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« on: December 21, 2004 09:21:28 PM »

The one on the right is mine, made by my grandmother 30-something years ago. My mom's is like mine, and my dad and brother have stockings shaped more like socks.

The one on the left I made for my new niece Katie! I love family heirlooms.

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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2004 09:27:28 PM »

At first, i thought they were made in the same generation. How did you get the trimmings and shape so indentical?

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2004 10:07:39 PM »

At first, i thought they were made in the same generation. How did you get the trimmings and shape so indentical?

Heh. Funny you should ask. I really thought this would be the easiest of all my holiday craft projects - I mean, no seaming or lining or complicated techniques. Piece of cake, right?

Well, finding wool felt is not easy - I Googled and found www.achildsdream.com which is geared towards supplying Waldorf schools and home schoolers. Awesome selection of felts and craft supplies. So, on to the trims. Now, I live in New York City, where you should be able to find anything. Well, the sequins were easy. The lace, rickrack, and buttons - not so much. I went all over the garment district and the area around 6th Ave & 38th St where all the trims are and couldn't find a thing - apparently no one really makes colored laces anymore, just black or white. I started buying other ribbons and trims, thinking I would have to improvise. Finally, on my third trip to M&J Trimmings, I found a single red crochet lace that hadn't been there before - they were in the process of moving to a new space and didn't have all their stock out at first. And, they suddenly had the tiny rickrack as well! Karma! I combined that lace with another trim I found at Tinsel Trimmings on 38th to add width. The buttons I finally found at Tender Buttons and the little holly thingies came from Lee's art supplies.

Most of these stores won't mean much to folks outside of NYC, but I just had to share my adventure in crafting :-) I probably could have made it easier on myself but I got obsessed with making as close a copy as possible. (hell, I even obsessed over "Kate" vs "Katie" - she's known both ways!) The shape was easy, I just traced my stocking. Felt is pretty simple to work with.

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