Hello there! Just thought I’d show you the designs I’m working on for our future needlepoint stockings. I’m really excited. So I can’t take credit for anything in these designs…I’m taking the inspired works from the opening credits of The Family Stone as my inspiration. And since they are just for my family, I’m saying it doesn’t matter. If you remember the film, the credits are displayed through intricately illustrated Christmas cards, and I took photos of each card to work from. Here are two stockings (Ethan’s and mine) that are ready for paint! I tried cutting and pasting in Photoshop but realized it would actually be easier to draw them out by hand. Imagine that! Obviously after I paint these I have the larger task of finding the threads and canvas and really begin to make them. But before I get ahead of myself, I am drawing up the designs for my sister and her fiancé and my mom and dad as well (maybe extra for distant future babies?)…I’m trying to keep the continuity in the designs by doing all the same stages as the same time.
And I kind of gave up on the Monet needlepoint. It was much more intense than I originally thought. Also, I decided I really just wanted to work on something with the holiday spirit, so that’s that. The snow has found us once again, and there is nothing I want more than to work on these holiday stocking designs. what do you think so far? Happy Friday!