Thursday, September 13, 2012

Red Bird in the Snow Potholder - New Pattern in Shop




I am not normally a fan of snow, but after this long, hot summer I am actually looking forward to it a little bit (not a lot, but a little bit).  :)  We have lots of pine trees around our house and there is nothing prettier than seeing a beautiful red cardinal sitting on a snow-filled branch.  So that was my inspiration when I came up with this sweet little red bird, working on it in 90+ degree temps, while daydreaming about the upcoming cooler weather.  :)

The front piece of the potholder is worked in single crochet by following a color chart.  The beak is crocheted separately, then stitched on, and the eye is a small black button.  The snowflakes are small white beads stitched randomly around. The back piece is done single crochet, then the two pieces are stitched together for double thickness.

The finished size is 9 1/4" wide x 8 1/2" high (not including the ring at the top)

Pattern is available in my etsy shop or as a download thru Ravelry by clicking here

 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

And The Winner Is......

I used a random number generator for the drawing and it kicked out the number 6, which was Johanna, who said:

"How cute! We love anything with a kitty in our house! I don't think I could pick a favorite, they are all perfect!"

Congratulations Johanna!  I have sent her an email letting her know and will get the ornament in the mail to her soon. 

Thanks to everyone for playing along and for your very kind comments.  :)