Thursday, October 14, 2010

My creative space

I broke out in a cold sweat this week and all over my Christmas Stocking swap. I haven't sewn, even mended, a single thing since year 10 sewing classes. That's 22 something odd years people!  Thank heaven's Mel was around to steer me in the right direction. Thankfully I popped it in the post today putting to rest my anxiety about my sewing attempt. It wasn't great, but it wasn't completely crap either so I just hope the poor woman receiving my parcel will be amused by my long winded letter explaining my sewing journey and will grant me clemency. She's not a follower so I'm safe to show you what I've made.

I sourced all the material from my local Oppy, cutting up a quilt cover to make the stocking. I used some lace from a purchase I made at the Alanah Hill seconds store in Melbourne (fabulous place to go crazy if you haven't been there) and then I hand sewed the pearls on to match her taste. I also added a few little pressies that will hopefully sweeten the deal.

A hand carved wooden ink stamp and a hat pin.


plus an antique inspired butterfly pin.

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11 comments:

BOB & MABEL said...

You've done a great job and i'm sure the extra little gifts will be loved!

Anita Meade said...

Your stocking looks wonderful. So pretty and "vintage-y". I'm sure the recipient will love it! Haven't started mine yet, even though I was the first person to receive her stocking! Naughty me. Better get to it. :)

Make mine Mid-Century said...

I think that's lovely. She'll be delighted, I'm sure!

Little Ted Canvas said...

You did a great job, and those sweet gifts are beautiful, I bet she loves everything there!

Brenda said...

You've done a lovely job on your stocking, the vintage goodies are super sweet too!

Selina said...

It looks great! Love the little extras too, I'm sure your recipient will just love it all!

Amanda said...

Love the vintage extras and you did a great job of the stocking.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Really nice stocking, I am sure it will be loved and those gifts are too cute :-)

Cherie said...

Great job ;) Bet the recipient is going to LOVE it ;)

NessaKnits said...

I think you did very well!

Chantal said...

The stocking is lovely. I think Allanah Hill would probably we proud to hang that one herself :)