Thursday, January 20, 2011

Once again...

...I would like to apologize for the lack of posts. Lately time has been sneaking away from me...and I can’t say I’m too pleased about it.
My year of maternity leave is almost up and next month I’ll be heading back to work, I can say with certainty that I’m not looking forward to it.
I would love more than anything to stay home with Sam and paint and craft and sew, but that’s not going to pay the bills. So back I go, long enough to build up my maternity leave again and then hopefully after we have number two I can stay home... what? A girl can dream right?

I’ve tackled quite a few projects over the last couple months and a wish I had been a little more consistent with my picture taking as well as my blog posting. There are so many things I want to show but I don’t know where to begin.

I guess I’ll start with Sam’s stocking.
I had hoped to make him a fancy embroidered one with robots decorating a Christmas tree but with all the other gifts I had on the go I decided to keep it simple. And by simple I mean it only took me three times longer than I had originally anticipated and my first attempt at binding looked like it had been sewn on by a sugared up preschooler with poor spatial awareness.

(this is where the photo would be had I thought to document such a horrid display of sewing butchery)

Anyhoo...these are the fabrics that I came across that I thought would make a great quilted stocking for him.
 Here’s a shot of him with the almost finished stocking.
And here’s one of it all done.
I had originally planned on doing a patchwork style but when I got the strips all sewn together and was preparing to cut them all down again I kinda liked the way it looked, so decided to keep it. Though I wish a hadn’t used the fabric in the heel and toe as stripes in the stocking...it breaks up the gradient and I think the heel and toe would have more pop if the stripes were gone.
Oh well, all in all I like it, and it was only for this year...next year he’ll get the fancy embroidered one...
I guess I should go start that now...

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