weeks and I am so excited to have some creative play time with her. Also, there may be some Village exploration and cupcakes involved because, really, what girl day would be complete without cupcakes?

16 comments:

  1. I love the stockings. I love the felt! I am just craving anything wool right now and am so into to felting and felted things. Let's play sometime in the near future! I'm still sad our fall playtime fell through.
    XO~Hope

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  2. Oh my goodness, those are the most adorable stockings eva!

    xo
    LeAnn

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  3. Beautiful stockings! Those colors should definitely cheer your up!

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  4. Jan- Those stockings are just adorable. And, yes, I have girlfriends like that too...that soothe my soul and make me whole..doncha love the poetry in THAT whole thing?

    You are so lucky that she is coming to visit you- and now, right now, I am CRAVING a cupcake! lol Hugs- Diana

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  5. Your stockings are great! Let's see what she put in yours.

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  6. They are so pretty...and what a nice idea for friends!

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  7. Let's crave color TOGETHER!!

    ps - Just now seeing this post. I guess that answers my question about "tonight". :)

    pss - Both stocking rocks!! Love those felt circles. I really must know what was inside...

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  8. Love the little bell on your stocking... what a wonderful friendship you have.

    ~Chris

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  9. What wonderful stockings! Sounds like a very fun tradition. :)

    I just found your blog through my Mom's blog. I'll definitely be back to visit! :)

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  10. What a fun thing to share with a close friend. I can't wait to see your valentine project.

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  11. Feed that girl an asparagus croissant and she'll never leave.
    It's all gorgeous, but I agree that the aqua poms are the icing on the pretty Christmas stocking cake.

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  12. What a wonderful gift..both the stockings and the gift of a creative friend!

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  13. Such cute stockings! I didn't get to do a swap this year- too busy settling in my new farmhouse! I love how you "pretend: to stick to your budget! :) ♥

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  14. what a fun tradition you have. makes me start thinking along similar lines for next Christmas with some friends :) thanks for sharing!

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  15. ah, cupcake and crafting ... would could be better?

    adoring the stockings! sweet details.

    happy weekend

    xo
    elyse

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  16. Those are wonderful stockings. The polka dots are so happy! I love the colors and I love the yummy felt!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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