Another game of catch-up.
Here are some photos of a Christmas Stocking Swap that I recently participated in. It was hosted by the lovely Cerri from littlepinkstudio.
We were supposed to make a stocking! O.k.... I don't know how to work a sewing machine! I mean it, I won a wonderful sewing machine once and broke it, I took it and had it fixed and still can't work it.. I mean, I've even bought a few (yes, more than one) of those little tiny sewing machines so that I could sew through paper on tags, etc. Nope!! Can't work any of them.
I really don't know why I have such a problem with the machines. I mean I can work a blow torch and soldering iron competently, but a sewing machine?!?! Apparently not!
I do "hand-sew" fairly well though. So, long story less long (I mean the whole "long story short", ship has kind of sailed. LOL) Here is the stocking that I lovingly hand sewed.
I made the flower on the front detachable so that it can be worn as a brooch if desired. Here are some of the other goodies I stashed inside. My partner wanted pastel pink, blue, and green and she also mentioned that she loved mice, mushrooms, and food.
I had so much fun hunting around for lovely items to add to her stocking. I painted the inside of this little cut glass jar and scoured the area for vintage mice, to no avail :-(. I wasn't super lucky with the mushrooms either so I embroidered a small piece of linen with a sweet picture of a little girl surrounded by mushrooms. I got the image from Molliemakes magazine. I somehow didn't get a picture but it did turn out super sweet.
I also found a yummy box of mushroom cookies dipped in chocolate that I sent along with the other goodies. I had such a blast putting it all together. I hope she had just as much fun getting it. Tomorrow I will show you the mind blowing package that I received from my partner!!!