Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sean's Camping Party

So my little man Sean turned 8 a little over a week ago and to celebrate his birthday this year we had a camping party. Now anyone who knows me will tell you that I am not a camper, but cute backyard camping is something I can totally get into! Here is Sean sitting in front of his "campfire."
My husband Derrick made these little tents for the kids to hang out in. They were very popular! We had his friends over in the evening to watch a movie, so you see the movie screen in the back.
Isn't this just the cutest cake?! I found some inspiration from some cakes online and had this cake made for Sean. And that's Luke, our golden retriever, next to him!
In addition to the cake we had a S'Mores Bar - because what's a campout without some s'mores?
And here I am with the birthday boy :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Vintage Christmas

As many of you already know, I absolutely adore the pink and blue Christmas palate, and this new design is my homage to that vintage style. Vintage Christmas is one of those pieces that I love as a complete design, but that also works really well broken up into smaller pieces that you can turn into ornaments and other "smalls."

This pattern will be shipping to distributors mid- November along with January Cottage, and you can check my website around that time for complete supply information about them both.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cottage of the Month Stitch Along

So I just had to share with you all that Vonna, of The Twisted Stitcher fame, is starting a stitch along for the Cottage of the Month series! She has created a new blog for it with all sorts of great information. You can see it here: http://ccn-cottages.blogspot.com/. Great idea Vonna!

Cottage of the Month - January Cottage

I have something that I'm very excited to share with you all today! I have a new series of patterns that I am going to be releasing starting this month. The series is called Cottage of the Month, and it is a 12 month long series featuring 12 different cottages all inspired by the months of the year.

The designs will all be the same size and will feature a mix of DMC and overdyed threads. There are many finishing possibilities with these, but if you do choose to use a frame, you can easily pop them in and out to change with the months, since they will all be the same size.

The designs will all be about 5 1/2" square when stitched on 28 count fabric. They are a perfect size to finish with enough time to have them ready for the coming month. This first cottage is of course January, and since it will be available in shops near the end of this month or the beginning of next month you will have time to get it all stitched up by January.

I hope that you all will enjoy stitching this series as much as I have enjoyed designing it, and be sure to check back here on Monday for a picture of our newest holiday design, Vintage Christmas.