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!




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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!


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

Yours,
Berit

68 comments:

Margaret said...

Ok, that's a great design!!! And I love the name of your new venture too! Good luck with it -- I wish you every success! Thanks for the giveaway!

staci said...

Oh Berit! What a wonderful design! I wish you much success with your designing venture!!!

Riet said...

What a nice chart. I've downloaded it and maybe I find some time to stitch it once....
Regards Riet.

mainely stitching said...

Adorable freebie, Berit! Congratulations! I'm following the Jaunty Fox blog and have also posted it on my Facebook page. Great job - looking forward to more wonderful designs from you! :D

Frances said...

I love this design! It is so fun and the orange sky is beautiful! I have printed this out and hope to start stitching it soon! Congrats on your new business and best of luck! Thank you for your generous freebie and giveaway!
fnelson1@comcast.net

Carol said...

Oh, Berit--I'm so proud of you! Your first offering is just delightful and you finished it so beautifully. Love the handpainted trim, too :)

Best of luck in your new design enterprise!

Deb said...

What a great design Berit! Congratulations on your new venture! How much fun and I'll definitely download the designs - it's so wonderful!

And I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. If I win then I'll have something from a famous designer! :o)

Sandra said...

Hi Berit,
Well, you did it. You just launched your business and it is off to a great start. You know I love Halloween designs and this one is terrific. Very talented in so many ways. I will definitely add you to my Blog List on my Blog. Good luck.
Many Happy Stitches,
Sandra
Homespun Elegance Ltd.
plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

What an adorable design. Thank you for giving it to us. I also went to your design site and am now a follower there I won't miss any of your new things. Good luck with it.

I would love to be entered in your celebration giveaway for one of those gorgeous scissor cases.

Thank you.

Marjorie said...

Love it! And congrats on your new venture, I wish you much luck!

Melody said...

Good luck with your new venture! Lovely design and cool name.

I'd love to be in your drawing, the scissor pouches are beautiful!

If I can figure it out, I'll post a link on my blog.

Thanks.

Ellen said...

Great design! Congrats on your new venture!

Sure would love to own that scissors pouch, thank you for the chance.

Hugs,

Myra said...

You did it! I am just so thrilled for you and know that you will have much success in your new venture. You can bet I will shout it out on my blog and will be stitching it too. :o) I LOVE this design.

Vinniey said...

Congratulations on your new venture! Beautiful design, Berit. Love the colors you used. And beautiful calligraphy of the "Halloween" word. Looking forward to see more beautiful designs from you. :) I wish you luck in your business.

Terri M said...

Congratulations, Berit! What a fun design, I'm so happy to finally see it. You've had me on, um, pins and needles. :D

Ele said...

Hello Berit,

what a lovely design and anice finish, I like it! Halloween is coming...

thanks for showing us
Gabriele

Catherine said...

Congrats Berit! Your design is wonderful - thank you so much for sharing!

I love the name you chose and can't wait to see what else you have in store for us!

Best wishes!

Giovanna said...

Thank you for the lovely free design, and very best wishes for your new business.

BARBARA said...

When i first saw the sissor cases, I thought wow what a wonderful giveaway...but you starting your own wonderful business is over the top! Wishing you much success and love the freebie, too!!bsturtz@blogspot.com

Sally said...

Wow I love your first design! I hope your new venture goes well although I am sure it will:)

Edgar said...

How wonderful and generous a super Drawing!!! And what a cute first release!! I will certainly post it over on my Blog. Much luck in your new enterprise.

Lelia said...

best wishes on your new design adventure! what lovely scissor cases. i would enjoy owning one ; )

please add my name to your drawing

Lelia said...

i put a link on my facebook profile. I have more FB friends than followers to my blog.

hope you get loads of 'peeks' at your designs

Lelia said...

posted on my humble blog

Stitches of Life

natalyK said...

Best Wishes on your design venture. The Halloween design is a great start. I would love to be included in your giveaway.

Diane H said...

Congratulations! Thank you very much for such a wonderful pattern.
Best of luck in your new venture.

Hazel said...

Congrats on your new business venture. I would love to be in with a chance to win one of your scissor cases. I made one of these a while back for an exchange but have never got round to making it for myself yet. xx

Simple Pleasure said...

Good luck with your business launch! Thank you for the Halloween design. Please enter me in your giveaway:0)
Busy Hands...Happy Hearts
Patricia

Blu said...

Yay on the business launch and with such a cute chart too!
Please count me in for the awesome giveaway!

Rhonda Polk said...

oooohhhhh, what a nice design !
please enter me in the give-away.
I do not have a blog,except on "stitchers village"- does that count?
always enjoy halloween designs..there's so much you can do with them.
Congrats on your new designing, look forward to seeing more.

rrpolk97030@yahoo.com

Christina said...

OMG - are you kidding me? Your new design is AMAZING! Is there no end to your talents? I will definitely be stitching this up for Halloween. Did you mention what orange you used for the sky - it's gorgeous.
I'd love to be included in your giveaway. I have just been gifted my first EVER pair of embroidery scissors and they're fabulous!

PS - Love the name you've chosen for your new venture.

CalamityJr said...

Congratulations, and wishes for great success in your new adventure. Please include me in your drawing for a lovely scissor case.

MartyG said...

Congratulations on your new venture. The Halloween Design is adorable. It is so nice of you to have a giveaway. Marty Greiner

Toffe said...

Te deseo lo mejor en esta nueva aventura!
Y el diseño de los guardatijeras es precioso.
Ojalá sea la afortunada ganadadora.
Gracias por la opotunidad ;)
Un beso

N. Maria said...

Lelia, Stitches of Life, showed me the way to your stitching blog! How wonderful to see your two finished scissor cases. They are adorable. Good luck with your stitching adventure!

Lois said...

Oh Berit, good luck in your new venture! I love the little freebie you have given us and it is going to be a definite 'must stitch' for me for this Halloween! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway!!!!

Lynn said...

I am so thrilled for you Berit! Congratulations on your new design venture!! Your first design is fantastic and I can't wait to see more. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Please enter my name in your giveaway draw. I'm so excited I've already posted about this on my blog.

❦TattingChic said...

I would love a chance to win one of those beautiful scissor cases! I do tatting (hand tatted lace) and I have a jillion scissors floating around and one of them could certainly find a home in one of those BEAUTIFUL scissor cases! They are lovely!!!

Myra said...

I gave you a shout out on my blog. I am hoping this really takes off for you my friend. :o)
http://gr8damesplace.blogspot.com/2011/07/staycation.html

Tatkis said...

Your Halloween chart is beautiful, thanks for sharing!
And scissors case are very cute!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Bekca said...

Thank you very much for a wonderful freebie. No need to enter me for the contest, I just wanted to say thanks for the great chart :) Your scissor cases are lovely though. Best wishes.

Daffycat said...

Oooo, awesome freebie, Berit! I love Halloween designs. Thank you.

I adore your scissor keeps too, enter me please! I shared via Facebook and I will again on my blog if I don't forget ~ lol!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Congratulations!
Thanks for the Fence Cat design, and for the opportunity to win the lovely scissor keep!
Best wishes for your new venture.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations! Please enter me in your draw!

Susan said...

Thank you so much for the cute pattern. Best wishes on your new adventure. I'll most certainly let folks know on my blog.

tangerinedream73 said...

My husband Michael Miller purchased one of your kits for me. I fell in love with your design the minute I saw it. I can't wait to receive the kit and start working on it.

Amy Varnell-Miller
tangerinedream73@gmail.com

Lili Bear said...

Well, it's very cute! Thank you for offering this design, and wishing you good luck with this new job. ;D
Take care!

Cross Stitch Queen said...

I wish you LOTS of luck on your new venture. I will post your giveaway on my blog:

http://betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

I am also having a giveaway on my new blog: http://thestitchersmarket.blogspot.com Maybe you can pass by and check us out, we are a new retailer.

We appreciate a shout-out for the giveaway to your readers, they may be interested.

Best of luck,
Maria

Parsley said...

It's a great design indeed and a sweet giveaway.

Carol R said...

Good luck with your new venture Berit!

Jan said...

Congrats on your new business. How exciting! Love your Halloween design. Your scissor cases are gorgeous.

Kathy Ellen said...

How exciting for you in your launching of "Jaunty Fox Designs". Your freebie design is really cute and love the colours!

I will definitely post about Jaunty Fox and your fabulous PS scissors cases giveaway on my blog.

Congratulations!

Siobhan said...

What a great design!! CONGRATULATIONS on your new endeavor! I know you'll be fantastic.

I love the design name, btw--I saw two foxes recently and both times thought instantly of you. :)

Lauren said...
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Lauren - Ambitious Stitches said...

That is an amazing design! I love Halloween projects, but have yet to do one. Maybe this will be my first! =)

Thanks for the giveaway!

(sorry for the deleted comment... I was logged in on the wrong account!)

Lauren - Ambitious Stitches said...

I also posted up a page on my blog about this giveaway!

http://ambitiousstitches.blogspot.com/2011/07/contestgiveaway-5.html

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love this little Halloween stitch! I'm having problems with "following" new blogs at the moment (stupid Blogger) but have saved you in my "favourites" instead.

arlette said...

It's a great design Berit!!!!!!. I'm a scissor collector, desafortunately I don't own alot of them, I only have 5, but I already know which one would fit perfectly in the cute scissor case, thank you so much for the chance, now will have my fingers and toes crossed!!!!

arlette said...

The info about this amazing giveaway's now in the sidebar of my blog (left side of it)

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love both of your pieces. The Halloween piece is great and those scissor cases are so cute.

Yuko said...

Dear Berit,
Thank you so so much always for your warm message with your heart.
I really appreciate for your kindness.
I'd like to reply you, not reply, want to write long letter with my heart to you, though until my eyes and headache were gone, please wait for it.
Anyway, your design is absolutely lovely, and definitely I'd stitch it if my eyes are OK!
PS's giveaways are also so beautifully finished!
You are so talented!

Mary Joan said...

Great freebie, thank you. And a lovely giveaway. Please count me in. I have posted your giveaway and freebie on the side bar of my blog.

Happy Stitching

Mary Joan
http://maryjoanstitching.blogspot.com/

Pilar said...

I've known you through Edgar. Thanks for this beautiful giveaway.

Pilar said...

I've already posted about your giveaway on my blog.
Hugs

Anonymous said...

Very sweet design - I'm on a fall stitching bige right now, and will add this to my list!! Looking forward to more designs.
Colleen in Canada

Anonymous said...

I love the background stitching - can you tell us what colour it is? Thanks agian for sharing the design.

Sara clare

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I've just found out that I can buy Crescent Colours here in the UK. Which one is the orange? I'd love to stitch this for ME!

JOLENE said...

Love your fantabulous new design! Way cool....congrats! I have been missing out because I have been out of the blog loop....trying to catch up. Great finish on your quilt btw, I am making a little Halloween quilt for my cousins baby. Enjoy your day....

Smiles