11-naughtyThis week I spent some time with my embroidery machine, beautiful velvet, and a few holiday designs. I discovered that I am not only ready to get started decorating for Christmas, but that one of my new favorite materials to embroider on is velvet – it just looks so lush when you’re finished. I’ve now decided that the next thing I need to stitch on is leather – although the design I selected (for my brother-in-law) is fairly dense so I’m not quite sure how that will stitch out… plus I’m not sure what exactly I want to do with the material once I am done stitching it (pillow? stocking? something else?). Either way, I’m crackin’ out a glass of egg nog and setting to work!

What are you all working on for holiday gift giving? I’d love to get more ideas for handmade this season!