Saturday, September 10, 2011

“Stuffed Turkey!” New Pattern!


stuffedturkey 600 The finished size of the beauty is 14” round. 

Those turkeys just make me smile.  We have a lot of wild turkeys in our area and I’m always amazed that something so big and heavy can get itself up off the ground and fly. But they do!  They look like bombs falling from the sky when they land too … I’ve been scared a few times while driving to see a turkey bomb landing along the side of the road.

But these turkeys aren’t flying anywhere.  They’re stuffed full!

It’s a lot of stitching and all the wool along with the detailed stitching makes this a really nice heavy mat. 

I recommend 100% wool to make this but woolfelt can be substituted for any or all of the wool requirements. 

Pattern price is a special $8.50 for the next few days. After that, the price will go up to the regular price of 9.50.  This price includes shipping for US and those super friendly Canadians.  (I love Canadians :) Just click up there on the left to order and Paypal pay.

I will have wool kits available too. Unfortunately, I’m completely out of the wool that I need for this.  I’ll get my Woolrich wool order delivered Monday for sure so wool kits will be ready to go by the end of next week once I get it all dyed and ready.  More info about this in the next few days.

Don’t want to use Paypal?  I accept personal checks!  Just email me and I’ll give you my mailing address.

Do you like E-Patterns instead of mailed patterns?

I have that available too!

Go to my Pattern Mart site HERE

Or go to my Pattern Cupboard site HERE  to order the E-Pattern.



Happy Day everyone!

Friday, September 9, 2011

I Made a Turkey! New Design Soon!

Last year, I had several requests to do a turkey candle mat. 
I spent quite a bit of time drawing out and stitching a really nice turkey mat and it turned out beautiful!  There was a problem with it though … and it was  a BIG problem.  I couldn’t get a good picture of it for the front of the pattern because I made it with muliple dark colors.
I just couldn’t get the picture to show the details, so I gave up, thinking that I’ll do another one for this year using different, lighter colors.
I can’t bring myself to making another one though.  It wasn’t fun for me to make to begin with because it was basically 8 turkeys in a circle. They had no personality. 
I sat down last week and gave my turkey some personality….
It was inspired by my Crows in my “Those Blasted Crows” design…
crows600 But yet different….
As I was stitching it, I got the comment from hubby …. “it looks like the crow” …. I didn’t listen to him.
Then I got the comment from my 4 1/2 year old grandson,
“It looks like the crow, granma”. 
I didn’t listen to him either. 
My best designs came from not listening to the comments while I’m stitching. *chuckle*
This is my turkey with personality….
Introducing: Stuffed Turkey!
stuffedturkey 600 I should have the pattern ready to sell tomorrow so come back if you wish to make this for yourself!

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