Metallic Peacock Paisley with Purple Roses Christmas Stocking

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 I really love this stocking for my sister in law,Its not really visible but there is gold metallic that lines the paisley print, The blue is so bright against the black background it looks almost like it is black lighted.  It is fully lined in purple rose fabric with french seams. This stocking is closest to the decor I saw in my fever dream, in a two story brownstone boutique.

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My Hand-Sewn Ring Bearers Pillow

2013-03-20-190802Creating my own wedding accessories  has been a bit stressful, but very rewarding when they are completed. I am having a peacock color wedding, (minus the peacock feathers since my friend has  convinced me they are bad luck,) because my fiance has green eyes and I have blue. I found this beautiful satiny fabric at joanns and after a great sale took home 2 yards of it. This fabric was labeled as a tie dye even though I think that doesn’t  do it justice.2013-03-12-183050Swirls of chartreuse, teal, royal purple, cobalt blue and emerald green

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with small flecks of gold flake

I took a 19” x 24” rectangle piece of fabric and after pinking all edges sewed the 19” edges together with a 1” seam, to make a tube. I then made a  drawstring  on both ends, stuffed them then drew the two ends tightly.

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I took two matching, mother-of- pearl flake buttons and attached them with the cord to cover the small gap that cinching it created.  I then stitched the two buttons together  with ribbon  to hold the top and bottom together. I also took 1/8” ribbon and made a tassel and attached it to the bottom

2013-03-20-190533Its final dimension is 4” high with a 8” diameter