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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New canvases continue - Lavender Fleur

Fleur de Lis in Lilac is the true name of this Amanda Lawford design. It is stitch painted on 13 count canvas. The design area is 8" x 8". Its a new design for 2011. We do have a thread kit for this canvas available, with silk 'n ivory, very velvet, and crystal braid.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More of new canvas - Coffee Blockhead is not what it sounds!

The name does not bring to mind the wonderful geometric that this design is. Coffee Blockhead is one of those rare canvases that feels masculine, something you could stitch for that bachelor in your life. It is stitch painted on 13 count canvas. The design area 10" x 10" and is a new canvas for 2011 from Amanda Lawford. We would be happy to prep a thread kit for this canvas for you. I could see this done nicely in wool, something manly. It reminds me of a woven wool rug.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hootsey gets a thread kit!

We blogged about this cute owl Hootsy from Birds of a Feather a little while ago. Now we've pulled threads for him, including some fuzzy ones for his adorable little ears. Now available in the web store.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

More new canvas from Melissa Shirley

Melissa Shirley's handpainted needlepoint canvas "2011 Patchwork" comes in two sizes, and the large one of this design is already gone! New in the 2011 collection, the design area is 8" x 8" on 18 count canvas. The canvas is $132.00 and we are also offering a thread kit for this one for $79.00. Perfect for anyone craving color!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Look what just came in!

I have some new canvases in the shop to show over the next few days. Stay tuned!

Caron Collection Handpainted Needlepoint Canvas Shalimar, stitch painted needlepoint canvas by Lois Caron. Design area is 16" x 16" on 18 count canvas. $180.00 Ask about a thread kit! Hmm, I'm thinking splendor.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Big Buddah Feet

Zecca rises to the top when it comes to intense color. "Buddah's Footprints" Stitch painted on 18 count canvas. Design area is 17.5 " square and the overall canvas is 23.5" square. $280. Makes a great stool cover or for the impractical ones I can't help but think what a great rug to place in front of a toilet in a guest bathroom. Its in stock and offered on the web store. The other 3 are new for Zecca 2011 and I can order any of these for you. Night Owl is 3" x 5" on 18 mesh and is $42.00. (I think this fits the Kindle Cover) Next up has got to be the best Coo Coo Clock ever since there is only an adorable Coo Coo bird and not an annoying Coo Coo bird. 7" x 9.75" on 18 count, $105.00. The red lines that lead out to dots can be thought of as the "numbers" dividing the face into 12 parts. Lastly, one of my favorites, the Big Moon Clock 9.75" x 13" on 18 count for $158.00. Someone asked about numbers! For those who must have numbers I would suggest stitching Zecca buttons, or others that are more subtle, on the "clock face" in lieu of numbers. Zecca has clock mechanisms too.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Golden Butterfly, a Golden job in silk ribbon

A customer just completed her first project using silk ribbon on a painted canvas and I think she did a fantastic job as this is not easy task on a butterfly that has lots of shading. Ribbons used were from River Silks, balance of canvas was done in mainly Rainbow Gallery Splendor. Canvas is Golden Butterfly I by Julie Mar. This canvas is available for order or I have in stock Golden Butterfly II. Both have a 12" x 12" design area on 13 count canvas for $140.00.   

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bicycle Buddies

Bicycle Buddies by Lee Needlearts finishes our children series. Stitch painted on 18 count. 8" x 10" for $84.00. (This is one of the last designs released by Lee Needlearts when owned by Theresa Lee). I love the colors, warm and happy.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Git along little cowboy!

Next up in our children inspired canvas designs, "Cowboy" by Cooper Oaks. Design area 10" x 10" stitch painted on 13 count for $96.00. There is a matching Cowgirl as well. Interested? Let us know.

Monday, March 14, 2011

mmm mmm good!

The next two children canvases are by Boots Bailey and remind me so much of the Campbell Soup kids. With large open area's for some interesting stitches they could work up fast for their size. Design area 9" x 9" on 18 count. Overall canvas size 15" x 15.5" $78.00.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A child in spirit

Continuing the theme of children today, the (wingless) flower fairy (or is she a nymph?), Miss Daisy is by Isabel's Needlepoint, well priced at $58. on 18 count.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

We Were all Children Once

Thought it would be nice to feature some pieces in honor of all the children, past present and future, so this week I'll be posting a series of canvases with images of children. First up is by Aviva "Feeding Kitty" on 18 count . Second "Window Seat" also by Aviva. All canvas's by Aviva are stitch painted.