Sunday, January 5, 2014

January Winter Offerings

Although winter has only officially been here a few weeks, the cold temps and snowfall have been here longer. Here in Chicago we have about 15 inches of snow on the ground and are expecting another 9 inches today. The deep freeze arrives tonight and we will be below zero until Tuesday... 
All of my offerings this month celebrate this peaceful, quiet season.

Sewing Snowman Pincushions. 
This original Winding Vine Design features a cream velvet snowman with wool plaid scarf. His eyes are doll buttons, his nose an antique shoe button and his smile appliqué pins. He also has snaps for buttons and corsage pin arms. He is filled with crushed walnut shells for weight and to keep your needles and pins clean and sharp. As with all of my creations, he is completely hand stitched.
~*Sold. Thank you ever so much!*~

My next offerings are Antique Mitten Sewing Companions. These Winding Vine Design originals are little mittens made of antique fabrics that are hand sewn to a wooden stem on the bottom. The stem is then set into a vintage wooden spool of thread. These mittens look sweet sitting on their vintage spools, but feel free to move them to whatever spool of thread you are working with to make them truly useful. They are filled with crushed walnut shells for weight and to keep your needles and pins clean and sharp. 
These mittens measure about 3 to 3 ½ inches tall (about 5 inches including the spool). Mitten Sewing Companions are offered at $13 each plus shipping.
The blue antique coverlet mitten and the blue antique indigo mittens are sold. The black antique cotton print in the back is still available.

Here is another view of the black antique cotton print mitten that is still available.

My final offering this month is Winter Tyme Pillow ~ based on a sweet design by Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm. I love the simple monochromatic look of this design. This cross-stitched piece is backed with a cream and taupe windowpane homespun. As with all of my creations, it is completely hand stitched. It measures approximately 4 1/2 inches square and is accented with cream rickrack and an antique skeleton key. This pillow can be hung from its key, but would be equally at home resting in a wood bowl or tucked in a cupboard. Winter Tyme is stuffed with vintage cotton batting. ~*Sold. Thank you ever so much!*~

If you would like to see these offerings before I list them on my blog, just send an email to me at and I will add you to my monthly mailing list.

I also wanted to mention that I have lowered the prices of all items in my etsy shop. If you have been looking at something there, you may want to take another look - it may now be in your price range :)

Please stay safe if these winter storms are in your corner of the world.

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
~Matthew 2: 9-11

Blessings, Patti

1 comment:

marly said...

Oh my goodness. I shouldn't complain about our snowfall here! Stay safe and warm.