Thursday, September 29, 2016

To the Moon




Thought I would break away from the Fall colors to Christmas colors.
This little snowman is singing a lullaby to the Moon, but the moon is already fast asleep.
He is now available for all you gift giving punchers in my Cottage Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/briarcottage

Color Coded using DMC ONLY.
it is a 3 strand punch. 
Measurements 6" by 9".

Have a wonderful day, I'm off to Punch another Fall design.

Kate

Monday, September 26, 2016

Musing Melinda



Good Monday Morning everyone,

Fall is upon us...... Yippee, my favorite time of year. 
Burning a fire in the fireplace, hot drinks by my side, punching and stitching.
Who could ask for anything more, pure heaven!

Melinda has popped in again this time sporty a black dress & Pumpkins!
There's even pumpkins on her hat? Why not!

This is a 3 strand punch
 using DMC for detail and Valdani Perle Cotton for the main background.
It measures 8" by 7 1/4".

Grab a cup of Coffee.... stop on by and visit my Etsy Shop!

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

Happy Punching,
Kate

Monday, September 19, 2016

Trick or Treat is done!


Trick  or Treat

And a good Monday Morning to everyone. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Mine was relaxing and  enjoyable. I did a little punching on another Halloween Punch, (a hint Melinda returns). Color coded and got everything set up for the Trick or Treat punch. Popped in on Facebook to see what everyone was up too, plus watched a few episodes of Dr Quinn, Medicine woman...which is like Little House on the Prairie, a welcome change from the world today. 

Back to the Punch....Trick or Treat is now available in my Cottage Etsy Shop. This is a larger punch than I normally do 8 1/2" by 6 1/2". so you have the choice of  3 strand or 6 strand it may be worked in either or both...whichever you prefer! Its very colorful using DMC about 12 separate colors with no line work! The house walls are Valdani but could be switched with a DMC neutral of your choice. Rambling on so enough said. Here's the link:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage

Have a wonderful day,
Kate

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Trick or Treat


In the Hoop

There is definitely a crispness to the air as I wake in the morning....fall is on its way! Like many and I am no different Fall is my favorite time of year.
 I'm currently working on a new pattern with lots of color for Fall.
Just a peek I am hoping to have it coded and ready for my Cottage Etsy shop early next week. 
Enjoy the upcoming weekend, plenty of festivals and fun things to do.

Have fun!
Kate

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

12 Days of Christmas finishing




Good Tuesday Afternoon to everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Labor day weekend. I spend much of mine putting wool backings on the Twelve days of Christmas. Getting ready to finish the project. I have had many thoughts on how to finish them, should I make them into a tree skirt with pennies on the edge, or mount them in a frame for above my fireplace, Well I have decided to mount them on Linen in a row to extend down the 8' wall beside the Christmas tree. I may eventually add pennies to the edge. Yeap, I think I will love it! Oh I forgot to mention it would be wonderful as a countdown to Christmas, pin them onto the backing with a rusted straight pin at the top and add one every day till Christmas. (Like a advent calendar)!



The Ornament have found a touch of bling, 
I believe the beads will catch the christmas lights beautifully. 


I am also sketching and designing a few more fall punches.
I will post when I have them available in Cottage Etsy shop. 

Have a wonderful week!
Kate

Thursday, August 18, 2016

12 Days is Finished



I have spent this month in the air conditioning designing and punching the final punches for the Twelve days of Christmas. All twelve are available now in my Cottage Etsy shop. Each sold separately.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage


12 days of Christmas Ornies
The Ornies are also all available, sold in sets of two.
I will be spending the next few weeks putting finishing touches on all my existing punches. I am ready to do some hand work again and get some of the finished punches up for sale. So stay tuned! Enjoy, and as always Happy Punching!
Kate