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Hello, and thanks for stopping in. I am an artist/graphic designer with a passion for making pretty things.

As well as being pretty, my stockings let me indulge a life-long love for anything fairy-related (thus the elf toe, my signature feature). And... I love the fact that I am positively unlimited in what I can do with these little creations. They can be fancy-ornate or "sweet new baby" style or whatever I happen to be inspired by at the time. The only requirement is that they need to be pretty.... and I hope you'll agree that they are.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN
I have a granddaughter and last Christmas, I searched the city, looking for some truly pretty stockings for her. I found some nice stockings, but none that met my expectations, so I decided to make my own - and this project made a fantastic impression! My granddaughter loved…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 29
  • Joined March 17, 2012

Favorite materials

satin, velvet, designer cottons, anything sheer or sparkley, blank sheets of watercolour paper, my palette, fairies, pearls, jewels, computers

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About

Hello, and thanks for stopping in. I am an artist/graphic designer with a passion for making pretty things.

As well as being pretty, my stockings let me indulge a life-long love for anything fairy-related (thus the elf toe, my signature feature). And... I love the fact that I am positively unlimited in what I can do with these little creations. They can be fancy-ornate or "sweet new baby" style or whatever I happen to be inspired by at the time. The only requirement is that they need to be pretty.... and I hope you'll agree that they are.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN
I have a granddaughter and last Christmas, I searched the city, looking for some truly pretty stockings for her. I found some nice stockings, but none that met my expectations, so I decided to make my own - and this project made a fantastic impression! My granddaughter loved it and I received many inquiries from family and friends who wanted a really fancy stocking.

MATERIALS
The fabrics that I use are those that appeal to me as I wander around the shops - and that's almost always because of their colour. The rest of the "ingredients" come from my stash, which is constantly being replenished from an infinite variety of sources: vintage shops, flea markets, garden sales, used items, dollar store, my mother's attic, and so on. Which means more fun for me!

CREATING
The process for making each of these pretty stockings is long and very labour intensive, because each one is unique and creativity can't be hurried, and every stocking has a new idea, and new ideas have to be developed. But the end result is worth it.

THE WORLD NEEDS PRETTY GIFT STOCKINGS
I make lovely useless fairy footware for invisible creatures, and I sell them to hold precious gifts for the people you love. That seems worthwhile to me..

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