December 22, 2009

Sweet Somethings

Yesterday I received the most delicious box in the mail from my friend Melissa. I met Melissa last year at Silver Bella and we immediately connected. This year we decided to do a Christmas stocking exchange and I am so happy that we did. Look at the amazing stocking she made me. The quality of her work is incredible.

Look at all of this lovely loot she stuffed it with. There was so much that she couldn't even fit it all inside. She choose the most thoughtful items. I've never had a stocking filled with this kind of goodness in my life. We've decided to make it a yearly tradition. Eventually we will have quite a collection of stockings and I've no idea where I'll hang them all, but what a wonderful problem to have.

And as if that wasn't enough, she put this book in the box as a birthday present to me. I love how she thoughtfully selected this particular book knowing that I am so interested in making journals right now. How sweet is that?
This pillow is also made my Melissa. I bought it moments after it landed in her etsy shop. The quality blows me away. Her stitching is incredible and the colors are perfect for this cozy spot. Even the pink velvet back makes me happy to look at.

Here's the stocking I made for Melissa. I have to say that it is one of the most fun projects I've ever done and I can't wait to make more this next year for my family. Both of the girls have already put in their request for the pom pom and pearl detail.


  1. GASP!

    jen - i am swooning over the stocking that you made for melissa!!! this entire post is just darling. i don't think i have ever used the word "darling" before but it really fits in the best possible way. what fun loot to receive. gifts from bloggers are just the most amazing things. it's like presents from our inner wish lists or something!

    thanks so much for your comment. i love jen comments!

    happiest holidays, cutie pie!


    have you ever considered an online shop? might be a fun venture for '10. your creations are always beautiful, cool and inspiring.

  2. So pretty Jen! I didn't know you were into bookmaking! Yet another thing we have in common. I took every bookbinding course they offered in college. Beautiful stockings too, so inspiring!

  3. What a sweet idea! Both of you did a wonderful job on your stockings. The pillow is so sweet. What is it about velvet on the back of pillows that makes them so special? I'm with Elyse and hoping a little etsy boutique is in your future.

    Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas!

  4. How much FUN is that...what a great idea...LOVE the stockings both of you made....and what treasures the little book too....

    it's been a pleasure meeting you this year and I look forward to more in the New Year...

    Wishing you peace and happiness at this Christmastime....


  5. Jen, love everything in this post! Gorgeous stockings, and all the fabulous goodies inside! What a fun pillow too! Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. Both of the stockings are absolutely beautiful!

    Merry Christmas to you & your family!

  7. Those stockings are so adorable, you both are so talented!

  8. The stockings are gorgeous and the loot inside is amazing. It will be fun to see those goodies worked into your creations.
    Merry Christmas!

  9. Jen, I finally found you! We met at Silver Bella and you had such nice things to say about my hat....those words are still encouraging me so a big THANK YOU for them. Your decorations in your house are just plain FABULOUS! You have a gift for sure. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family! I love the stocking idea and that pillowcase! Such a lucky girl you are.

  10. that is the sweetest loot I've seen!
    & i love the stocking you made.....

  11. What a wonderful exchange! The stockings are beautifully done and I love your treats! Really lovely things, Jenn. You do lovely pieces!


  12. Jen,

    What beautiful stockings and a great idea to make one to exchange every the loot you received as well.

    Kindredly, Lynne Laura

  13. Hi there,
    Thanks for stopping by recently to see my silly Whoville tree. : )
    Both of these stockings are enough to make anyone drool. They're both just SO SO beautiful. Two lucky girls.
    Merry Christmas,

  14. Jen dear, can you please tell Melissa that my birthday is January 26th?

    What a wonderful gift! I love your stocking too.

    Been such fun getting to 'know' you this past year.

    Merry Christmas!

  15. Oh - I miss having little girls at home..

    I am having a blog give away - if you are interested. Stop by and post a comment.

  16. Jen,
    The stocking you made and the one that Melissa made are BOTH gorgeous! What a fun idea! I really need to learn how to sew (I try not to count how many times I have said that, lol).
    And what great goodies she sent you! How fun! :)

  17. Just beautiful! What lovely stockings you both made. How much fun it must have been to receive her package!
    Happy holidays,
    Sharon :-)

  18. Hello Jen - I've been spending some time getting to know your blog. I just love it. I want to be your friend! heehee. I can't sew or craft, but I sure do admire those who can create such beautiful things such as this sweet stocking. I think the little buttons and initial are so sweet.



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