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Christmas in Progress

This past weekend I got started on my Christmas Garland.

While I haven’t found holiday sequins, I already love making this project. It’s so fun to feel like I’m stitching in my grandmother’s footsteps.  After playing with lots of fonts in Illustrator, I opted for tracing my grandmother’s garland by hand rather than using a new font.  It is perfectly narrow and proportioned for the garland.

Since I love simplicity, I kind of like the very subtle look of the sequin I’ve got here.  I’m going to sew a few on with beads and see if I am happy with the result.

I will post a downloadable template for the garland as soon as I’m able to scan the letters and make them presentable.

I was able to get my pinking shears with a 40% off coupon from JoAnns bringing them to around $12.  They are Fiskars Pinking Shears and I am pleased at how well they cut- nice and sharp.

Already the shears are worth their weight in gold as I started another project this weekend with them….

I started making new Christmas stockings.  They are very similar to the garland as they are inspired by the 1950′s style of felt and sequins.

I love all the scope for the imagination with a project like this.  I have felt snowflakes still to cut out and I love the addition of sequins.   I’m still not sure about the pompoms…  I also know this project won’t be complete without some embroidery to make the face and buttons and even some additional snowflakes.

I’ve designed a gingerbread man and candy stocking and an angel with a candle (still in the rough stages of design.)

I ask myself… why didn’t I start these projects in July?  Someday when I’m wiser I will, but for now, better late than never.

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