Thank you for the comments on the last post, I sure am happy to hear I am not the only one who has a writer's block moment and that you enjoy even my mundane moments.
Today I would like to show you my newest pattern.
The pattern and details are on their way to my distributor and will be ready to head out to stores within a few days.
Can you belive the design was actually on my drawing board while I was working on projects for Cotton Floss, I had scribbled a note on scrap paper and pinned it to my inspiration board in the studio. From memory the note said something about glasses case or Nintendo DSi holder, it sat pinned there for some months while I worked on other ideas just waiting for the right moment.
Mush-roomie Flip features a little lady bug taking shelter beside a flower stem, she is the perfect size to squeeze through the toadstool house door...I would love to see the treasures inside her home.
So now your glasses can travel in style and the case can make you smile each time you open your bag. You can choose fabrics to match your personality and have a different color for each day of the week - especially Sewday.
In my opinion, everyday should be Sewday.
My plan for the Flip - I have decided to use mine to store my Nintendo DSi, it's well padded and sits nicely on my side table when I feel like playing Crosswords or Brain Training, I sure need to train that brain more often.
The fabric I have used in the design is Lecien Flower Sugar (yellow stripe) and Grandmothers Flower Garden (hexxie lining fabric + red & green stripe). I love how the cord ties around the middle and makes the red flowers and toadstool pop.
Anyways, Mush-roomie Flip can easliy be whipped up and stitched quickly which makes it a great handmade gift and fill it with any number of things, I'm thinking.....
Block of chocolate
Note book and pencil
Passport & travel documents
Keep an eye out for stock arriving at your local patchwork store, or ask if a copy can be ordered in for you - help spread the Cinderberry Stitches love if you can, your local store may not have seen the Cinderberry designs available.
This newest pattern to arrive in stores will come packaged with an iron on transfer so there is no need to trace and copy to design to fabric, just take your pattern home and iron onto the fabric. This is wonderful if you struggle with getting your lines smooth and clean like the original, it often takes a few hours when designing to get my pencil lines exactly how I want them so I capture the design how I imagine it. Transfers mean you stitch over my original drawing, you see and stitch what I see and stitch.
Something else new to the Cinderberry pattern line....Mush-roomie Flip is printed in full color and includes a wonderful Sew Visual Guide - diagrams of the stitches I use to create the embroidery, especailly helpful for those new to stitching and not knowing where to begin or what I mean by 'backstitch' and 'satin stitch'
I hope you love the new changes and ideas as much as I do!
This is the image you will see on the pattern covers....
How would you like to be one of the first to get your hands on a copy of Mush-roomie Flip? Feel free to leave a comment on this blog post if you do and let me know what you would store inside your version, I am looking forward to hearing your creative suggestions!
Two lucky winners will get the chance to win a signed copy so let's have some fun (names drawn 12th Sept 2011)
Be sure to keep an eye out for the next blog post, my village of toadstool houses is becoming reality.