The closer we get to the holidays the better evenings are holed up in my craft room. Some sewing sounds much nicer than hurrying through busy high street shops.
These lined stockings are simple to sew. Each uses just two fat quarters of fabric so they’re great for stash busting. As a novice I was nervous about the curved seams. Just remember to take it slow, pivot around the needle, and snip the seam allowance.
If you don’t have a stocking pattern, you can use my free printable pattern below!
What better way to blow the dust away from this blog than to tell you all what I’ve been up to recently? I love sneaking a peek into other peoples’ crafty lives. (And if social media’s popularity has anything to say about it, so does just about everyone!) Being nosy is just part of the human condition.
Can you feel the pressure of the holidays yet? I’ve been practising techniques I want to put to use in my own Christmas decor this year. My latest make was a ruffle-edged panel curtain to practise (you guessed it!) sewing ruffles. Away from my desk I’ve been getting more and more passionate about cooking and baking, too. I’m cooking a (hopefully) romantic Christmas dinner for two and that means lots of recipe testing.
Where am I currently finding my inspiration?
I’m focusing on deliberate consumption. Pinterest is strictly an indulgent treat. Instead of photos (that don’t tell you much about the effort involved) I’m focusing on the people who do work I aspire to do.
Making isn’t always straightforward. A lot of my projects (especially the ones I design from scratch!) are bumbled through. It’s a journey, not a process. There’s always more to learn, even if some things are easy to pick up: take it slow, measure twice, and check colours in daylight!
Here are some of the other lessons I’ve learnt from crafting.
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I'm Anna. Handmade is a bit part of my life and here I'm sharing tutorials, techniques, and a hefty dose of opinion about crafting in the modern world. Read more about me here.
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