Just in time to start decorating, I finally put the finishing touches on my holiday stocking! I may have gone a little bit overboard with the details, but she just wouldn’t have looked right without the fancy cardigan and ugly gold glasses.
Here’s a look at the full stocking.
Each tree was individually decorated, and all of the details are hand sewn. I made the garland for the first tree by stitching twisted embroidery floss in place in irregular loops. Next, in a nod to my deep love of all things crafty, I sprinkled the second tree with colorful buttons straight from my stash. For the final tree, I added a little bit of sparkle with a handful of giant pearlescent seed beads.
To make sure that my snowlady would end up looking like me, it was all about the details. I created an itty bitty version of my signature gold glasses out of felt, then added some embroidered eyelashes and lipstick to make my original snowman pattern a bit more feminine. I also added a fitted cardigan, then used miniature white seed beads for the buttons and about 75 tiny french knots for the embellishments around the neckline.
Aren’t they a cute couple? I can’t wait to hang them around the fireplace!
(In case you missed it last week, you can get to know Mr. Snowman a little bit better over here.)
I made my snowman mini-me by customizing the printable snowman stocking pattern that I wrote for craftzine.com. You can get started on your own by downloading the pattern for free on CRAFT!