Friday, November 28, 2014

thankful sale and talismans!

 I do hope you're enjoying a warm and happy end to this week. I wanted to take this moment to let you know how deeply grateful I am to be able to share this space with you for all of these years- what an amazing community of friends you all are! I think of you as I slip outside with my camera… as I try out new recipes… and always when I make something!
And I've just made something for all of us who follow our creative passions and want to wear what we love close to our heart… here are the first three of my line of Talismans- Tools of the Trade.
 Each side is a tiny reproduction of my hand carved stamps. The sewing machine reverses to scissors, as you recall. The yarn ball has a sheep on its other side and the camera has a roll of film (for all of us nostalgics). You can see more pics and read about each one in my shop where they are now available to purchase. And while you're there- I'm having an incredible sale! My tried and true patterns are all half off and my book is 20% off! These prices will last through the weekend. All are wonderful ideas for holiday gift giving.  Visit my shop here.

Thanks again for all of your love, encouragement support! 

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  1. I LOVE the designs for those talismans. I also think that it's great that they look so much like they are made from ceramic when they're not :)

  2. Hi,
    Thank you for this wonderful sale. I would like to purchase a pattern for the buckets, but have a few questions, if you don't mind.
    One, is this pattern good for a beginner? I can sew simple bags and skirts, but not much beyond that.
    Two, can it be make with other heavy weight fabric, such as denim?
    Three, am I correct that the square buckets come in four sizes, but the round in two sizes?

    Thanks a bunch.

    I appreciate it.

    1. Hi Chrisoula,
      Sorry I couldn't get back to you until the end of the day. Feel free to convo me in my shop if you'd sill like a pattern and I'll give you the discounted price. Answers: The patterns are both great for a beginner with some skills. You sound like you have quite a few! Any fabric can be used, but the heavier it is- the sturdier they will be. You are correct in the sizing of the buckets.

  3. I ordered the nesting buckets last night. Your long detailed directions are wonderful. I think I'll be able to figure it out. Thanks a bunch.

  4. The necklaces are great! I may or may not have freaked out for a second because I thought the poor soul wearing them had some really uncomfortable looking dry skin....and then I realized it was a mannequin. Anywho, lovely as always :)