I've been making Christmas Stockings for almost 30 years now. It is my belief that Father Christmas has a special place in his heart for tiny surprises.
Lately I've been doing more writing than sewing, but I can’t seem to quell my passion for vintage fabrics.
The stockpile keeps growing, you’d think I’d keep sewing! Anything you can stick a needle through is fair game for sox -- oh yeah, and there's the glue gun too.
England is my very favorite place to shop. Those Brits have amazing antique fabrics! And, from India-- saris are fantastic to create with!! Embroidered-beaded-jeweled-sequined. YUMMY!
My Creative Process
Stage 1 - Mind Splat & Vision
Stage 2 - Select Background
Stage 3 - Select Lining
Stage 4 - Design and Construction
Stage 5 - Final Product
2 children's Sox incorporating family treasures:
Grandma's Holiday placemats, Grandma's charm bracelet,
Great Grandpa's Medical Assoc. Pin, Great Aunt's crochet snowflakes and doilies
Materials and Work Space
540 Sq. ft - with much table space, wonderful natural lighting,
and supplies that are visually accessible
These free-standing metal candelabras I found at Ross make fantastic ribbon holders for my workshop!
Vintage sari borders from India - They are exquisite!!!!
I love working with old needlepoint.