Friday, December 2, 2011

First Friday Freebie #23

Yesterday we flipped the calendar over to December and today is the First Friday of the month…already!  If this is your first visit here, welcome!  You’ve picked the right day to stop by because on the First Friday of every month, I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.

So in keeping with the season, allow me to present to you my Woodland Santa.  This month, I decided to make a pillow out of mine. 

The front… 

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The back…

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I used a strip of seasonal cotton ribbon to add some interest…

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And in keeping with the woodland theme, included some plaid wool for the borders.

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To download the PDF file which includes the photo, line drawing and instructions, please click HERE

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Doesn’t it look grand on the bed in our guest bedroom?  Frankie approves!

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And just in case you’d like to have a look,  my Etsy shop is now up and running.  I have some of my original FFF samples for sale and I’m hoping to list more items in the next little while.  If you’d like to have a look, there’s a button on the top right sidebar which will take you directly to my shop but to make it easy, just click here or on the button below.

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I hope you enjoy making this month’s FFF.  It works up quickly and there’s probably enough time to make a few as gifts!

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52 comments:

Linda said...

Thanks, Kaaren! I love your FFFs. Looking forward to them every month and I am never disappointed. Can't wait to start stitchting! Have a nice weekend. Love, Linda

miek 2 said...

thank you for your pattern,it`s lovely!
nice etsy shop too!
greetings

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Hi Kaaren, Thank you so much for such a lovely design :) I just don't know how you manage it all!! Best wishes, and happy crafting, Jenny

Karen said...

Good Morning Kaaren - what a lovely Santa you've chosen for this month. I've already downloaded... and would love to do him in wool (I'm not so good at stitching : (

Thank you for sharing - Santa's are displayed in my home year round... including my "I believe in Santa Claus" wooden sign... ; )

Here's to a wonderful day - sending energy, sunshine and lots and lots of love your way !!

Karen

Vickie said...

Thank you so much Kaaren! I love this Woodland Santa! He is wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

Thanks Kaaren , what a cute woodland Santa , I appreciate your kindness in providing this pattern.

Siobhan said...

Oh, what a neat pattern! Thank you, Kaaren!

Lesley said...

Your Santa is gorgeous! How you find the time to be so creative and to share this with the quilt blog community is a true tribute to who you are! I received that wonderful thread so will try it out with this wonderful Ho Ho! Now, off to download! PS...good for you for starting a shop with your treasures...another way of sharing!

~Laurie~ said...

Thank you Kaaren! Merry Christmas :)

pinsandneedles said...

Thanks Kaaren! I love this Woodland Santa stitchery. The pillow looks lovely on your guest room bed. The red wool plaid border just adds the perfect touch.

Cattinka said...

You made a nice pattern!
KATRIN W.

suz said...

I love this Sant. I never thought of using wool as a border, great idea. Hope you are doing well, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

sunny said...

Say it ain't so!! This means it really is December, and Christmas really is coming. Thanks for a delightful design. Just perfect for a gift that I still need to make.

Kate said...

Thanks for another delightful design!

lynneUSA said...

thanks - not sure where you find the time for it all - but it is so much appreciated

Colleen said...

Thank you so much! He is wonderful and looks so great on your guest bed. Now I am off to visit your etsy shop!

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Thank you for the great free pattern. I love how you finished yours into the pillow!

Kris said...

Kaaren - Your Santa is darling and I love the ribbon!! Thank you for sharing this pattern with us!! Plus, your Etsy items are wonderful - good luck in that endeavor!! Kris

Needled Mom said...

That is darling, Kaaren. I want to come be a guest in that beautiful room!!!! Thank you.

Joan said...

Oh, I love the FFF! I always look forward to your next creation. Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your ETSY shop. It's looking good! Thinking of you! Take care! X0

Barb said...

Hi Kaaren,
Thank you for your wonderful pattern. I an not a stitcher but I think I will paint it up!
Love it!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

burnttoast said...

Kaaren, I love your work on Etsy, but was wondering if you will sell patterns, for those of us that do our own stuff. I know you post some here, but was wondering if you were going to market them.

Marsha said...

Kaaren, thank you for another wonderful pattern. I love anything Santa and this is adorable! Hugs and Happy Wishes for a beautiful Christmas for you!

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

This Santa is wonderful...would also make a great punched or hooked piece...Thank you Karen!!
Patti

wheatgerm said...

looks cosy

Laura said...

Cute shop Kaaren! May you be blessed with much success!

Your pattern is terrific! I bet it would be alot of fun done in crayon and stitches.

And I love your decorating style by the way!

taylorsoutback said...

Love this Santa, Kaaren - thank you for sharing this...not sure when I will have time, but he needs to be stitched up and come live in my log house and oh yes, a perfect gift for friends!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Thank you Kaaren! I am going to do this pillow for my husband. He loves Santas. Where did you buy the ribbon? It's really nice.

Sandra Henderson said...

I love your Santa pattern! I don't do a lot of embroidery, but so nice of you to share with us. I have spotted something at your shop that I REALLY want! Gosh, all are so pretty.... but, ONE in particular! :)

Candace said...

Kaaren, you are just amazing! Thank you for another wonderful pattern! Did you use the Aurifil thread on this one? I wish Mr. Squash and I could be sitting in your guest room as we speak! Tell Frankie to keep it warm for us!
Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the darling Santa pattern.

Darlis

Catherine said...

Oh Oh Oh !!! what a wonderful Santa !!! I love it !!! many thanks for sharing !!! have a nice day !!!

TINA said...

nice blog... I like it..

S H A Z I A said...

love u santa..muah

Allie said...

Oh how awesome is this - perfect for a gift, thank you so much Kaaren! I know just the person to make him for!

Merilyn said...

Lovely stitchery Kaaren!!!
Just had a pop over to your Etsy shop, good luck with this venture, I'll definitely visit again!
Hope your weekend is going great!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this lovely pattern
Merry Christmas
Marie-Francoise from France

josette said...

Merci,merci

Handmade by Mai said...

Another nice FFF. Your guestroom looks great.

Carrie P. said...

You never fail to create something beautiful for us to do. Thanks for sharing your talents with us all.

Bertie said...

Great Santa, I don't make these but love looking at your patterns.
The coverlet on the bed is just fabulous!!
Have a good weekend:))

Sandy said...

Thank you again, Kaaren! I love redwork and this is really sweet.

MoeWest said...

Hi Kaaren,
Thanks for another wonderful FFF design. I put it in my 2012 projects file. This year is all booked up with other projects and I'm racing to the finish line.

edyB said...

Love this Woodland Santa! Thanks so much for sharing!
Love the peek at your home during this holiday season ~ so pretty!
Sending along a big hug!

Sheila said...

Thank you for your fabulous new FFF design...you are so generous :)

Kathryn said...

I love Santa designs, and yours is especially nice. Thank you so much, and enjoy your holiday. Hope you are feeling well. Kathie L in Allentown

Sylvie BG said...

Lovely design, Kaaren ! Thanks a lot for sharing it with us ! :-)

Jeanne said...

Thank you for the latest FFF! It's another cutie.

2ne said...

A great pattern :-)

Wendy B said...

Kaaren, this if just beautiful! You seem to know me sooo well....I am yet to make a few 'special' presents and you've given me the perfect one! Thank you! *mwah*
big sugary Christmas hugs sweety
XXX Wendy :O)

Joy Burkhart said...

This was the first time I've been here. Came over from Jenny of Elefantz. I just love this Woodland Santa, Kaaren! Thank you so much for sharing him with me!
xoxo
Joy

Sujana said...

Your woodland Santa is so cute!