Modern Quilting by Sherri Noel
It’s been a Wooly Weekend! I had so much fun this weekend teaching my Mitten Workshop! I brought my camera along to take pictures of all the fabulous mittens and do you think I took one picture? Of course not! (boo) This sorta thing always happens to me when I get excited… I completely lose track what I’m doing and just get caught up in the moment.
BUT… All is not lost… I managed to find some time to make some mittens TOO!
I made this pretty red and pink pair…
They have a super warm white fleece lining…. yummy
They are slightly deeper red than they look in the picture – definitely prettier in person if you can believe it! Find the red mittens for sale on etsy.
And check out these brown ones… toasty!
I love the buttons on this pair (is that weird?)
This pair is a nice hunter green and blue…
Another pair with pink and orange…
You can find the pink and orange mittens for sale here on Etsy. This last pair I made for myself… I’ve been a purple fan since birth I think… pretty sure it might have been the first word I spoke… purple! It’s only the second pair I have kept for myself and I love them!
So there’s the latest!
If you’d like a pair head over to my etsy shop where I sell the mittens…
It’s been an amazing 2012 with so much to be thankful for. After a mitten making frenzy in the winter of 2011-2012 I decided I wanted to write my first pattern for my ‘Madawaska Mittens’. I had so much fun I went on to write 23 more! As I counted up the number of patterns I wrote I actually surprised myself! Here is a highlight of some of my 2012 patterns…
If you write patterns too, you know what hard work goes into putting a pattern together… and getting it to ‘market’. You don’t just sew, that’s the easy part! When I began I had no idea how to use Illustrator or what the heck a widget was???
I had to learn, and learn fast… illustrator, photoshop, wordpress, how to write a listing, design a pattern template, use light room, photo editing, and the list goes on! It was a bit of information overload with a dash of crazy ~ but it was never dull and always fun. A big THANKS to Etsy, Craftsy, You can make this and Patterns Only for allowing an avenue for designers to sell!
Also a Shout Out to a couple of my favorite sites ~
Craft Buds ~ Offers SO MUCH great information on starting a business and featured my needle case in their Craft Buds Book Month Round up for Stash Books! Craft Book Month, by the way, is Great Fun!
- Craft Buds – Craft Book Month
Sew Mama Sew ~ a fantastic resource for fabric, sewing advice & tutorials. Thanks for having me guest post on your Holiday Craft Fair Series and thanks for offering the annual Giveaway Day!
- Sew Mama Sew – Craft Fair Series
Here is a look at some other crafty things I made this year…
It’s been a great year and I’m looking forward to learning more in 2013, writing more patterns & free tutorials and kicking off my new SCRAP HAPPY Block of the Month in 2013! Please come back and join in the fun! First Free Block Pattern coming this month! Here is a sneek peek:
- January – Scrappy Lone Star
Also excited about participating in a 2013 Row Robin with my quilt guild. My first row is complete…
- Row Robin – Row 1 (v & co fabric and inspiration)
And lastly, I closed out the year with a morning ‘coffee walk’ on the beach in Rhode Island with my family and one of my doggies…
Live in the Sunshine
Swim the Sea
Drink the Wild Air ~Emmerson
Been working long hours in the mitten factory! Winter is here and we all want warm hands… am i right? Here is the latest coming off the factory floor….
I made these first two pairs from two sweaters mixed together… the orange is cashmere – SO SOFT!
Click here to check out the entire Gallery of Mittens or
Yippee!! December 3rd is the start of Giveaway Day! Thanks to Sew Mama Sew for hosting this giveaway! I can’t believe it’s been a year since the last one already??? Giveaway Day is so much fun with so much to see that it now lasts a WEEK! All giveaways start today at 6 a.m. PST and close December 7 at 5 p.m. PST, and winners will be announced by email no later than Sunday, December 9
This year I’m giving away any pattern of your choice from my shop! I just love giveaways! I can’t wait to see all the fun giveaways myself!
Here are just some of the patterns the winner can pick from:
Cool coupon bag…
or a nice cover for your ipad…
or maybe a fun quilted hot water bottle cover… I love this!
maybe a pattern for a cosmetic case?
or a mug rug…
or some fun mittens..
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comment that you did and tell me what pattern shown here is your favorite?
Additional entries for following on facebook,twitter or pinterest.
Thanks so much for looking and Good Luck! I know I’ll be checking out all the other fabulous prizes!
Winner will be chosen with the plug-in ‘And the Winner Is’ and notified via email.
You can also enter to win a wool wreath from me ~ Enter Here
When you’re done, click here to link back to the giveaways @ Sew Mama Sew…
Thanks for stopping by!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER MARY WHO WROTE:
I like the mug rug!
I’ve been burning the midnight oil in the mitten factory! I love this time of year, the holidays, the lights, the Christmas music… pretty sure I was an elf in a former life :o)
Been doing lot’s of cutting… (oH the DusT!!)
And lots of sewing….
Want to make your own?
Modern Quilting by Sherri Noel
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