Friday, September 23, 2011

Dusted off my sewing machine!

I have been busy this week sewing up Christmas stockings. I decided it was high time I dusted off the sewing machine and got to work. My kitchen looked like disaster central for a few days, but I was having fun! Isn't that is what is most important?? :) I made up my mind before I started that I was going to use fabric I already had and not go out and purchase any.  My birthday gift this year from my bff was wrapped in a huge piece of  fabric so I made a few from that and then I also used some old feedsacks and had fun sewing up a storm!

A few stockings in progress...

This is one I made out of feedsack fabric stains and all...just like I purchased it.  I just put the ruffle and decoration on the front of the feedsack stockings and then realized that the ruffle should have gone all the way around ! I don't know what I was thinking!! Oh well...who sees the back anyways right?? :)

I have a zillion or so old buttons so I added a few to pretty it up.

I really like the double ruffle and fabric rose on this one.

I cup up a vintage runner with a crocheted edging to add as a *cuff* for this stocking and then added two vintage buttons that I love.

This stocking has a story...roses are pinned on...still trying to decide placement etc. See photo below! ha!

Here ya go...King Kongs stocking!!! lol.
(same stocking as  photo above)  I actually had a pattern for this stocking and did not realize how large it would be when finished. 24 inches long!! That is one large stocking. I also lined it and quickly gave that up on the other stockings. I think it made it too bulky.

Believe it or not this is what I started out the week doing and quickly set this project aside...unfinished...to sew!

All in all I feel pretty good about what I got accomplished in a couple days. Not working solid, but the kitchen was sure a mess all that time. grrr...my messes seem to follow me into whatever room I am in at the time. I can't seem to keep it all confined to my studio so I gave up trying. :)
Happy Friday and happy weekend. Not sure what is planned for our weekend, but I intend to make some memories. Hopefully the good kind! ha! 



22 comments:

Bente said...

I have no words. They are so beautiful. Gorgeous.

Have a nice weekend

Hugs Bente

Createology said...

Your stockings are lovely and have quite the organic look to them. Love the details of ruffles, buttons and flowers you have added. Serene sewing...

Passionate for White said...

Oh wow...they're all gorgeous and I think the rose placement you have pinned on works great. When can we expect to see these in your Etsy shop???

Jane said...

Hi Sandi,
Your stockings are beautiful!! I love the ruffled tops and the crochet edged cuff is gorgeous!
Jane

Suzann said...

Sandi,
The stockings are lovely!!!
You have been busy!!!!
Have fun!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Marydon said...

Ohhhh, Sandi, they are gorgeous! I had no idea you used white/neutral feedsack fabric to sew with .... hmmmmm!
The detail you have added is perfect.

Pink is the color for the day tomorrow, hopefully.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~
Hugs of love,
Marydon

Revi said...

Love your stockings! Your post reminded me I need to get busy - the holidays are fast approaching!
-Revi

June said...

Sandi these stockings are beautiful! I love all of them! I love how you uses the crocheted edge from the runner to make the cuff on the one. So cool, you clever girl you!

When all six of my kids were home the only place I had to sew was on the kitchen table and you should have heard Dale groan when he would see the sewing machine come out.hehe
I have so enjoyed catching up on some of the posts I have missed here lately.
make some memories my friend!
sending hugs...

Lady Farmer said...

You are such a clever girl! Love all the stockings and the stars are sweet, too!
Blesssings!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

couldn't pick my favorite one if i TRIED! J'adore them all! sigh...

Irene said...

You have BEEn busy. A true artist needs more than just studio space.

Tricia said...

Oh my, it looks like you've been busy! Everything turned out just beautiful. I am in LOVE with the stocking that has the cuff :)

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Sandi, your stockings are GORGEOUS!!! So, so beautiful....I'm so glad you dusted off that sewing machine girl!!! Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Francy (So Beautiful Things) said...

Wow, what beautiful things!
Compliments!
Bye Bye from Italy!
Francy

Marian said...

Love, LOVE, LOVE all your stockings and the stars!! You make me want to create something!!

Bee happy said...

These stockings are just so gorgeous, I would love to get one of these at the end of my bed :) well done, they are so simple but wonderful!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

A Cottage Muse said...

Sandi these are wonderful...I give them 5 stars! Hee Hee...

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Happy Holidays! ;)

Great job, Sandi!

Love the fabric rose! ♥

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

Really love these--the one with the roses is my favorite!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Sandi ~ Ohhh your stockings are so pretty!! I just love them!

Amanda Kaake said...

Everything is SO beautiful! Great job mom!

Lady Pamela said...

Such beautiful work, Sandi. I am fishting envy! (Green is NOT my colour)lol
Any plans for Etsy?