to celebrate the publication of my new book


Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.

This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.

The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Leann is Christmas Stocking Crazy! + Open House This Weekend

I'm super busy getting ready for this weekend's Open Farmhouse Event that my friends and I are throwing. It is shaping up to be a great day - weatherwise and culturewise. I'll pop back in tomorrow to share a little more. Here are some of the pieces of pottery that I will be selling - just a bit of a sneak peek. There is still more in the kiln. I will be also selling a whole bunch of other things - notecards, paintings, pillows, and a bit of yarn. The Farmer will be outside peddling our farm raised lamb. And my friends will be selling things too. More about that tomorrow. 

We have a Facebook event page HERE if you would like to look. 

I got the most fantastic email shortly before Thanksgiving from a customer named Leann. Here is what she wrote: 

Hi Kristin - I've had your Christmas Stocking patterns for a couple of years, now. I had trouble with the color work, so I took a Craftsy class. I also took a sock class at my local yarn store and knitted 2 pairs of socks to prepare to make my stockings. 

I had my family members choose their 2 favorite colors and then incorporated those colors into their stockings. So far, I've made 9. I'm celebrating Christmas at Thanksgiving this year, as that will be when my brother (living in Omaha) and I (living in Savannah) will converge on our hometown in WV. 

Thank you for the lovely patterns. I really enjoyed making them. I hope my family will celebrate with them for years to come!

Wow! Not only was Leann inspired, she went totally crazy with my pattern Kristin's Creative Christmas Stockings. She sent me photos of each stocking and notes about each design she modified. Leann took the challenge and combined the different charts and ideas in the pattern to make each design her own.  

I love to see what other people do with my patterns. It isn't often I get photos and I am not much for poking around on Ravelry. But this made my day. Thank you to Leann for making my Thanksgiving Holiday extra special with the thoughts of her and her family celebrating an early Christmas and Leann handing out the stockings. And I love that Leann let them choose their favorite colors and she worked the designs around their likes. Awesome! 

You can order both of my Christmas Stocking Patterns on my website here and here 

or on Ravelry here and here. Here are the cover shots of both the patterns. Each includes several different variations and sizes. 


mn_bird said...

I wish I could come to your open house. I hope it is succesful!!


Auntie Shan said...

Oooo! CLAYness! :-D
BTW, if you ever get around to doing a rhino, I have a soft spot for blue-white... #justsaying

Anyhoo, *GOOD LUCK* with the EVENT! Hope the ELVES survive the "TOURISTS"!

Susan said...

Your pretty makes such a gorgeous statement all together on the table like that. I wish you great success at your own house. Wish I was close enough to come!

Susan said...

Your pretty makes such a gorgeous statement all together on the table like that. I wish you great success at your own house. Wish I was close enough to come!

bookagent said...

Wow the Christmas stockings are awesome. I wonder if I start in January if I could make enough for my family.....I'll have to think about that. Best of luck with your Event this week-end. Sure wish I was close enough to attend. I'll be watching for pictures next week.