[Images via B. Viz]
A good thing just got better.
For years I've sung the praises of Louisiana-based designer and textile collector Rebecca Vizard's mini Christmas stockings. Using fragments of vintage and antique suzanis, Fortuny, and other trims and textiles, seamstresses in St. Joseph handstitch the stockings based on Rebecca's designs. I typically hide clues in mine, as part of annual holiday game, but they can hold all sorts of things. Most people probably use them simply as gorgeous ornaments on the tree. But now there's no need to wait until the holidays. Rebecca has created versatile 4" x 4.5" suzani pouches to bring out throughout the year. Think Thanksgiving dinner (a pouch at each person's plate), birthdays, showers, gift wrap...well, you get the idea.