Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The "Birthday Club" and a New Pattern for March!

I mentioned in a previous post I am working on a new Halloween table runner pattern, and it's finally getting to the finishing stages where I can show some pictures.  The runner is approximately 18"x30", just right for a table or hutch, and it depicts some cute Halloween characters, jack-o-lanterns and spooky old houses!

I'm making the model from wool craft felt, which is a wool/rayon blend, and I think it would also look wonderful in hand-dyed wool, maybe even with recycled wool for a more primitive twist if you want?

The pattern will be ready soon and I've already got the wool felt ordered so you can get a kit in case you don't want to drive around to all the fabric stores trying to find supplies.  The kit will contain all the wool craft felt you need to complete the project, and all you'll need is embroidery floss and freezer paper.  I'll send out a blog update when the pattern and kits are ready and I'll post more detailed pictures of the mat in the next few days.

If you're not already a member of my Birthday Club, I hope you'll join! You'll receive a WHOPPING 25% OFF ALL PATTERNS AND KITS DURING YOUR BIRTHDAY MONTH!  Plus, a winner is drawn each month from all Club Members with a birthday that month, and the winner receives their choice of a free pattern from my website!  It's easy to join and costs you absolutely nothing--it's just my way of saying "thank you" to all my friends.  If you don't want to use the Birthday Club link above, just email me your name, address and birthday month and I'll get you enrolled.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, since the Birthday Club didn't get started until March, I'll still honor all January and February birthday babies with the same 25% discount and a chance to win a pattern. That means that three January, February and March birthday babies will win!  Don't worry, I'll send all Birthday Club members an email about their 25% discounts during their birthday month.

KITS ARE READY NEXT WEEK!!  As a reminder, kits will be ready for shipping next week for "Snow Days", the 14" candle mat.  The kits contain all the wool blend felt (a wool/rayon blend) you need--all you have to add is freezer paper and embroidery floss. They are $23.95 without the pattern (includes shipping) or $27.95 with the pattern included, which gives you a good discount on the pattern. You can pre-order by clicking here or on the photo below:

"Snow Days" (14" Candle Mat Pattern)
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Another kit that will be available for shipping next week is "Halloween Jacks", a cute 15" candle mat that is also made from wool or wool felt.  I recently released this pattern and the kit is now ready.  It contains all the wool felt (a wool/rayon blend) that you need to make your own candle mat--just add embroidery floss and freezer paper! This kit is also $23.95 without the pattern (includes shipping) or $27.95 with the pattern included.  Be sure to order now to be included in my first shipment:

"Halloween Jacks" (15" Candle Mat Pattern)
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That's it for now.  Please never hesitate to leave a comment or email me if you want to chat or have a question.  I love hearing from all of you!  In the meantime, Happy Stitchin'!  xoxo--Melanie