Friday, November 30, 2018

many thanks for making my Etsy sale such a success! and now back to sewing...


I'm lucky to have this gorgeous pile of Felt On The Fly greens, teals, pinks and corals on my desk at the moment. They are waiting to be turned into the last of three jewel colorways for my Twelve Days ornament series. The first two colorways are featured here and here, and are available in her shop.

I have to extend one thousand thanks to you for making my annual Etsy sale one for the MmmCrafts record books! Y'all have a bunch of sewing to do! And man. So do I. Can I panic yet? Only 25 days 'til Christmas. TOO MUCH TO DO. This happens every year. #stilldidntseeitcoming

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving weekend sale!


A very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving Day to my fellow Americans! But you certainly don't need to be American and have a turkey and dressing to take a moment to count your blessings. It's something folks the world over can take the time to do. At church the other day a wise person said wouldn't it be nice if we all agreed to take 364 days a year to be thankful, and then set aside just the one day to gripe and complain? Yes, that would be nice. :-)

I'm hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house this year, so when this pre-scheduled post publishes I'll likely be in the middle of a cooking crisis of some sort. Or a decorating crisis. Or a hair crisis. Or all of that. (So here's a msg to my Nov 22nd self: Hey, Larissa, it's going to work out. Phil 4:6-7. Have a coffee and put in some extra creamer.)

I truly have so much to be thankful for, and that includes in no small part being thankful for you! I can't express how all your kind comments, messages, and photos keep me so encouraged and excited to create the next pattern. The response to my Twelve Days series of ornaments this past few years has been hugely gratifying. Because I love to make them so much, it's just completely fantastic that so many of you feel the same way! And after a year of maintenance work and pondering, I'm ready to create something new for next year and introduce a new series of Christmas ornaments. (Hint: Dickens)

So Thanksgiving weekend also means it's time for my yearly pattern sale! If you've been waiting for the right time to purchase a pattern or a pattern bundle when it goes on sale, this is it! The annual MmmCrafts Black Friday/Small Biz Saturday/Crafty Sunday/Cyber Monday sale in my Etsy shop only. 20% off your purchase! No coupon code necessary. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Gold designer collection complete and available at Felt On The Fly

Gold color story. Photo courtesy of Felt On The Fly



OK! Here's Gold, the second in my three jewel tone Twelve Days Ornaments color collections for Felt On The Fly. This one features warm, vibrant tones of gold, and corals, with splashes of teal and red. These 100% merino wool felts are just a joy to sew with! This set includes ten colors in 8x12 inch sheets:

Brick
Shrimp
Coral
Orange-Red
Sweet Potato
Gold
Raw Umber
Caribbean Blue
Turquoise
Dark Teal

You can also choose to add on Sulky Stick N' Stitch and matching flosses (which work well to sew the ornament together and also can be used for the decorative stitching with the addition of white and black flosses). Just use the drop down menu to select the option you want. Buy it here!


See how pretty the first two color stories look combined? Such beautiful, saturated colors. See this post for details on the previous Sapphire colorway! One more designer collection to go. Hint: GREENS







To buy: Felt On The Fly (and be sure to view the other palettes Janet has selected herself in her shop's Twelve Days Ornaments section). And of course, you can purchase the sewing patterns for the ornaments at my shop, mmmcrafts.etsy.com.



Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sapphire designer collection complete and available at Felt On The Fly

Sapphire color story. Photo courtesy of Felt On The Fly


Hello, guys! Man, I'm so behind on this. I forgot to post that this vibrant, saturated 100% merino wool felt Twelve Days Ornaments colorway is now available at Janet's shop, Felt On The Fly. It's called Sapphire for the rich, saturated pinks and blues. The bundle contains eleven gorgeous colors of 8x12 inch felt sheets:

Merlot
Deep Pink
Lavender Pink
Cerise
Coral
Orange-Red
Brick
Shrimp
Dark Teal
Turquoise
Caribbean Blue

She also offers add-ons for Sulky Stick N' Stitch and matching floss. Just select those options from the drop down listing. Buy it here!




The matching floss is necessary to sew the pieces together, but you can also use the matching flosses to create the decorative embroidery, with the minor addition of white and black flosses.

I really enjoyed putting this designer collection together! The merino felts are such a joy to work with. Stay tuned: I will be putting together three different designer collections for Felt On The Fly. Sapphire is the first! (Here's the link to Gold, the 2nd color story which is now available.)