In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that the Old Farmhouse Gathering team's 'Winter's Coming' celebration was going to be starting soon and that I was under the gun to come up with four new winter related items to list in my Etsy shop for it. I have already made a snowman door hanger (it's too cute, I'll show you pictures as soon as the celebration starts on October 28th) and as soon as it was done I got to work on another snowman. The pattern, by 'You Are Special Patterns' created by the very talented Sandy Schmidt, is called 'Winter Magic' and is of a snowman with a Christmas tree and a pillow tuck. It's too cute so I got right to work and here is the finished shelf sitter.
Isn't it adorable?! I love, love, love it but have come to the realization that there is no way on God's green earth that I will be able to ship it safely if I try and list it for sale.
The embellishments I added to the tree won't survive a journey in the 'caring' hands of the post office and each piece (snowman, tree and pillow) must be placed 'just so' in order for it to stand properly.
So I have come to the
For those of you who are unaware, Sandy sadly lost her battle with cancer in September. She will be so missed, she was a wonderful and caring lady and an amazing pattern designer. I'm lucky enough to have some of her patterns from both You Are Special Patterns and The Olde Country Cupboard and am so grateful to her for sharing her great talent with us all.
So I will now have to get to work on some other patterns for our OFG celebration, I have LOTS to choose from as I must admit that I am a bit of a pattern hoarder. But how do you resist buying them, there are so many talented folks out there with such great ideas. I've more patterns by Sandy, so think I may choose another of hers as they are wonderful. It's sad to lose someone so talented but also wonderful that we still have a part of her amazing imagination that we can continue to create and share with the world. Rest in peace dear Sandy, we will miss you and thank you for your wonderful creations.