I finished my new pattern for my Jingle as Ye Enter door hanger/wall hanging. It would look good on either one. It is a quick finish and very easy. The back is an envelope style so there is no hand stitching a seam closed after you turn it right side out. I did a simple 1" fold over to the back and whipped stitched it down as a sleeve for a wood dowel. I used simple red bias ribbon for a hanger and bows. I stitched this on 32ct Belgian linen in an antique champagne shade. I over dyed some dark Christmas red, green and gold floss and a nice medium brown for the birds. I love the nice quality little brass bells that the birds hold dangling on a string from their beaks. I used a dark red fabric for backing and a layer of fusible fleece to back the stitched piece to give it lots of body.
*****A BONUS with this pattern is that you can make an ornament from the bird in the upper left corner. That extra pattern is included along with 6 small antique brass bells (2 for the ornament and 4 for the door hanger). The bells along the bottom are optional and sold separately ($2) or use your own. I wanted to do a pattern that could be primitive if you used a darker fabric or antique a fabric with coffee or tea staining. I wanted the brighter colors for my décor.
The finished size is 8" wide by 10-1/2" tall without the hanger.
Remember....this is a chart with bells and not a whole kit. I may offer some kits next week in my ebay store. They will be $29.99. Stay tuned as I will announce that next week if you want a kit. It will have everything but the wood dowel for hanging. You could actually just use the ribbon to hang this as it has lots of body.
Lots of details!! The pattern for both the door hanger and ornament will be $10.99 plus postage and includes the 6 little bells. This will have to go in a padded envelope. This is charted for DMC floss.
*****BONUS***** The first 100 charts that I sell will include all the over dyed floss in the colors shown to complete the door hanging and the ornament! email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want one.
The Give-away! Lets get the Christmas spirit rolling.....Lets give away 5 charts with floss and bells!
You must be a follower and post a comment here. Post on your blog and get 20 more entries. Send a friend to follow and receive 20 more entries. Drawing to be on November 12th so hurry and enter now. I mail world wide. Another BONUS****If you purchase this chart now...then you win one...you can have the chart or I will give you 5 of my 20 yards skeins of hand dyed floss....your choice!
I will stitch the ornament this weekend so I can photograph it for the chart, then do my printing and charts will be available Monday the 4th.
I think that covers everything! I said there were lots of details......
Thanks for stopping by.....have a great weekend. Let the comments begin!