Next time I decide to dress my blog on a Sunday afternoon (that became a late Sunday evening), please remind me I am nuts.
But dressed it is, and what do your pretty eyes think of it?
As you know, dear Blossom took my sketch for a new logo and brought it perfectly to life, and now I have dabbled with new skills myself and made a cute Ellie grab button that you can easily 'grab' and put on your blog sidebars!
See it over there in the left hand of my blog?
Just cut and paste that code under the sweet Ellie button, and add it to your blog sidebar (using the HTML gadget in your blog layout if you use Blogger)!
Thank you to everyone who has purchased my first pattern on Craftsy!
"Partridge & Pears" has been very popular, and I hope you like the extra bits and pieces I've included in the pattern to help you with the different embroidery stitches.
I know I shared late last year that I really wanted to finish with pdf patterns and start over with paper patterns. It probably seems I have drifted backwards now?
Well, one thing I have learned is that you can simplify life by doing some things the old way, but the reality of technology is that 'it is here', and pretending that it's not doesn't change the obvious.
I have been blessed with meeting blog followers from all over the globe these last few years, and the one resounding thing that comes through your emails is that you love the convenience of pdf patterns.
There are also lovely ladies in some countries who can only purchase overseas patterns via email and pdf.
So I apologise to everyone who felt let down when I crossed over to just paper patterns.
I hope you can once again enjoy the ease of acquiring a new Elefantz design every now and then with the click of keyboard.
Visit my Craftsy Shop HERE.
Over the coming week I will be uploading more patterns.
Someone else who has started a Craftsy Shop is my friend, Stephanie. She is a wonderful designer - but nothing like me! She has no desire to hand embroider, but boy can she bring a quilt to life, and her bags are lovely too.
If you're over Craftsy way, you might like to browse her store. She has also written a thoughtful, and very informative, blog post about her decision to start selling her patterns via pdf, and the reasons behind her pricing.
You can read it HERE.
I'll leave you tonight with a recipe our family often indulge in on cool autumn nights.
I shared it here on my blog years ago, and recently a lovely blog reader emailed to ask for it again, so it seemed a good idea to share it with everyone once more.
Even though it's called "blackberry" swirls, we have used boysenberries, blueberries, raspberries, loganberries...whatever you use this is YUM.
Recipe can be found HERE on my recipes page.
Tomorrow I have some more exciting news to share...and this has something to do with it.
...Shabby Roses Angels...
Don't forget, tomorrow is Monogram Monday, so your free ~H~ will be ready to download, too.
God bless, and chat soon,