Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Home for Christmas



Just to the left of my Fireplace. Is the storage for my flosses. A few years ago I invested in this antique piece. It was very expensive, but I have not regretted the purchase. My Santa punch has found a home on a textural piece of wood...an old tree swing from a friends house. Added memories. Thank you Deb!

Home for the Holiday






A touch of Christmas at Briar Cottage. Thought I would share little tidbits of my home these coming weeks. ENJOY, your Holiday Season! Kate

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Olde Blue Eyes



Good evening, everyone
Hope you are staying safe and warm as the winter season sets in.
I don’t normally post in the evenings... 
I just couldn’t wait to introduce you to my newest punch needle design
“Olde Blue Eyes”
I do believe he has captured my heart, I hope he captures yours as well.

He measures: 7 1/4” high by 8 1/2” wide.
He comes color coded using DMC only.
It is a suggested 1, 2, & 3 strand punch.

 I suggest the eyes and glasses be punched using 1 & 2 strands. 
I punched it using 1 strand for more detail.
The rest is easily punched in 3 strand.

My preferred needles are CTR.
There are youtube videos to help you on your way using the CTR,
separating floss etc. here’s the link to my youtube channel: 
To visit my Etsy shop go to: 

Thank you so much

Enjoy,
Kate

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Candlelight



"Candlelight"


My newest Punch Needle Pattern now available in my Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage

It measures: 7 3/4" high by 5" wide
Comes color coded using DMC
It's a 1, 2, & 3 strand punch.
Available as a download or Printed snail mail Pattern

Enjoy your day,
Kate

Monday, October 22, 2018

Circle design




Circle design for the 8" Auburn hoops


8" Auburn hoop


beautifully designed awesome hoop.



Close up of pattern.


Good Monday morning, the sun is finally shining today, Whoot whoot!

I am still excited about these new Auburn frames:
https://auburnhoops.co/ 

I did try and punch in it, but to be honest...I cannot punch nicely and comfortably in a hoop. So I very quickly switched to my frame. I guess it's all in what you get used to. 
It did seem to hold nicely. I think it's a wonderful alternative for finishing. (no sew right)
They come in many shapes and sizes.

Back to the punch.
This is a 8" diameter punch needle pattern. Color coded using DMC. It is a three strand punch, on weavers cloth using CTR 3 strand needle.
Fun all season punch!
Here's the link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage

Enjoy the day hope the sun is shining for you,
Kate



Monday, October 15, 2018

Tomte mini




"Tomte Mini"


Good morning!
Another Mini for your tree. Pattern does not include decorating instructions. 
The listing is the punch pattern only.
 Visit my Etsy shop: 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage

Enjoy your day,
Kate


Monday, October 8, 2018

A Christmas Moon & Auburn hoop frames

 Introducing the Auburn Hoop Frame


"A Christmas moon"



Close up, hello Mr moon


Good Monday Afternoon to you all!

First I am so excited to introduce you to the Auburn hoop frame.
A great alternative to framing. It works just like a normal hoop, except....wait for it...

IT'S ALSO A FINISHING FRAME.
AWESOME RIGHT?
I will be making some more patterns to fit in the various sizes offered. But for now 
A Christmas moon fits right into the 8" classic frame!

Now I'm not sure if you can punch in it. I'll let you know, 
working on a new pattern and I'll give it a try.

Now for info on my newest pattern.
"A Christmas moon"

It is a 3 strand punch, worked using a 3 strand CTR needle.
It comes color coded using DMC Floss.
It measures 8" in diameter.
the model is punch on weaver cloth.

There is also a video on how to finish it, if you choose not to go for the Auburn frame at

An exciting day, let me know what you think!
Have a wonderful day,
Kate


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Great Oak





Happy October to you all!

My newest fall release
"Great Oak"
Punch needle pattern measures 6" by 6"
color coded using DMC
3 strand punch

Now available in my Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage

Enjoy your day,
Kate