Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"Snow Faces" Snowman Design

Wow, such a tremendous response to my patterns. Thank you everyone!
Brenda, from Pumpkin Patch Primitives, sold out of all the kits that she had for sale on her site for my "Let It Snow" pattern. She's kitting more and the waiting list is growing for the next restocking. Go to her website HERE to preorder my "Let It Snow" kitted pattern. Just want the pattern? Order up there in the top left corner of my page.

In other good news: a local shop, Covered Bridge Needlearts, is now carrying my patterns too.

This shop is my very first Brick and Mortar store that I've approached. The shop has special significance not only because it's the closest shop to where I live, but it's also located in the quaint little town of Bridgewater, where I grew up! The building where the shop is located used to be a beer distributer way back then.
Of course, it's been completely renovated and converted into the cute shop it is now. Shelley, the owner, was very happy to see me and was really helpful with suggestions and ideas about the possibility of future projects.

Coincidently, Rhonda, from theoldestonehouse just happened to stop in the store after I had left my patterns and samples. Rhonda spotted my samples and recognized them instantly. Too bad we missed each other but I'm sure our paths will cross sometime soon.

Ok, so this new design, I decided to call "Snow Faces" . It's not exactly how I originally imagined it to turn out ... but it sure turned out cute!

See the snowface with the off-white hat? I was planning to make all the snowfaces with hats of that color. After I had sewn on two faces with hats, I could tell ... ugh... "this is going to be bland". I wanted to have a sorta white on white kind of design, but this obviously was not working.

So I set it aside for a day, looking at it every once in while, waiting for an idea to come into my head of what to do to it.
Since I really liked the texture of that wool for the hats, I decided to dye that wool three different colors to make those little guys more festive. Much better now with color, doncha think?

I added some little tassles to their hats by rolling up some frayed-edged wool strips and stitching them on.
This will go up on Ebay Thursday night.

I also made a little gingerbreadman pillow. I think I'll hang onto this one for myself. I like gingerbreadmen ... and I like the contrast of the ginger brown color against that deep red. I have some ideas for designs and this little pillow is just a sample of what's to come. :)

For those of you who haven't yet commented for a chance to win this pretty "Stockings of Joy" candle mat, go HERE to comment and enter for a chance. The drawing for this will be tomorrow night, (Wednesday, the 18th) at 10pm est.
I'll announce the winner on Thursday morning.
Happy Day Everyone!


Darlene said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love these designs. The sweetest and cutest I've ever seen.

CC said...

This little piece is a work of art..it's gorgeous.

Kathleen said...

I love your 2 new designs. I hope you offer the pattern one day. Best of luck!

Carlie said...

The snowman faces are so sweet! Of course I like all of your designs. I am not surprised all your patterns sold...they are wonderful.

WoolenSails said...

Your new one is so cute with those faces.
I spent tonight working on one for a present, took me more time trying to get the layout right, but now I can relax and stitch.


Quilt Hollow said...

Your designs are just lovely. I visited you a few days ago and did put your giveaway on my side bar...have a feeling some activity should have come your way. :-)
I'll visit often.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Goodness - that sure put a smile on my face. Saw you mentioned on Darlene's blog ..... this is my first visit, sure glad I followed the link.

Cara said...

These are all so amazing! I never really thought I'd "cheat" on my quilting but this may tempt me lol.

Carrie P. said...

That snowman candle mat is darling and I just love the pillow too.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Those snowmen are adorable!

SDQuilter said...

I would love to see you sell the pattern for Snow Faces, too. I think they are wonderful.