May 2012 Newsletter:
How do I get such perfectly cut round circles cut for my snowmen hats?
I'm still trying to get some new things designed but thought I would share a wonderful idea that will save you time.
I buy these "already" perfectly cut out circles from a wonderful lady Deb. With the hundreds of little black felt hats I make for all the small snowmen, these are such a time saver.
I use the 1-1/4" size regular black kunin felt, but she also cuts these in Wool Felt.
These work great for all the little snowmen that have the rolled top hats and cut out circle brims.
When I make a big batch of ornies using the circle brims I grab my bag of already cut circles, and I don't have to fuss with cutting them myself!
You can find her on Etsy.
email Deb at:
(***Please read note below!)
and tell her you want the black 1-1/4" felt circles.
They cost around .10 each and once you start using them you will NEVER want to cut your own.
I just grab my bag of already cut circles every time I work on the small snowmen hats.
She also cuts other sizes and shapes and colors!
Believe me, these are great and such a time saver!
***If you want more quantity than what is listed in Deb's etsy then PLEASE ask her for a special listing with exactly what you want OR you will end up paying too much for shipping by checking out multiple times!
***Mention "Country Friends" when you order and Deb will send you 15 FREE circles with your order! and 10 FREE circles with any re-order
OK, ití April and I havenít been able to create any ďSpringĒ designs L
So, maybe I will try on the summer and Halloween. Sometimes itís really difficult to think up something totally different from everyone else.
I am stuck in a rut and canít get out!! So in the meantime I am building my inventory for my Fall craft show.
If anyone has any great ideas on what they would like to see for a NEW design please let me know.
This melting snowman is one of Jaime's patterns called Melt Away Max (go to www.country-whims.com), except for a few changes that I made. I added a little "I'll be back someday" sign too. If you want directions for the changes I made along with the pdf for the little sign, e-mail me and ask for "MeltingSnow" in the subject line! I made 150 of them and sold them all for $5.00 each.
I had the BEST show ever for sales this year!
Chauncy (pictured below) was a great seller sitting on the candle ring with lights, everything sitting on the springs sold well, anything with lights.
I have more pictures on my facebook page if you want to check them out.
After I clean up my sewing room, I'm going to get started on some new patterns! I've got alot of cleaning to do as all crafter's will understand since I've been putting this off for months.
This is a much bigger version of pattern #858 Frost on the Punkin. It sits on a 12" grapevine wreath with Spanish Moss and a string of 20 lights and some rusty stars. There are 2 Black birds (I purchased years ago somewhere????) and a large Thanksgiving Tag. Price $32.00 (This thing used up ALOT of stuffing!) I cut the fabric approx. 15" x 36" in case you want to try this.
OCTOBER FREEBIE: For the large size Thanksgiving Tag, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ask for "October Freebie" in the subject line. Available only as a pdf file.
I've been busy and not keeping up with my Newsletter page....sorry for that. If you go to my Facebook page you can see some of the things I've been working on.
I wanted to get my new "Lucky New Year Snowman" ornie pattern out so you have time to make some before your next craft show. People will love the vintage images of Pigs, four-leaf clovers, horseshoes, that will bring Good Luck and prosperity in the New Year! These make simple and quick gift ideas for teachers too.