Cats, Embroidery, etsy shop

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Handmade StockingsStockings for myself and my furry friends.

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, two creatures were stirring as they’d heard a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, each hand-made…and covered in cat hair.

Handmade Stockings with CatFerdinand loves his stocking and his new goldfish toy.

This post welcomes the newest addition to Pink Toe Press‘ holiday line-up: Custom Pet Stockings. These stockings are hand-made with love and care using felt and embroidery threads. The stockings you see in this posting were made for my two cats. Customers are able to personalize the colors of the stocking from available felt colors to match the color fur of their pets. Hand-embroidered and embellished with vintage buttons and ric-rac, these stockings are a must-have for any pet lover!

Handmade StockingsThe two design options: Realistic fur colors; Festive bright colors.

Currently, there are two color options available: Realistic Fur Colors and Festive Bright Colors. Each will have a plain backing with most embellishments saved for the front of the stocking. Designs are reversible and can be hung either way.

Merry Christmas!

Artwork, Fiber Arts, New Artwork, Sewing

Retro Style Apron

Apron sewn by yours truly.
Apron sewn by yours truly.

A little while ago I sewed a fun retro style apron using some fabrics that my sister helped me pick out. As someone who cooks most meals from scratch, the thought of having a nice, durable yet stylish apron is very appealing to me. I’ve ruined countless T-shirts and sweaters while cooking. I also have been in need of an apron for painting as I have ruined almost as many shirts with paints as I have sauce… so I figured now would be the perfect time to solve both problems! Since I was designing a set of recipe cards for my sister for Chirstmas, It made the most sense to gift the apron and recipe box to her. Although, I did take it for a test run first and made a batch of cookies with it. Perfection!

The apron is two sided and can be worn either way, this also makes for a safer apron, providing protection from heat and cold. There are pockets on the front of the apron that are large and pleated, and they can fit all manner of painting or cooking utensils within them. The straps on the neck and waist are long and leave enough room to tie a simple knot or a bow. It is adjustable so it can fit cooks or artists in a variety of sizes.

Apron sewn by yours truly
Apron sewn by yours truly

Attention to Detail:

The top of the apron on the front side is quilted and there is detailing and ricrac on both the front and flip-side. Over 2 yards of ricrac were used on this apron! The neck ties and waistband are also quilted, giving the ties a visual appeal and extra durability.

This is a nice, durable apron that can withstand cooking, cleaning, painting, washing and more! I look forward to making more aprons and having them available in my Etsy Shop. Stay tuned for more photos of new aprons as they are completed.