We're dashing through the snow with The Jingle Bell Sleigh Ride Co!
Jingle Bell Sleigh Ride Co. comes as a paper pattern. The design features snowy evergreen boughs with ornaments. There is also a horse pulling a sleigh through the snow. The text says, "The Jingle Bell Sleigh Ride Company Dashing through the snow since 1857."
The design is stitched in shades of red, green, white, and brown.
The model was stitched on 32 ct. Vintage Country Mocha Belfast linen (Zweigart) using 2 ply thread. The stitch count is 107w x 123h and the finished design measures approximately 7 5/8"w x 6 1/2"h when stitched on that fabric. The pattern calls for whole stitches only. (Whole stitches = beginner friendly and Aida friendly!) The model was stitched with threads from DMC. The pattern includes both a black/white symbol page as well as a color page, so you can choose to stitch from the format that works best for you.
WHERE TO BUY Since this is a paper pattern, it is only available through needlework shops. It will not be released as a .PDF. If your favorite shop does not have it in stock, let them know you'd like a copy. Most shops are happy to order one in for you. Shop owners, all wholesale orders should go through Dinky Dyes.
RECREATE THE LOOK:
Finish Fabric: The red/white striped fabric is the perfect candy cane stripe! It is by Kim Christofferson of Kimberbell Designs for Maywood Studio. It's called Red Mini Awning Stripe and the SKU is MAS8249-R. The green fabric was from my stash. It's ancient, so no SKU. Sorry about that!
Cording: I used pre-made white cording (3/16") from Hobby Lobby. The brand is Merchant 41 and the SKU is 829341.
Bow: The red ribbon is from www.shop5thstreet.com. It is a 1.5" wire-edge royal burlap ribbon and the item number is RG127805.
The smaller white bow is made from a 3/8" grosgrain ribbon from Offray. My spool does not have a label or SKU, but it was in the ribbon section at Wal-mart. 3/8" white grosgrain ribbon can be found at pretty much any store that sells ribbon, so hopefully you won't have too much trouble finding some. If you're ordering from Hobby Lobby, try SKU 166751. I keep a couple of spools of this size and color on hand at all times because I use it in almost everything! All the ribbon ends were sealed with fray-check. (Affiliate Amazon link.)
The wooden button came out of my stash. Similar buttons are available at almost any craft store with a healthy button assortment.
The materials listed above are unique to this piece. The foundational supplies (the board, glue, batting, etc--stuff you can't see) are the same no matter what I am finishing. I use backing board, Aleens Tacky Glue, and Warm and White Craft Batting. I make cuts with a rotary cutter on a rotary cutting mat. You can see them along with links on the Tools/Organization page.
Special Thanks to Cindy Lubbert for the model stitching.
One more time, here it is. Hope you enjoy!