Friday, December 9, 2011

Xmas project just for fun

Every once in a while I like to do a project that is out of my comfort zone or realm of skills. It helps to respark the creative flow when the well seems to have run dry. This time, I created this xmas stocking out of leather, fur and a sash I had in my stock of materials initially intended for artwork, and left over material from a dress I made a couple summers ago. (OK, so I know the material for the lining isn't very xmassy but, overall, the stocking is a bit of a mish-mash of cultures anyway.) I painted the florals on the front in acrylic. Anyway, for someone with less than adequate sewing skills, I think I pulled this one off quite nicely and I like it. It's now hanging on my front door. :)