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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tinsel Towne ~

Happy Tuesday to you!
as promised, here is a preview of my next new design,
"Tinsel Towne"
a perfect, snowy little village ~

Miss Flea did a wonderful job on the stitching, didn't she?
she used two threads over 2 on my 30ct Olde Farmhouse Linen.
I love the colors in this design ~
DMC 611, 831, 844, 3031 & 3033...

quiet & muted colors and motifs ~

I included some straight stitches for the stems of the snowball bushes for a little character ~

Love the tiny sled!

do I hear jingle bells??
 I'm planning on making a box to keep our Christmas cards in with this...
the sampler will top a 12 oz. Whitman's Chocolates box ~
(with kudos going to Brenda Gervais for the brilliant idea of recycling the box)
love that nubby linen too ~

I'll be covering the box with repro Civil War era fabric,
 ~ then lining the inside with old book papers ~

a sweet little farmhouse ~ how cozy...

I'll be embellishing around the edges of the sampler with tarnished tinsel pipe-cleaners ~
I'll share with you how to tarnish your own in the pattern/kit of this design.

the date '1801' and pine-tree motifs help to age this design ~
 I might even add a dusting of frost (some of my antique German mica) to the box-lid too ~
a little brown basket holds a snowball bush ~

I hope you like it!
I'll share pics of the 'finish' tomorrow...

pattern/kit will be available soon!!! sharpen your needles :)
 I could move right in to that little white farmhouse....
won't you be my neighbor??
sleepy little Tinsel Towne ~
Have a beautiful day my Friends!!!
Blessings from Notforgotten Farm...


Jennifer Stumpf said...

Love it, Lori! Love the muted colors!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Hi JEN!!!! Thanks so much!

denise said...

when will the pattern/kit be available? denise

Paz said...

maravilloso, como todos tus diseños. Quedará genial lo poongas donde lo pongas. besos

gracie said...

Very nice design and finish idea. I often re-use boxes for finishing.

NMK said...

So Neat !!!! I NEED this too !!!!

Sandra said...

Wonderful, as usual!
Homespun Elegance

cucki said...

it is so pretty too..
hugs xx

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Truly Lovely. Can't wait to see it finished on the candy box lid.

Peace, Barb

kelley said...

something about houses...stitched, hooked and punched...they are the best...and you my friend are the best of the best! sweet design as awlays...I could move righ in to the little white house too...

edie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!!!! Would I ever like to be your neighbor! Did the property next to you ever sell? You mentioned it in a post a while back. Tinsel Towne and the Angels are two gottahaves for me! And, I really like your design for the box, I have the box already.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to seeing it totally finished! I, too, like the little sled and the white farm house!

Robin in Virginia

Elisabetta said...

I deeply love all your designs!

Penny said...

Be still my heart..... :)

Paula said...

Hi dear Lori, Before I forget, I must tell you I love your new blog header! It is so sweet and charming~ right out of another era! I love your Tinsel Towne! The colors and design are beautiful and I look forward to seeing it completed. I love what you are going to do with it! I also look forward to the pattern and kit! Have a beautiful day too! Many blessings, Paula

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Thanbk you ~ everyone...this pattern/kit will be available soon, along with three others that we are working on! so please stay tuned!!!

The Primitive Window said...

Oh, Lori, I love this one, the muted colors suit me just fine. Yes, I would love to be your neighbor! Love the old tinsel, I like using that, just says plain vintage!


Elena - Gatti e Crocette said...

I absolutely falling in love with it!!!
Really gorgeous design, congrats!

Cinlyn said...

Love it! Looking forward to seeing the finish! I knew I was saving that chocolate sampler box for something!

Paula said...

PS~ I would LOVE to be your neighbor! xo~Paula

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