"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I did do craftiness this weekend...I did, I did ;)

Hello there!! Been a while since I've posted!! Things were so crazy leading up to Thanksgiving - we hosted for the first time ever - AND my sister-in-law and nieces came to join us from New York. So, needless to say, it was a busy few weeks.

Anywho... Did you get last month's Scrapbooks Etc. issue??? If you did, you may have noticed something pretty cool – NO I HAVE NOT BEEN PUBLISHED :(. But I saw these super cute little paper stockings on a random page & decided that I NEEDED to make some for my office. Here’s a looksie at the finished product (and Kathy's head there to the right ;) oopsie).
There were no instructions, and I have no clue who actually made them, so I was on my own as far as making them. I started off by making a template on the copy machine at 200%. I traced/cut the (copied) stocking out as a whole and cut that out on black DCWV paper. For added dimension, I cut off the top of it and made a template with that as well. Then I grabbed my Christmas paper of choice this year, Basic Grey - Jovial - and went to town. I used my sewing machine to stitch the stockings - leaving a hole at the top, stuffed it with plain old tissues, then sewed around the top piece as well and glued them together using my glue of choice, Glossy Accents. We are a small office of 5 - 2 attorneys and 3 secretaries/legal assistants, so I didn’t have to go crazy. Here's a closer look of each individual stocking:

I finished them off with Papertrey Ink buttons, American Crafts Thickers (for the names), handmade flowers of different sorts, and bakers twine from The Twinery. I have to say it, I’m in love with them!!!! So much so, that I’m working on something else that I will share tomorrow of Thursday!! Hope you likesey - I'd love to hear what you think ;). Happy Tuesday!!


  1. Heather, these are so beautiful! Oh my gosh, wow! You are one super-talented lady. Love the papers you used, too. Basic Grey's Jovial is one of my favorite christmas collections ever.

    Great job! Can't wait to see what else you're working on!

  2. Absolutely stunning! Wowza! I just love them!