yes, it's been a couple of weeks since posting but we were busy visiting The Fam down in Florida & then getting our Christmas on at the house! i decided to revive an old tradition of my mom's - putting the decor up right after turkey day! but since we were in FL for turkey, it had to wait until this past weekend. but i am proud to say i have all my holiday goodies up & time yet to create more if i choose. yeah me!
and on that note, i spent Saturday working on a project that i actually meant to do for last year - new doggie stockings. i had never really been a fan of the 1st two iterations of stocking for our kids & had planned to make new ones last year. in true ME fashion, i bought all the supplies and......they sat! so after putting up all my decorations last Friday, i was hanging the existing stockings & remembered those supplies sitting in the box. out they came & to work i went! i got my Pinspiration from this
my colors are a bit different - i went with a dark brown trim, but here's how it all went down! i started by free handing the paw pattern (my printer refused to cooperate). i'm also
then more hand stitching with the embroidery floss down one side & up the other. without stopping or cutting the floss, then stitch across the opening side of the front, then the opening side of the back. obviously if you just stitch across, you'll stitch it closed & that's okay if your "kids" have been bad & you have no intention of filling their stockings - hear that Baxter, no more drinking out of the toilet!!!