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.

19 comments:

  1. I love your stocking! Good job.

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  2. Your stocking for Melissa turned out great, you should be super proud! This is such a fun and creative tradition =)

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  3. I am so in love with the stocking you made!!!!!

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  4. How creative! I think both stockings are lovely. I love shopping for stocking stuffers.

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  5. That stocking is perfect! Do you have an ETSY shop? Or do you sell the pattern I love the one with the ornaments and the pom poms!!!!

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  6. Your stocking is gorgeous and fun!!!
    Love the pom poms and all the care you took with the details!!!

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  7. What a fun tradition! And the stocking you created is amazing! I just may have to learn to "line"!

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  8. i would love a fun collection of stockings like that. they are both lovely. what a great tradition.

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  9. We share embellishment shopping techniques. One for you...one for me! lol The stockings turned out gorgeous. I am having a love affair with white torn muslin right now. Did you know you can dye it with kool-aid? I just finished dying some cotton lace and muslin with tropical punch and it turned out the most beautiful pink. I think limeaide and blueberry blast are next on my list. Have a great and creative day. btw...your package is on the way. Patty

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  10. I love your stocking goodies. What is that blue and red cylinder looking thing? Looks like Cath Kidston. I love it. Merry Christmas.

    Erin

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  11. I love both stockings! They are beautiful. And trading a homemade stocking full of treats is such a sweet idea!

    So happy I stumbled across your lovely blog today :)

    Katie x

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  12. I love the stocking you made! I can't sew at all...I'm lucky if I can even thread a needle. So I greatly admire anyone else's handiwork. Love the things that were in both your stockings - great tradition.

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  13. What a fantastic tradition with your friend. I LOVE your embroidery and applique. Great work!

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  14. This stocking is wonderful- what a gift of love. I am so impressed by your creative sewing talents!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours Jen!
    joan

    p.s. thank you so much for leaving your "calling card!"

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  15. Very cute! I love the stocking :)

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