It has been a L·O·N·G 6 weeks since my hand surgery.
It sure feels ·SO· much longer, but I’m happy to have at least that much time -and healing- behind me as I adapt to all kinds of new “normals.”
Like how everything touching my finger either feels like super coarse sand paper or razor blades trying to hurt me further, or how incredibly painful it is because of the swelling AND trying to bend it again AND because my clutzy-self keeps bumping it into everything imaginable!
It’s also shorter now…hmm…because of the screw?
I am SO happy to finally jump back into at least a “soft” project—like sewing!
I’ve begun working on some Christmas stockings for an upcoming Holiday show. Looking around pintrest for some inspiration, I keep coming back to this beauty! (*can’t seem to find the original creator though)
I have all kinds of textural scrap leftovers from other projects ~grain sacks, linen~ I only needed to buy some pleated trim (too lazy to make my own).
I may –or may not– add some graphic transfers or extra embellishments since they look pretty –plain– too! We’ll see!
Here are my first four…
I made a template from some larger-sized blank stencil sheets. It’s a firm pattern to use for consistent sizes AND you can see fabric prints through it. (I accidentally bought white sheets this time~ooops!)
…to all you non-sewers!
I still need to add the loops they will hang by, and make the decision~
to embellish or
not to embellish!
That is the question!
I’ve been playing with grain sacks and linen, and pleated cotton & grosgrain trim,
as well as vintage laces from my collections/stashes.