11.19.2007

The Proof is in the Pictures

I have been busy, busy, busy at my sewing machine in recent weeks and finally - some proof! Last Thursday I put the finishing touches on stockings for Ryan and me. His is forest green with plaid trim and silver buttons on the cuff...mine is winter-white with black grosgrain ribbon trim and vintage-jewelry-esque black jewel buttons on the cuff (wouldn't Jackie O. be proud?). I'm extremely proud of the results at I have been wanting to make homemade stockings for about four years now.

The Proof




The fabric for Charlie's stocking has been selected, purchased and is ready to be cut and sewn. But it might have to wait until after Turkey day, though that would be putting myself slightly behind my self-imposed holiday schedule. :)

And tonight I turned out a little fold-up crayon pouch for one of Charlie's friends who has a birthday this week. It turned out well and was actually a very encouraging project for me...I've made four of these little guys and the first one nearly pushed me over the edge. I thought it was SO hard and it took me about five hours to cut and sew the fabric...and it didn't even look very good! But this one...the lines are straight and in the right place and the corners are actually squared! Not to mention the fact that I was able to make the thing in a reasonable amount of time. I think I'm making progress! Who knows, by the time we move, I might be ready to sew some curtains...

5 comments:

maryanne helms said...

Yeah, Em!!!! That nesting is really kicking in. I was determined to do everything by-hand right before Emma arrived. EVERYTHING. I suddenly had way too much vision and energy. It was fun and inspiring....

Katherine Maxey said...

they all look great Emily!! I need to make stockings for us, too. Did you use a pattern?

Marlo said...

Great job! What is it about this weather that makes us feel so creative?
And on the chai thing- I just found the Tazo mix at the grocery store...but I realized how much cheaper it was to make it at home and I was quite excited. :)

Candace Piepgrass said...

I am so impressed with your creativity. You've inspired me to learn to sew.

Jill said...

Your stocking does indeed look like one of Jackie O's famous shifts. Nice work!