Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"Snow Faces" Pattern is Ready!

Well, that title line is a little misleading. The "Snow Faces" pattern is ready for printing. It's being printed today, so it should be ready for mailing on Monday.

My own "Snow Faces" candle mat is listed on Ebay right now. Hop over THERE to see more pictures.

This is a design that I created a few weeks ago with no intentions of making a pattern for it. Because of all the requests after seeing the finished mat, the pattern is created! I really appreciate all the feedback I get on any of my designs.

Anyway, this pattern is super easy and quick to make. The snowman faces are the background wool so the hats are positioned at the top of the scallop and all that's left to do is add the face details and you're done!

I think it would also look cute with just two alternating colors for the hats. This can easily be made with woolfelt too.

So I'm going to put another Paypal button up there on the left corner of this page. If you wish to preorder this pattern, it's a special price of $8 which includes shipping. After next Monday, the price will go up to $9.50.

If you prefer to pay by check instead of Paypal, just let me know.

Ok, now the fun stuff .....

I've finished up my Christmas Sampler candle mat. Ohhhhh , I'm so proud of this! It really turned out so much better than I had expected. I'm really not sure which one of these I like the best. I really REALLY enjoyed making this. Most candle mats are repetitive and by the time I get to the last stitches, I'm weary of looking at it.

This one has no repeats of anything, so each little design could get as many or as little different details that I felt like doing. soooo sooo fun to make.
The green wool that I used for the tree is mottled with white and makes the tree look snow-covered.
I attached real jingle bells to the candy canes. I thought about rusting the bells first, but I once I held them on the canes, I really like the sparkle and shine that they add, so they stay shiney.
I had the most fun doing the snowman. I have a little cardinal nesting in his hat and I've dangled snowflakes from his arm limbs.

So, I just need to attach the backing to it and I'll be finished with it. It will be listed on Ebay Sunday, probably. I just might keep this though. I've not decided for sure.

I probably won't be blogging much in the next few days until after Thanksgiving. My sister (Casserole Carol) and her family and my brother and his family will all be coming to our house for Thanksgiving, so I've much to prepare ... yes, the dining room will have to be cleared of all my sewing things to make room for real, live people, so that will take some time to do. I'm looking forward to Thursday simply because my house will be clean, finally. :)

Great news is that Rachel will have Thursday, Friday and part of Saturday to spend with us. She won't have to be back for Volleyball practice until Saturday at 4, so I'm pretty happy with her coach right now ...

Happy Day everyone!


Say It With Roses said...

Oh! So precious! I love the snowman faces with their little hats. Clever!
Best Wishes,

Leslie said...

They are both so adorable! Great work as always :)


Barbara said...

I just love all the little extra details you put into your work. These are just gorgeous as always! Hmmm...beginning to think I just need to put in a standing order for any/all patterns you decide to have printed for sale!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Just gorgeous, the snowman mat does look easy to do:)

Chris, my son, works at Best Buy in Greensberg if you need him.lol He would be great at computers but he said managing Best Buy is enough!
Have a great Thanksgiving with your family gathered around and glad your daughter will be home:)

paulette said...

Adorable!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Your talent is truly fantastic. So, so cute.

Good news about Rachel. I know what your going through. Do it every holiday with Dear Hubby and his job as athletic trainer at local high school and the wrestling and basketball tournaments that EVERYONE has to have over the holidays.

Darlene said...

Wonderful news about your daughter! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

I love your latest finish - it's delightfully sweet.

Kathleen said...

I just ordered the snowman faces, it's adorable. I love your new candle mat. It's so cute, I hope you offer a pattern for it, I'd love to stitch it. Where did you find the green wool with white in it? I really like that. Glad to hear your daughter will be able to spend time with you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Cathy, the snowmen penny mat is so cute! And the sampler is just amazing! You are so talented. Are you going to do a pattern for the sampler too?
Enjoy your holiday with your family!

Lisa said...

So glad your family will be home! Your snowmen are super cute!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Lisa

Anonymous said...

I must say that when I saw the original design idea for this sampler, I couldn't figure out how Cathy would pull it all together and make it pretty. I got to see this penny sampler when we visited for Thanksgiving, and it is georgeous! The detailing is incredible. The pictures on her blog don't do it justice.

Casserole Carol

PS I'm still salivating over your stuffing. It tastes so much better than mine, And I know it is the same recipe. Go figure. MAybe becasue you made it and I didn't have to.