Presale price for this pattern is $8.00 which includes shipping, even up there to my wonderful Canadian friends. After the pattern is printed, the price will include the shipping cost.
I hoping that the pattern will be printed and ready for shipping by next Monday, at the latest.The lighting was bad this morning so I had to use a flash on this to show the details. Don't let those details scare you from purchasing this. This candle mat is soooo well worth taking the time for the details. This is made with 100% wool, but it can easily be made with Woolfelt too. Basic embroidery stitching is all that is needed ... blanket stitch, stem stitch and some french knots here and there.
I've also suggested in the pattern that other things can be used to "fill" the stockings. I've found some cute little Christmas buttons in shapes of candy canes, hearts and gingerbread men that would look nice on the stockings. Also little cinnamon sticks would look really cute in the stockings too.
I hope Rachel doesn't mind me telling this story and if she's does, names will be changed to protect the ...
well ... I'll just change the names, ok?
Last year, Rachel needed a Christmas gift to give to her boyfriend's parents. She loved that family and they treated her like she was part of their family so naturally, she wanted to give them something extra special as a gift.
I offered to make her a candle mat to give to them. She really liked that idea, which REALLY surprised me .. she normally doesn't pay much attention to the things that I make, so for her to like the idea of giving her second family something that I made pretty much showed me that she does have a certain appreciation for what I do.
I showed her pictures of all the candle mats that I"ve made over time and gave her a choice of whichever one she wished. There were LOTS to pick from, but she chose this one over all the rest.
I was secretly hoping that she would pick this one. So I made this candle mat and she purchased a candleholder and candle to go along with it and that was their extra special present from her last year.
It does make a wonderful gift for someone extra special, so keep that in mind too.
Ok, enough of the selling. I'm not good at selling things, preferring just to let the pictures do the selling for me, so I'm WAAAAY out of my comfort zone writing about how nice this mat is. I'm shutting up now. :)
Happy Day everyone!