Sunday, October 31, 2010

True North Needle Felted Father Christmas... a Harbinger of Snow?

It's early Sunday morning, the fireplace is going, the house feels warm and snug, everything is quiet and when I turn on the lights outside I can see a light dusting of snow on the ground.  Sigh....Our first snowfall of the season.  Right now it feels magical.  In a few months it won't seem so magical... better enjoy this feeling of tranquility while it lasts!
This snow does come at the perfect time for my True North Father Christmas that I just listed last night!  Do you think he brought the snow?  Kind of a coincidence, isn't it?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wooland Gnome Needle Felted Soft Sculpture... New at McBride House!

Due to the expanse of the human population into otherwise unpopulated areas, the Woodland Gnome has been forced to retreat further and further into the deep woods making sightings of them extremely rare. Luckily for me I live in a sparsely populated part of the world and have on the rare occasion spotted a few of these wonderful Gnomes!
Look at how close I got to this guy!  According to him he is about 28.5 cm tall (about 11 inches).  I'm not sure why the half a centimeter is that important, but he stressed to me that he was 28 AND A HALF cm tall!
As you can see he also has two little spotted toad stools that he rests his little bum on.  You can see more about him HERE at McBride House!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Autumn Sale on Felted Items at McBride House!

I'm having a SALE at McBride House!  All Autumn items are reduced to sell, sell, sell!
Mr Pumpkin Head Man is now on SALE!
He's loosing his head over the worry of not finding a new home!  Winter is coming and really wants to go somewhere warmer.
Also on sale... Headless Horseman.
I'm even putting my Haunted House on sale!  I don't know though.... I really like this one.... maybe I should keep it myself?   Hmmmm.....
It even comes with it's own little ghost, but you better hurry up before I change my mind!
And finally, in the Autumn Sale (don't forget to check out the other sale items though), a little stack of pumpkins.  Happy Autumn everybody!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Evandale Hat Crochet Pattern

It's been a long time since I've released a new pattern but I've finally done it!  I've had this one and another one on the back burner for a long time but haven't felt up to going out and taking pictures of them.  Today was the day!  I'm really not sure about showing this much of my face though!!
I really wanted to design a hat that would completely guard me from the world on those days where I just wanted to hide... you know that kind of day... the kind of day you want to watch but not be watched!  This hat comes down past the brow-line and allows you to peak out from under it without the world seeing you but still allows you to give that handsome stranger a coy little smile.  You might just say that this hat helps keep the mystery alive!
The Evandale Hat is made by crocheting two strands of yarn to create a stiffer formed shaped hat, similar to the original flapper style hats, therefore, the stitches will be tight to crochet.  Just like the flapper style hats, it is meant to come down past your brow-line, in a loose fitting style.  
Pattern includes 6 pages of easy to follow instructions with 10 step by step pictures to help you along the way.
Yarn: Any Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)  just be sure to check your gauge.
Notions: Crochet hook, darning needle, ribbon or trim of your choice
Stitches used:  Hdc, Dc, Tr and Ch
Skill: As always, designed for any beginner!
To see more click HERE!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kings Square and Loyalist Cemetery

A trip to Kings Square and Loyalist Cemetery in Saint John, NB was on the agenda this weekend to look for nuts and seeds of interesting trees.  We found a few, but I had fun taking pictures of the monuments and tombstones.
 Give me that cookie NOW!!