The Candy Cane stocking pattern is whimsical yet traditional & appeals to all ages. I designed this for the Fun at heart! It is generously sized to hold an abundance of gifts! The stocking is trimmed on both sides so that it can be hung facing in either direction.
I have had the pleasure to make this stocking numerous times over the years. It was wonderful to see the delight & excitement in people's faces - young & old - when they get their stocking. Enjoy!
It's great to have some feedback about my BJD patterns - many Thanks! I have added a section in the Customer Showcase gallery for these.
Further to the post title ... the next pattern (Candy Cane stocking) is indeed "Almost there!" The short trip away, & wonderful it was, set back my schedule just a tiny bit. I am just processing all the construction photos & filtering them through Photoshop. It is surprising to see the difference in image colour for photos taken on the same day. Light varies so much on any given day from the morning to the evening & the brief glimpses of sun followed by clouds & shadow. The images then need to sorted, labelled & resized for inclusion in the pattern document to keep the overall pattern size under 10K. Just need to write up all the steps & add some diagrams for clarity then it will be ready this coming week!
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Weebly has had the RSS feed option available since I started this site but it did not allow you to select a reader. So for example, when using Google Chrome as your browser the programming code is shown rather than the blog content. The new improved RSS feed icon will allow you to subscribe & choose a reader.
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A wonderful opportunity arouse this week - tickets to two NHL playoff games. It's very exciting to be able to attend a playoff game! The atmosphere & pace of games in the quest for the Stanley cup is electrifying. So a spur of the moment trip for a couple of out of town games. Such a treat to get away for a few days & do a bit of sight seeing while we are there.
As soon as I return, I will tackle the the remainder of the new stocking pattern. It's coming along nicely. Creating designs for my own purpose is significantly different from designing for a pattern release. I usually work directly from bolts of fabrics/trims (not pre-measure quantities) & sewing adjustments are done on the fly - it is much more free form & flexible. I am presently re-engineering the construction process of the candy cane stocking to make it easy as possible to describe & sew. I like to ensure that customers using my patterns have all the information needed to successfully complete the pattern in the easiest possible manner.
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