Well hellooooooooooo everybun! Shell back here with ya from The Raspberry Rabbits! Thanks Samm for inviting us to visit again! We have so much fun here!
Can you believe it's July already? I think this year is on warp speed! Well last year I promised myself I would start my Christmas projects in July. Now a lot of people out there will "poo poo" that whole idea, but I tell them that when a person creates most of their gifts instead of purchasing them and makes all of their own cards, ya need more than two weeks after Thanksgiving to make it all happen. Plus, I really would like to enjoy the entire month of December and all the wonderful celebrations of the season instead of running around like a crazy bunny trying to get stuff finished!
The first thing to do was pick my color scheme. I really don't do "red" per say, I do "raspberry." (Please see my logo above if you are confused as to why, hee,hee,hee) (Thanks to Samm for making my lettering all sparkly! Cool huh!)
So anyway, this year I decided I would use Raspberry, Olive Green and Gold for all my gifties and new patterns. I carry Valdani 3 strand floss in my Shop, and I loved these three together.
Next I sat down at my desk and started doodling some new designs. Of course, Harrington was right there to make sure I stayed on track and kept working. I'm one of those people that feels like every day is a reason to celebrate and every day special, so when I design a pattern, I try to make it something that could be enjoyed every day and not necessarily for one particular holiday. This year topiary style tree's came to mind and folky little birds.
"What do ya mean birds? Where's the bunnies Mama?"
I know, I know...dag, I knew I'd get in trouble for using birds!
Anyway, these are my "Birds on my Berry Tree's" stitchery designs I came up with. They measure 6" wide and 14" long. They are so fast and easy to make!
I fell in love with these cute little star hangers and just had to get some for my Shop. They were perfect for these stitcheries.
Two gifties done. I know my sister has her eye on these. She loves folk art as much as I do. It's just so cozy and fun. Of course, these designs would look cute year round hanging up in my house. Hmmm...I might just keep them! Naughty Shell, naughty!
Well, now to doodle my idea for my Christmas cards and work on some more gifties. I sell the pattern and the floss and other supplies in my shop if you would like to stitch some for yourself or as gifts. But, as a thank you to Samm and to all of you for visiting, I will be giving away one pattern and one floss kit! Just leave a comment on this post if you would like a chance and come and visit me on my blog and be a new follower....The winner will be chosen tomorrow 7:00 pm.
Also, don't forget to hop over to my Blog and visit with me and the bunnies! Many of you are already following along with my 12 of Hearts free BOM. Here's what we're up to so far!
Happy Raspberry Christmas in July everybun! Get hoppin as Christmas will be here before ya know it!
Congrats Tinks Mom
By random generator #47 is the winner..Tinks Mom..
congrats to you and to all those who participated...thank you for your comments...,