Friday, January 29, 2016


 Cotton Eyed Jo has been sewing and working on a new pattern for release this weekend.

Just in time for the Houston Rodeo, I'll be listing some items at both my Etsy shop, and our Ebay store .  

Live auction on Ebay began a few minutes ago, and will end on Sunday, February 3, 2016.
This is the only time this particular set will be on Ebay.

If it doesn't sell, I'll move it over to my Etsy shop(linked above). Good luck if you decide to bid on it!

This first pattern will have patterns for the steak/bacon platter and plates as well as the "campfire". I will also be offering pattern kits which will be sold seperately from the basic pattern, but contain  a selection of fabrics to help create that campfire feel. Your littlest buckeroo's will probably just toss around the cups and plates unless someone honkers down with them, and serves up some milk and cookies. ;)

Imaginary play is a great way to increase vocabulary. If you live on a ranch, little ranch hand will start hearing the family stories... like the time the cow escaped... or whatever adventures you want to spin. Shoot you could even use these in a classroom, to introduce a Tall Tales literature unit...

There are variations that you could do with the basic platter and plates to make something special for a young camper, deer hunter, or pirate. In fact, the kits I'll offer will give you a chance to chose from many types of heroic adventurers!

My next pattern, which will include cups, a Coffeepot, and other campfire accessories will require a mother or grandmother's patience and care in construction. They will require some hand-sewing to achieve their special looks... and are quite honestly a bit time intensive. But I've machine washed and air dried my coffee pot! (truly just for imaginative play) It will not hold liquids! But will add fun and more vocabulary opportunities!


Farm Girl said...

It looks great Jo! It is so nice to see that you are designing. I never knew that about you that you used to go to shows and things. This is a great idea too.

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Thanks Kim, part of this pattern that should make it worth buying, I hope will be the campfire. I've spent quite a bit of time, more that many folks would I guess. The plates will come in a couple of sizes, and the campfires pattern will too.

Steve and I just started going to the Cons about 2 years ago. This will only be our 3rd convention. They are crazy fun, and we can be a couple of crazy kids! (When it is just the 2 of us!) I can't wait to see if we can do as well or better this year in the costume contest. We are doing characters that will be quite recognizable, but not usually done. We got a lot of nice support from the crowd last year, because we are let's face it a couple of geezers! I will be 70 on my next birthday. I'm past cougar age on into saber toothed tiger! ha ha