December 18, 2011
On a Happier Note
Here is the stocking I made for Melissa for our annual exchange last weekend.
I lined it with one of my favorite fabrics and added some pom poms because really, can you ever have enough pom poms in your life?
For the most part, I am a self taught seamstress and this was my first attempt at lining something and also at applique. I love applique! I can't wait to do more. I have a habit of jumping in to things that are over my head. It's how I learn. It also seems it's becoming a way of life.
This is some of what the stocking was stuffed with.
There is a lot of... one for you, one for me... going on when I shop for stuffers.
Here is the gorgeous stocking Melissa made for me. Melissa is a whiz on the sewing machine and I am always a little intimated sewing something for her. I love that appliqued candy cane with glittery seed beads and there is something about raw edged ruffly fabric things that make me swoon right now.
Here's some of what was in my stocking. She spoils me. I allow it.
This is our 3rd year to do this and I think I officially have a collection of stockings now. I'm already planning next years.