Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Take Out Love - A New Pattern Release!

Wow...2014 is already starting off fast!  I've been working on three new pattern designs and now have the latest one ready for you!  Celebrate Valentine's Day for your special someone with a handmade 'take out' container filled with sentiments inside these
beautiful fabric fortune cookies!

This is by far my quickest and easiest project to complete.  The larger container has a beautiful heart cutwork opening that is encased with beadwork and a tinsel garland around the brim.  The smaller container has closure flaps that interlock and a frayed heart complete with a rusty arrow.  And finally, each fortune cookie is trimmed out with beads, and I've included lots of fortune cookie sayings with the pattern.

Find this new pattern along with all of my other designs in my Etsy shop and on www.Patternmart.com.  And, of course, if you purchase from my blog, you'll save a little cash!  Have fun creating!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Meet the Faces of Handmade...And a Special Coupon for You!

How important is Handmade to you?  With over one million shops on the Etsy venue, it's becoming more difficult to distinguish between a seller that singularly crafts their product verses a seller that uses a manufacturing process to pump out volumes of the same item.  How do you know?

Meet your shop owner!  Etsy is now requiring all shops to put together an "About" page which introduces buyers to the shop owner, their processes and history.  Become educated and support the small business owners who create for you the one-of-a-kind beautiful items that won't be found anywhere else!

The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy has come together to introduce you to their shops, the artistans AND a nice bit of savings!  Check out all of our partipating shops and find a special coupon code at each shop while you meet the talented artist behind the creations:


I'm running a very special coupon code for this promotion...15% off your purchase of $15 or more!  Hope you stop in and "meet" me through my About page, and find my coupon there!