Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sew What! Holidays Challenge Three Reveal!

This is going to be super fast! I am in the middle of moving and due to being sick last week I didn't get any scheduled posts done up. But I did get my stocking done and photographed weeks ago, thank goodness! Wanna see it? Here we go!

The challenge was a stocking and a toy if you had the time. Well, I ran out of time for the toy but I finished the stocking!I made it from recycled denim! The white jeans I turned into a skirt for  week one challenge plus some black denim from a pair of jeans I was given for the fabric. I could not be happier! Seriously, with every stage I was more and more impressed with how it all came together.
I lined it with black felt and added a vintage brooch I bought at a yardsale for a dollar. Pretty yes?
I'm sorry if the pictures are not awesome, I just didn't have time tweak the levels in Photoshop.

I hope you love it though. And if you want to make your own, stick around, sometime this week I will have the tutorial posted!

If you would like to see what Cynthia created click the button!

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Okay, thanks for your patience guys! I'll be back as soon as I have internet access, or access to the internet! ♥


Unknown said...

Very pretty, yes! love love the checkerboard effect!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

It's wonderful Melissa!! and the brooch is a really nice touch. I never thought of that.

Unknown said...

That is a ridiculously AWESOME stocking. I HAVE TO MAKE MYSELF ONE. It's gorgeous!!!!! Great work!!

And as someone who moved with two kids back in February (and the youngest was only 6 weeks then!) I totally understand and respect the stress involved. I hope it goes seamlessly for you!!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Beautiful, stunning, love it! Can't wait to see the tutorial although I think I can't make that!

P.S. Good luck with the move!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! You're moving? How exciting!

Anji* said...

Wow, that is one smart stocking! Love it :)

The SPANGLER said...

HI! I love your blog... am new to the 'blogosphere' and I cant help but admire the denim/fabric skirt in your home page banner - did you make it? It is just GORGEOUS!
Have recently attempted my own blog at:

Check it out some time if you have the time - any feedback/tips/hints are always gratefully welcomed.

Cheers :)

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mamaTAVE said...

Melissa, I am embarrassed to say that I finally finished the Holiday Challenge... All three of the crafts I did not post in time are now on my blog. Hope you have a moment to check them out. I will put them on Flicker if I find another spare moment!

When we moved into our house (I was very newly pregnant at the time) I told J this is where we will live until someone moves us out when we are old and can't fight back. Moving is a pain in every place you do not wish to hurt. Hope you are starting to feel settled now.