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To request a copy of ANY template from now on, please email me at
Be sure to put "Template Request" in the subject line. In your email include the number of the template you're wanting.
For multiples, email your first 2 choices and after receiving them email your next 2 choices...and so on. Your requests will arrive with the layers closed so don't panic if they look blank.
I check for requests once a day so please give me 24 hours to fill your request.
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Requests left on the blog will not be fufilled, sorry.
*** Attention TUTORIAL WRITERS***
If you'd like to use anything from this blog in a tutorial, first email me at the above mentioned email address for permission.
Thanks for understanding and following my terms.
*** ADDED NOTE, Please Read ***
If you're looking for tutorials of my tags? Sorry but I don't write tutorials because I get very frustrated trying to keep track of what I did to create a finished tag. I always credit the fabulous tut writers when I've used a tutorial because they're the brave ones and without their sharing I wouldn't have learned how to fine-tune my designs. Just the way it goes Thelma.
I'm just missing the "Tutorial Writing Gene" I guess.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Story Behind My Curly Toes Stocking Template

For many years I'd had a wonderful close friend named Vicki.  We started doing craft faires together around Xmas time,  Vicki made the most exquisite
Xmas stockings using velvets, satins, hounds tooth fabrics; vintage laces, buttons, vintage florals...things she'd saved thru the years from flea markets and thrift store rummaging.
Vick was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It was very aggressive; she managed to beat it and was cancer free for 7 years.  But it came back.  So while she went thru more chemo she'd sit in her chair and hand sew her beautiful stockings.  Many went to the chemo nurses, or she filled with yummie goodies for fellow patients.  Sadly, she passed away.  I treasure my Curly Toes stockings.  In a way, they are my Breast Cancer Awareness reminders.
Last year I created a template set, designed after her paper patterns.  When I make tags in the season, I feel like I'm sharing part of my friend.
So, thank you on all the wonderful comments on my stocking tags...
You're really complimenting Vicki for what she taught me.

1 comment:

  1. Awe Cate that is a very touching story - now I will treasure my tag from you even more... and everytime I use it I will remember you sharing this lil bit of yourself - thanks : )

    hugs! Lorri