Thursday, September 22, 2011

Christmas Sneak Peak

Here are my completed stocking designs with all of their bright colorfulness. Most of the designs are modern versions of traditional symbols. Personally the pink stocking design is my favorite so I think in the future I will play around with more designs like that. My favorite stockings as a kid were the one's with fur on the cuff so these stockings have the fur, but with a shorter pile (term for the length of the fur). Each stocking will include a personalized option with the child's name embroidered on the cuff.

As soon as I've worked out the photographs for each stocking I will list them on Etsy. For now you are the first to see them.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Modern Christmas

Work is in full swing and I'm having fun designing some new items for Christmas. I've never been one to create things so specific to any holiday, but when my friend asked me to embroider her kid's names on some stockings she bought from someone on Etsy I thought, I can do that. So I decided to make Christmas stockings with a colorful twist. I'm not much on tradition and kids love color so these are designed with a very modern twist. For now here are the fabrics I am using to create these stockings. 

I'm using various colors of corduroy with a fur trim and lining them in a coordinating quilter's cotton. Once I've assembled the samples I will post my new designs here before I post them on Etsy.

Friday, September 9, 2011

New Views

With the house finally in some sort of order I decided today would be the day to start sewing again. I was especially desiring some sewing time after 2 weeks of unpacking and organizing. My brain just couldn't think about it anymore and my progress slowed to the point that I was barely moving a thing. It was time to focus my thoughts on something else. So I set up all of my hats and sat down to sew. That's when I realized what I was going to be looking at every day from now on. I can't believe I actually get to look at grass, trees and a river. That is Lemonweir River. I was told in winter it's really pretty because the ice sparkles.

Here is my previous view taken during a hail storm. An alley with garbage cans, power lines and garages. 

I think my new view is much more peaceful and relaxing.
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