Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
I belong to a Yahoo forum newsgroup and every year they host a Christmas ornament exchange. I watched it happen for years when I lived in the States, but it took moving to France for me to join in the yearly fun.
I cut out one of the designs, a simple heart, and started to play.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
|Inside larger pocket|
|Inside smaller pocket|
Saturday, November 24, 2012
I can now spot them even if they are not round like these are by the length. Very common to find in France at flea markets. Now look at the piece with the netting backing. That must have been one fancy pair!
Ok, end of the digging in the bag of lace bits. I have reached the bottom of the bag.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
1.Make a stocking – the prettier, the better. People will get to choose from all the stockings on the table, and we want to see your talents!
For pattern making I like to use plastic sheeting, the heavy duty 4mil stuff. It comes in a package at the hardware store. I like to use plastic because I can see through it. It may cling to the fabric (could be a bad thing, I know) but it is worth that small hassle since when I need to match plaids or fussy cut something I can see right through the pattern piece.
For the lining I found some blue lining fabric, fabric content is polyester. I lined it with Sulky Tender Touch. I really like to use that product since it gives the lining enough body to stay down in the stocking. I did not have to sew it down across the top of the stocking, it stays down by its self. Some ribbon did the trick for the hanging loop. And here is the final product.
Yes, the ribbon is sewn on backwards right now. (Made ya look, didn't I) I needed a break from it, but will go back and fix that before I give it away for the exchange.
Yes, I succumbed to the pressure of it all, there is lace on it. When I had it finished it, it was just missing something so I added the rayon lace trim at the bottom of the cuff. It added a very nice finish.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Finally, the idea hit me. I made copies of the embroidery butterfly designs.