Monday, May 30, 2016

From My Workbench...

I made a pair of bell bottoms for the Hippie Santa.  The denim was recycled from an old dress.  The dress was out of style, but the fabric was still in great shape.  The floral trim was from my mom’s old sewing box and hand appliquéd to the lower edge.  The lace trim was taken from pillowcases that had seen better days.  I just couldn’t bear to throw the lace away. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hippie Santa WIP

I've begun to work on a Hippie Santa doll.  I used Shisha embroidery, couching, straight stitches, lazy daisy stitches and buttons to embellish his wool felt vest.  The edges were trimmed with up and down buttonhole stitches.  The peace sign was cut from embossed craft felt and sewn by hand to the back.  Embroidering on wool felt is pure joy!