Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stockings Of Joy Pattern = Almost Ready!

Oh, it's been such a busy few days. I've finished up this candle mat, taken the picture for the pattern front and now I'm getting it all ready to send out to the printers. Here's the finished "Stockings of Joy" candle mat. I'm going to offer this pattern as a presale, just like I did for the "Let It Snow" pattern. If you'd like to purchase the pattern, just click on the Paypal "BUY NOW" button up there in the top left corner. Make sure that you're clicking on the "Stockings of Joy" button then Paypal will take you through the process of paying.

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!

9 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I love how your pennies come out. I do mostly prim, but for certain people I want to get a nice finished look. I need to do one up today for a swap, so hopefully I can get it the way I want.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your patterns! I ordered the snowman mat and am almost finished making it. Can't wait to receive this one too! Thanks so much!!
Barbara

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love your patterns too! I'm new to stitching and need to know where to buy the wool like you used in the stocking mat. If I could get the correct materials, I would buy the pattern.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Cath, this really is a beautiful piece! So much detail and I know you always give your pieces such wonderful little extras. It's amazing!

Tolentreasures said...

Beautiful candle mat! You have such great design ideas. I love to see what you come up with!

Cathy

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

How cute your candle mat turned out! Those donuts look heavenly!!

Carrie P. said...

the little details are so great on this candle mat. love them.

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