Saturday, January 31, 2009

For Your Stitching Niche

I just had to share this little treasure from the tradeshow this month. Melissa Shirley has done it again designing a little bird of a vase that when finished can perch quietly by your side keeping your laying tool, scissors etc. safe at hand.

There's a matching pin cushion too. Melissa's model was stitched by Wendy Harwood. The birds come in 4 different patterns each more fun than the next. Maybe we need a bevy of stitching birds.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Santa Stockin

You know I love Christmas. Now, I realize it is well past the fat man's visit, but I just had to show you my latest treasure.

As a designer, people have been requesting a companion to the packages lady stocking.

It took me awhile to wrap my head around the concept. I just couldn't see a man with a giant pile of gifts. They just don't do that. Then the obvious light bulb went off in my head and DUH! SANTA! So, here he is. The two make beautiful companions. Maybe not for small children but if you want stockings for a more sophisticated duo in your life. These fit the bill.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Merry Christmas.

Friday, January 16, 2009

needlework accessory cases

I do love pretty little things. I have more pairs of pretty scissors than a girl needs. Then of course the scissors need jewelry (scissor fobs), and then there's magnets and laying tools and shoes. Oooops, wrong addiction. I digress.

Anyway, one thing led to another and I designed scissor cases and matching laying tool cases. Of course the laying tool cases will hold My Favorite Laying Tool! So far there are 4 scissor cases and 4 laying tool cases. These are the first 2 sets back from the finisher. I love the button closures and the pretty bows.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Forced to Work

I was having a silly moment when I designed these canvases.

Born to Stitch Forced to Work

Don't we all feel that way. We love to stitch and want to spend more time doing it. We need to work, not only to put food on the table but to support our habit. What's a girl to do? Wear our hearts on our sleeve of course! I finished this canvas and appliqued it to one of my favorite go everywhere totes. It's pretty in pink and big enough for my laptop.

One wasn't enough. Since I also live to shop I also have Born to Shop Forced to Work. Maybe I should put that on the other side.

Oh well, a project for another day.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Santa came!

You are probably thinking about putting away your Christmas decorations or maybe you already have.

Santa finally made it here. A smidge late for the holiday but well worth the wait. I guess he had a little chimney to slide down. :-)

This is Melissa Shirley's Peppermint Stick 2 sided santa stitched and beaded and embellished by me! He is great fun to stitch. There's lots of detail and lots of sparkle. You know I love sparkle. I of course documented everything and a stitch guide will be available through Melissa Shirley and shops that carry her designs.

How could you resist this Santa? He needs to stay out and visit just a little longer.

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