Thursday, November 20, 2014

I've been busy....

 These are stockings I've made to sell at Grand Valley Books this year. Some are western boot shaped, and some are more traditional.
 These two (below) are not for sale. My younger grandson is a dog lover, so when he saw the silkie of the little dogs sledding he asked if he could have it. I added his name and the date, and then let his older brother choose one as well. They're just a good size to hold a gift card.

 I tried to make some of the western ones a little more masculine, so they'd be suitable for men or boys. Some of the traditional ones have non-Christmasy colors, like the one below on the left. The colors of the silkie are what I try to use to choose the fabrics and threads.
 The one below on the right is my favorite. The pine branch and pine cone stitching around the silkie is so much fun to do. It takes a lot of time and thread, but it's fun.