23 December 2010

Cornish Christmas Stocking - the pics

I mentioned these in an earlier post, and wanted to have something that was better than the ones in the shops which ranged from the cheap and nasty to expensively trashy.

I had a rummage around in my craft box, which has a miscellany of materials and found some black suede like fabric that I brought but never used, some black stretchy velvet fabric also came out and I hunted high and low for the ribbon which I brought last year but couldn't find it.

So a trip to the fabric shop at Lemon Quay in Truro saw me buy some cornish tartan fabric instead which I think looks attractive but you tell me what you think?

Each one is hand sewn, partly because I enjoy doing things the hard way sometimes and partly because the sewing machine is not conveniently placed at the moment. Each one takes about two days/evenings work to put together and so far I have done two due to the amount of work I have to do for my college course.


Eliza said...

Very clever, I wish I was more domesticated :-) Have a great Christmas

Hogdayafternoon said...

I do all the sewing repairs in our house! Is it because I just do it better than Mrs Hogday? Perhaps we should take a tip from Homer Simpson:

"If you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day, and do it really half-assed. That's the American way".

Asclepius said...

I'm very impressed. My crafting skills are limited to darning socks.

Jo Anne said...

Great Idea! Have you been watching Kirsy's Homemade Christams LOL