Apologies for the extended hiatus! There is a very good reason – I promise 🙂 I gave birth to a beautiful daughter in early November and since then my time for crafting has been somewhat……limited?!
So the blog may have to take a back seat while I tackle being a full time mummy, more because I have less time to create new things for you than anything else.
Having said that, I’ve been working on this Christmas stocking for the past few months and I finally finished it! I was super worried that I wouldn’t get it finished in time so I’m pretty pleased that it’s done & it’s still November (just)!
I purchased the kit from here though it looks like she may have sold out of this particular one.
I have to say that although I enjoyed making the stocking very much, the kit wasn’t the greatest. It was supposed to include everything you needed to make the project, but I found that quite a few of the embroidery threads ran out before I finished the project, so I had to go out and buy more. Also, the threads were all supposed to have 6 strands, but several of mine only had 5. Again, it meant I had to buy more floss.
Once the cross stitch was completed, I hand stitched it to the backing fabric, then I used some iron-on interfacing on the back of the cross-stitch to hide all the threads and to protect them from getting caught on any of the presents I put inside.