Friday, November 19, 2010

Feeding My Christmas Habit.

If you know me at all, you know that I LOVE Christmas like a hungry lady loves cake. So of course I've been planning the decorations, the tree, the table settings, the tree skirt, and the stockings.
I made these out of silver silk dupioni lined with platinum slipper satin and added a tiny flourish.
My machine has an embroidery attachment that I've been too intimidated for two years to plug in and try. No more intimidation, this baby rocks!
So I monogrammed them.
This was almost too easy and after a little preparation, it looks like I need to stock up on stabilizer and embroidery thread 'cause I'm hooked. It took everything I had not to monogram everything in the house.

For the original large stockings I used an easy to use pattern that you can find here.

So I made one for me, one for Mike, and naturally, one for Vinny the Cat.

For Vincent's cute little stocking I used this great mini stocking pattern from a Martha Stewart project.
Can you tell we decided on a silver theme? God, I love Christmas so freakin' much. Now I've got my eye on these great but pricey stocking holders from Crate and Barrel.
But $60 plus for 3 of them? I'm having a hard time justifying that, habit or no habit.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting those stocking patterns. Your nephews are in need of new stockings. I haven't been able to find any in stores that I like. I will send pics when they are finished. I just wish that I had your embroidery machine. Oh well.