Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Announcing Jaunty Fox Designs!

I am thrilled to finally begin publishing cross stitch design works with this first release, a freebie entitled

Fence Cat's Hallowe'en!

The chart itself is free for download from The Fox Shop.

I hope everyone will love stitching this as much as I did and display it with Joy this Autumn. :D

If you love the look of the model as much as I do, you're in luck because I had some extras and I'm compiling them into kits available here.(Same post as above.)

If you are "on the fence" about the kit because you hate fill-in stitching (like me), go ahead and get it! The properties of the materials along with a tip I'll share make this the easiest and most enjoyable fill you'll ever stitch! That orange silk is an overdye which glides along like paint; and indeed the color variation which turns up makes you feel like you're painting a beautiful impressionist painting. I had fun "Hiding" shapes in the background; rather like reverse cloud-watching. :) I think you'll find it a great way to cut loose and brush away your perfectionism; it's no-fail artistic stitching!


Now, on to the Release Party!

I want to thank all my friends and readers for their support while developing this work; it has been a labor of love! Of course I'd love to give away as door prizes more of my own designs, but they aren't ready yet! Also, I really wanted to celebrate with something I made for you myself; So, I chose a Prairie Schooler pattern that reflects my love of scissors AND exact feelings about this launch project! (design from PS Bk 115 "Pins & Needles")

Both of these Scissor Cases (but not scissors) will be given away!

How to Win:

Case "A"

• Leave a comment on this post for 1 entry.

• Post about Jaunty Fox Designs and this Giveaway Party in your own blog along with a link for +2 entries!

Case "B"

• Purchase one of the LE Kits!

• The winner of this pool gets first pick (Blue or Purple) on colorways, the remaining case will be the one given to the blog party!

Closing date for these giveaways is Friday, 15 July 2011. A winner will be chosen from each pool and prizes shipped out!


Everyone, for everything, Thank You! More than I can say with words, Thank You!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Preview-Next Time, Your Chance to Win!


Coming Next Post is my Big Announcement and your chance to Win one of these scissor cases stitched and hand-finished by me. :D

It is too long since I've had a giveaway, and I am SO excited!

Both cases (but not the scissors, sorry) will be given away, so please look forward to it and watch this space!~


Friday, June 17, 2011

Autumn Leaves Finished~

Looking forward to it permanently joining these items!

Enough play; now on to Trim Attachment! :D

P.S. Do you think I need another brown bar above the "wind" at the top to echo the one beneath the grass?

P.P.S. Is there anything better than an Autumnal Prairie Schooler piece?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Whew! Springtime!

I hope everyone's been well--I've been away from blogging (and often commenting too) for a couple of weeks now! I do miss it, but maybe you'll understand when you see some of my distractions:

My progress on PS Bk 132 Autumn Leaves (Recommended Fibers on 32ct. Vintage Antique Ivory). I'm only planning to stitch this bottom vignette--so I'm almost done! This one gave some frogging trouble, but I kept picturing how good it would look grouped together with the Autumn PS goodies I've received from Edgar and Christina. :D I'm still not 100% on how much more to stitch--it COULD be finished now, right? ;)

I do not even KNOW how to tell you how much quilting and un-quilting both hand and machine I've done on this piece. lol! I *think* I'm enjoying it, however. I've pretty much come to the conclusion that it isn't possible to finish the edges before machine quilting---perhaps a long-arm is required?

It's quilted in the ditch up and down the aisles, and these two panels. (Which right now aren't "done", but maybe I'll decide they are. ;D) Not sure why the sun disappears when I try to photograph this item, lol!

Also, I want to thank everyone--quilters and non--who commented with advice and encouragement about my quilting foray. You guys are the best! :D

Finally, a tinsy bit on Kindred Spirits:

My orange floss came in (along with a pair of rabbit winders from Kelmscott and PS December), so I wanted to put in at least a little of it. Please excuse the waste knots!


Finally, here's a sneak peek of what's REALLY been keeping me--you're looking at the trim I just finished making as the final part of trimming some GIVEAWAYS! Yup, I'm overdue to have some around here, so I decided the launch of my freebie and design line was a good chance! Please look forward to seeing what these belong to and your chances to win one soon!~