Sunday, March 25, 2012

Animal Encore

More favorite cats and a dog.

The Cat canvas shown with threads above also has a thread kit available. As always, click on the image to go to the canvas in our web store.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Back to Basics DVD set

Learn from two of the best with never having to leave your stitching nest. For anyone who wants to know how the experts would do it now you can without having to attend a class. Each DVD is $35.00, order all three and receive free shipping!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Atenti Caddy Bags

In Phoenix I wandered over to the knitting "side" and found some nice products to bring needlepointers a little more fashion forward when it comes to accessories. First are these Atenti caddy's. Perfect for storing needle cases, scissors, laying tools, plenty of threads and more. Made of high end upholstery materials, ultrasuede handles, first quality construction and on top of all this they are made in the United States. For now I'm experimenting to see how well these caddys are received with hopes to offer their totes and other bags too. In the meantime I can order any of their other bags also offered in numerous fabric combinations. Click on the pictures to see them in our Webstore.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Laurel Burch

Her designs are so recognizable atleast to those over 45, not sure if younger eyes know her so well. But her designs speak to all ages, such a positive given the time and money spent on needlepoint. More than anything they are much admired by animal lovers. Here are a few new additions.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rabbit Season

Small Bunny Rabbit with Pansies by Bonnie Alexander. So cute, how many canvases do you find with animals doing everyday things? Could be made up into so many things, small pillow / wall hanging, tray insert or framed or as an insert into a larger heart shaped pillow. Hearts not your thing?Fill in around the background to make it a small square.

Dimensional Beanbag Bunny Rabbit. During the finishing the nose gets pinched together to give the head some shape, then the ears are sewn on separately. Makes for an adorable baby gift or anyone who love rabbits.

Mary Hadley Bunny Rabbit, from Silver Needle. Derived from the M.A. Hadley collection of american clay ware, circa 1940.

Beatrix Potter Black Bunny Rabbit. For Potter afficionado's Black Rabbit is a character from her book Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes where during his courtship with Cotton-Tail he brought her a gift of carrots in a basket. Apparently the carrots were just the thing as later In the Tale of Mr. Tod Black Rabbit was married to Cotton-Tail, Peter's sister.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lois Caron Designs

We all know the Caron Collection for their beautiful colored threads but Lois's canvas designs are also exceptional when it comes to color. I've posted Storm Flowers before and here are a few more. Her earlier designs like Shashavan and Kilim are more traditional in color selections and also well priced. Click on any of the images to go to the item in our Web Store. We also have a Thread Kit available for Storm Flowers.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

New Stuff

A few new glass laying tools are still available, red dichroic, black dichroic and white filagree. To learn more about these see previous post: Special Occasion Glass Laying Tools

These pictures were taken on new clear front project bags, in glorious colors and patterns. Only a few are shown and they come in 10" x 13" ($19.00) 9" x 6" ($12.00) and 7" x 5" ($10.00) - 6 different patterns available. So even if you only feeling ho hum about a project the color and quality of these bags will make you feel happy and confident. Also at the bottom are cool new fabric caddy's from Atenti ($62.) and more Jane McKnights blockbuster Bling, Glitz and Glamour Book ($42.). It may take a few days to get these up for sale in the online store but you can always call or email for more info.

The glass tools are now posted to the web store: Black Dichroic, Red Dichroic, and White Filagree.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


New canvases and thread kits to make you smile.

1) Birds of a Feather Pink Owl. Design area 4" x 4" , overall canvas 8 1/2" square on 13 count, $49.00 . Thread kit is $44.00 and includes Vineyard classic silk, Felicity's Garden, Watercolours, Neon Rays, Very Velvet, Angora, Kreinik, Oriental Silk and Caron Snow. Three other owls available in this 2012 collection.

2) Baby Sleeping by the Collection, 5" x 7" on 13 count $41.00 . Thread kit includes Watercolours, High Cotton, Neon Rays Plus, Weeks Pearl Cotton, Silk Lame braid, Very Velvet and Neon Rays all for $34.00.

3) Busy Bee by Birds of a Flower 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" on 13 count, $54.00. Thread kit available upon request.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


How does something become a fad? Cupcakes are all around and Melissa Shirley has some of the cutest. There's 2 Hearts cupcake and the Heart Cupcake by Mary Lake Thompson. Thought I'd include a picture of ruched flair used for the whipped cream on the mug as an idea for icing. Mug canvas is also a Debbie Mumm canvas available through Melissa Shirley.