Having finished all my orders for Christmas and with just one day off left before packing up for our trip to the UK I decided to make some pretties for myself and, inspired by Sugar Lump Studio's and Lost Bird Studio's beautiful vintage Christmas stockings I thought I would have a go myself.
First I printed off the cute snow girl and the vintage Santa from The Graphics Fairy onto some calico that I had ironed on to freezer paper. Remember how I was so afraid to try this technique until a few weeks ago? Well now I can't seem to stop! Next I cut out two stocking shapes from a piece of burlap and two from calico. I ironed on some wonderunder to the back of the burlap which made it much easier to handle. Then I had lots of fun sewing on vintage lace, beads and ribbons. I made a cuff from some lovely damask fabric from the thrift store. Then I simply sewed the calico backs on and hemmed the top.
A little while later I decided to tear two strips of the damask and have a go at making some fabric roses. Like the freezer paper technique I have been putting this little experiment off for a while too. BUT how easy was it? and how pretty?? So now I will be making these darn cute little flowers and sticking them just about everywhere I think!
So anyhow enough of the waffling already, here they are, and I am just so pleased with the way they turned out!
This week I am linking up with:
The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday
Shabby Art Boutique
ShabbyNest - Frugal Friday
Creation Corner Linky party