As I said in a recent post, I joined the Stocking Stuffer Swap on the Cricut Circle Message Board last month. My secret partner was the hostess of the swap, Sherry, and I wanted to make a special stocking for her. She likes butterflies, so I went searching for an embroidery file with a Christmas design with butterflies. My first stop was Embroidery Library, because I knew I would surely find something I liked on this site. And I was not disappointed. I chose their Feliz Flutterby Winter Rose pattern for my stocking, which I made using a Simplicity pattern (that I enlarged in both width and length). The fabric is a brocade from JoAnn and I used three different metallic threads for some of the swirls and snowflakes.
I love all the baubles hanging from the stocking. The bow is my first attempt at using my Bow-it-All from Zutter. I really like how easy it was to make, once I figured out how to tie off the bow correctly. I made a double bow with three loops, using organza ribbon.
Here’s a close-up of the embroidery.