Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Stocking Love and a Giveaway!

creating and being in a creative space makes me very Happy...

Projects for the week included filling a custom order for five lovely Christmas stockings.

The only criteria given was for two long and three short fat stockings all in varying shades of taupe and white.  I had already designed the long stocking pattern but needed a short fatty.

Here's how my design process works.

1.  Visualize - I try to see the finished product (in my little head) before I draw or cut.  This helps me to know where I'm going with the design.  I also try to picture each step from design to completion.  I like to use my seam ripper as little as possible :0)

2.  Draw a pattern on freezer paper.
3.  Sew a mock up out of muslin.

4.  Make adjustments to mock up.  I ended up making three different sizes before I liked it!

5.  Choose fabrics.

5.  Cut out, pin and sew.

6.  Pop a favorite holiday CD into my laptop.  This happens to be Holiday Inn with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.  I can do this once the process is in full swing...  nice...

7.  Decide on a cuff design and choose the trim.

8.  Kiss them all good bye and send them off to their new home.

Another part of my week was spent filling a custom order for two of these...

This may be an all time favorite Worthy Goods stocking!

Because of this...
Debbie and I have decided to give one away!

Head on over to our Worthy Goods blog to enter.
I hope you win!!!


Chelsea said...

I'll comment on this one since I can't enter :) Such pretty stockings, and such a cute idea!

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

loving what you girlies are doing!!! I heard about the red cross stockings from Lissa this past weekend - they sound divine!

Retired Judy said...

I love the idea of giving one of your beautiful stockings away!! I hope I win :)

The long and short stockings are really unique and anyone would be so very proud to hang them on their mantle.

Good job Lor!!!

Andy's Attic said...

Your stockings are just lovely!!

le@thirdontheright said...

love the one with the ruffles - too sweet - off to enter - best le

Curtains In My Tree said...

I really like that stocking with the red cross

I went over to enter the contest howerver you need
recognition for doing such a wonderful job on making it


Andrea - Faded Plains said...

All your stockings are amazing...I'm off to visit Worthy Goods.

Anne Marie said...

oh my goodness those stockings are so great.....beautiful job!!

Dear Lillie said...

These are gorgeous!

A Cottage Industry said...

Love, love L O V E all of the stockings! My girls and I are huge WG fans, and we were all WOWED by the custom stockings you made for Heather's family!