This project includes smocking, so I have pleated up my piece of fabric that coordinates with my fantastically fabulous fun fabrics!
I added some beautiful lace edging to the bottom of the pleated panel. The lace is from the 1752 company. They have the most amazing laces you have EVER seen! Their website isn't much to look at, but do request a catalog if you want some unique laces that you can't find anywhere else!
When I pleated up my fabric for smocking, I had a particular smocking design in mind to use - in fact, it's a design that I just created for a project I am working on for Sew Beautiful Magazine for Christmas 2011. I then
got side-tracked decided that I wouldn't use that design because I didn't want to spoil the fun for next Christmas! So what did I do? I sat and designed another smocking plate! I told you, it doesn't take much to side-track me!
I am pretty happy with how it looks in my graph, so now the true test is in the actual smocking of the design! Stay tuned - I hope to post more of this project on my Monday Memories - the Spirit of Christmas Present Linky Party! By the way, I would LOVE for you to join in the fun on Monday by posting a link to your blog! More info on the party can be found HERE!
So, does anyone have any idea of what my Christmas project is?