Sunday, February 12, 2012

Feburary New Wool & Punchneedle Pattern Releases

I am a little late this month with new releases, just don't know where the month of January went by. The first the new patterns is
Fishing Adventures of Karl Crow
...a wool applique pattern with three patterns in one.

This pattern includes everything from the mat pattern (12" by 17") to making Karl a soft sculpture in wool to how to construct the base to his darling little accessories. He has his own fishing pole, complete with a little wool fish, an old fashion hat with a feather, a Creel. Finally a string of fish from his beak. So easy and so much fun to make.

It was so exciting doing this new design. I used a new collection of wool and experimented in using primarily houndstooth overdyes throughout. I just love the water it is a gray/lavender called gunmetal from Weeks Dye Works. 

My mind was spinning when I created Karl, thinking wouldn't be adorable done in a Gardening or in a Quilting theme? So off I went to make some rough drawings. So expect in the next month or so more of Adventures of Karl and his wife Karla.

Lakeside Cottage
...a wool applique table runner
I loved the Karl's mat so much, that I decided it would be a prefect table runner for a rustic cabin decor. So out came the pattern pieces again and I made it into a table runner that measures 12" by 24". It is now available in pattern. You tell me..should it have a few stars added along the sides? This piece is now sitting in my beloveds man cave with his fishing collection of ole poles, lures and prints. He really wanted Karl, but he is on display at the Quilted Crow in Harpursville NY for now. Patience dear..he will come home soon. LOL

In January I was going though some of my favorite antique children's books and came across a wonderful illustrated Easter book of bunnies and chicks. It touched off a memory of when I was working on the Jellybean Adventures punchneedle pattern, last year with a bunny racing though the night on a carrot with Jelly Beans falling down around him. Needless to say, it was 1 am and I fell asleep dreaming of Jelly Beans..a sure sign of a sugaraholic. When woke up it was raining jelly beans. Hence my newest punchneedle design. Jellybean Adventures II. Now it is 4am and I am sketching like a mad woman umbrellas with baby rabbits in an egg cart..being pulled along by Momma in her Easter finery. So that is the sweet tale of my newest release.

Just in case you missed last years release here is the original Jelly Bean Adventure, still our favorite shops to get you pattern today or email me to direct you to a store that you can order it online.

New Release- Jellybean Adventures II
6 inch in diameter Punchneedle

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