Monday, December 12, 2011

Giveaway: Wonky Stripe Table Runner

It's giveaway day on Sew Mama Sew and I am participating with my first giveaway: a Wonky Stripe table runner!

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

The winner of this giveaway will get to choose between one of my popular Christmas table runners (see example in photo above) or a custom Wonky Stripe runner featuring fabric of their choice (see example in photo below). My Christmas table runners feature bold red and green prints on white (100% cotton) juxtaposed with a highly textured natural linen. If you select the custom option, you can choose up to 3 fabrics ($10/yard maximum) that I will alternate with natural linen for my Wonky Stripe table runner design.

This is a value of $40. Table runners measure approximately 15 x 34 inches. Christmas table runner will ship by December 20, 2011. Custom runner will be created and shipped by January 15, 2012. Giveaway is open internationally. Prize will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.

Jenny: aqua Wonky Stripe table runner


How to enter: For a chance to win a Wonky Stripe table runner, simply leave me a comment. If you'd like, check out my Etsy shop and tell me what strikes your fancy or what you'd like to see listed in the future. One entry per person, please.

Please make sure and leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. I will keep comments open until Friday, December 16 at 5 p.m. PST. I will choose a random winner, will announce the name here, and will email this lucky person. (Void where prohibited.)


This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! The lucky winner is Gina of Lulu Cutie. Congratulations, Gina! Check your email. ;)

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

If you've just discovered my website via giveaway day, WELCOME! I'm so pleased you've paid me a visit. I hope you like what you see. I try to update this space regularly with latest projects and items to be listed on Etsy. Become a subscriber if you'd like. You can also find me on Facebook and Pinterest.

Big kudos to Sew Mama Sew for organizing giveaway day! Make sure and go check out all the lovely people giving away supplies and handmade goodness all over the blogosphere. (Psst, we're having a giveaway by sponsor Fat Quarter Shop on Stumbles & Stitches.)

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Thank you so much for visiting and entering my giveaway! And if you just can't wait to have your own Wonky Stripe Table Runner, I should have 4 listed in my Etsy shop within a day or two, so please check back!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stocking Ornaments

I just listed a whole bunch of Scrappy Stocking Ornaments in the shop! I created this design along with a tutorial for Stumbles & Stitches, and decided to make more to sell.

Jenny: Stocking Ornaments for Etsy shop

These little stockings are for sale in pairs, according to their color. One patchwork stocking is matched with a coordinating fabric and linen stocking or a fabric and felt stocking. Here they are.

Red:

Jenny: Stocking Ornaments for Etsy shop

Jenny: Stocking Ornaments for Etsy shop

Green:

Jenny: Stocking Ornaments for Etsy shop

Jenny: Stocking Ornaments for Etsy shop

Aqua:

Jenny: Stocking Ornaments for Etsy shop

Jenny: Stocking Ornaments for Etsy shop

Yellow:

Jenny: Stocking Ornaments for Etsy shop

Jenny: Stocking Ornaments for Etsy shop

More green:

Jenny: Stocking Ornaments for Etsy shop

Jenny: Stocking Ornaments for Etsy shop

They're so colorful and cheerful, I think they'll brighten up the Christmas tree!

A Custom Holiday Order

A lovely new customer named Christina contacted me in early November to create a set of 4 custom burlap art pieces for her family members. They exchange unique holiday-themed items at Thanksgiving and she wanted to wow them with some original artwork.

We discussed her ideas, I sent her some sketches and we settled on snowflakes and stockings.

Jenny: Custom Holiday Burlap Art

Jenny: Custom Holiday Burlap Art

As my vision progressed, I sent her more fabric options and some progress updates.

Jenny: Custom Holiday Burlap Art

Jenny: Custom Holiday Burlap Art

And here are the final four pieces of burlap art. They each involve cotton applique, felt details and beading.

Jenny: Custom Holiday Burlap Art

Jenny: Custom Holiday Burlap Art

Jenny: Custom Holiday Burlap Art

Jenny: Custom Holiday Burlap Art

Christina was very happy with the photos of the final projects I sent her. She sent me a super sweet email. Here's an excerpt: "They turned out awesome. I can't believe that you got them done so quickly. I am impressed. My family is going to be blown away." Whew! I was so relieved that she liked them!!

And here they were all ready to be shipped!

Jenny: Custom Holiday Burlap Art

I loved creating this custom order. It was such fun and Christina was wonderful to work with. Please let me know if you ever have an idea for a custom project, I'd love to work on some sketches for you and hopefully create something unique that you will love.

Coasters!

I listed three sets of coasters in the shop last week. I had been wanting to play with half-square triangles for a while and used that design for the basis of these coasters. They feature a combination of textured natural linen and a modern botanical cotton print by Lotta Jansdotter. They are available in three colors: mustard, chocolate brown and light grey.

Jenny: Coasters for Etsy shop

Jenny: Coasters for Etsy shop

Jenny: Coasters for Etsy shop

Jenny: Coasters for Etsy shop

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Few Dates

As the holidays approach, I thought I would share a few important dates:

I will be accepting custom order requests until November 23. If you have a special project in mind, hurry and contact me to discuss at jennybartoy AT gmail DOT com.

My Etsy shop will be closed December 19 through January 2. The last day I will be shipping items is Tuesday, December 20. If you see something you like in the shop, go ahead and snap it up soon.

Thank you so much for your support. Shop handmade for the holidays!

Christmas Table Runners

The holidays are arriving so fast! I've been busy cranking out some Christmas-themed items for the shop and custom orders. I have so many ideas, but too little time to execute them!

Here are two table runners I created with a combination of natural linen and bold prints from the Kumari Garden Holiday fabric collection. I have had this design in mind for months, particularly the large wonky stripes and it was fun to finally make it.

Here's my original sketch. I ended up going with less but larger stripes, and no binding.

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner


And here are photos of the two finished runners. As you can see, one features more red than green, and the other one is reversed.

Christmas Table Runner -- Linen, Green and Red (listed in the shop here)

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner


Christmas Table Runner -- Linen, Red and Green (SOLD)

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner

Jenny: Christmas Table Runner


I have a lot of this fabric left. So please let me know if you would like a custom runner and/or placemats. I'd be happy to create a special order for you.

Button Pouches

I designed a pouch for my mom's birthday, combining linen and a bold print. I rounded the bottom corners and added some darts. I finished it with a large wooden button. The pouch closes by folding it and fastening an elastic loop around the button.

Jenny: Button Pouches

It turned out so cute that I decided to make a bunch for the shop!

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches

Jenny: Button Pouches