Seems "Jingle" might be a recurring theme for me for this holiday season...
I love the connotations of it; it just sounds happy and bright, and I am finding it creeping into my thoughts more and more.
And it's creeping into my designs too, at least, my design ideas - the brain is working far faster than the fingers these days!
This is the start of a cone I am making that will eventually hold some greenery. The lace is from our trip to France, and in keeping with my new-found theme, I've added an old brass jingle bell to the tip. I just have to decide on what to use for a hanger.
The linen is a beautiful dove-grey, which matches the lace perfectly - oh how I wish I had bought more of that lace... it's the most beautiful taupey-grey (spell check is insisting that taupey isn't a word, and that grey is spelled wrong - spell check just can't deal with creative people!)
The stocking above is made with a deeper taupe linen, accented with a torn ruffle and a silver button.
I have several different stocking, in various sizes and stages of completion. I tried taking pictures of them today but the light was terrible and the angle was wrong - they looked completely out of proportion and sickly - delete, delete, delete. I'm thinking I'm just going to have to give up and go outside to take them, and as there is snow that doesn't seem to want to melt, the pictures might even look festive.
It's two weeks now to my Sale and I am in high gear - late nights, and piles and heaps everywhere. Blurry eyes and sore fingers, fabric everywhere... I'm in heaven!