Well, I haven't been blogging all summer, but what can I say? Traveling every weekend and some weekdays to horse shows, working on Jewelry, and working to get ready for the Country Living Fair just kept me hopping.
I decided to pull out the stockings I started on last winter and finish them up. Now that they are completed, I cannot figure out how to make the pictures upright. I turn them in my picture folder, and they still come out sideways. There must be a way!
I made my stocking using slightly waffled natural felt with a little flecking in it. Two of them have crows feet edge stitching with vintage silk thread and multitoned cord.
I used parts of a vintage sweater on two stockings. This one has a patch of angora covered with shiney barrel beads and seed pearls. I added the pearl buttons from the sweater as another accent, Vintage fringe tops the sock.
The sweater hem became a button top for this stocking.
Although I enjoyed making each one, this piece turned out to be my favorite with large brass buttons at the top, vintage lace and doiley, and multicord edging.
And thats not all; I've been crocheting hats too. This youth hat will fit a young girl to preteen. It's very soft and colors great for accessorizing. You can find this hat and my stockings on my Etsy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/countrycharisma . Now I have a season of catching up to do! Can't wait to see what wonderful crafting and decor you have all been up to. This weekend I decorate the house, so will update you with that. And if anyone know how to turn your pictures upright, please tell me. I am using a canon rebel XT.