Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Hallloween

Today is the day!  All the ghosts and goblins will come knocking at the door.  It's the perfect time for me to share lots of fun Halloween finishing.

Prepare to be overwhelmed.  This should have been several blog posts :-)


Frankie by Shelly Comiskey stitched by Ann
He's huge and fabulous!  He stands over 2 feet tall!!


Broom Parking by Share One's Ideas stitched by Angie!


Yolanda from Tapestry Fair stitched by Ann.


Raymond Crawford's Halloween letters finished as a screen.  Too cool!  Stitched by Patty.


Love these Halloween poison bottles as stitched bySuzy.



Kathy stitched this great skull by ryn in a class with Brenda Hart.


Catwalk by Shelly Tribbey, stitched by Linda


Hermina and the girls from the Artist Collection stitched by Ann.


Leigh witch stitched by Linda


Tapestry Fair mask stitched by Ann.

Thanks for visiting.  
To all the lovely ladies who stitched these incredible pieces thanks for letting me share your talent.

xo
ruth

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy National Cat Day

So, I'm typically late for everything.  What can I say?  Too much to do, not enough time.  I over-commit.

I still have almost an hour until National Cat Day is over on this coast so that's plenty of time to amuse myself by posting pictures of my office assistants for the day.


Harold is the copy editor.  He's very patient.  There will be no typos today!


Hunter is the security guard of the office.  No one comes in or out without his approval.


Richie, well he's got the toughest job of them all.  He has to be cute 24/7.

Max was off today and Dexter is under the weather.  They will be back soon to grace us with their handsome faces.

Hugs to all your kitties.

xo
Ruth

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sparkle and Shine

Sparkle and Shine are two words that come to mind after spending the weekend with Laura Taylor.  It's all about her personality.  She is a California girl, all sunny and bright.


She incredibly talented and giving with her talents.  You want to bask in her warm personality.  Consider any opportunity that arrises to take a class from Laura.  You will not be disappointed.


This weekend Laura came to visit and taught a new design of mine, Pink Floral Collage.



There are two others in the series that could easily be stitched using similar fun stitches and techniques.  All are available on 18ct or 13ct.  You can order here, or give us a call at 410.296.0405.





Look at all these yummy threads and embellishments for the piece we stitched!


And all these happy students!




 Each flower is a different fun and colorful stitch or technique.


One of the most exciting techniques involved Sparkles from Sundance Designs.  
Love these little fluffy flowers!  You basically invert Sparkles into itself to create finished edges for the right side of the canvas and then seal the opposite ends with tape that will live behind your stitching.


Poke a really big hole in the canvas.


Insert the taped ends of the Sparkle  through the canvas and then......


give it a little squish and tack it in place.


Poof,  a flower is born!


As this was Laura's first visit to Bedecked and Beadazzled we captured her autograph on our magical autograph board.  So fun!


 Thank you for coming, we'll see you soon Laura!





Friday, October 24, 2014

Awareness

Here I was thinking, what to post?

When it came to me, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Many years ago Kathy Holicky designed a series of beaded projects. One of which was the Awareness pin for Breast Cancer.

Here, for your beading pleasure is that design.




It's a easy beadwork design that makes up quickly.  You can find the supplies for this design at any local bead store.  Click here to download the pattern.

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy weekend.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Puffin Parade

What can I say?  This canvas needed a stitch guide!

It's a super cute puffin from Scott Church/CBK.  Lots of fun threads.



You can order him here, or give us a call at 410.296.0405.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hah! Stanley

A very special Stanley came to visit today.  He' originally from Florida and is exploring different places.


His mission was to learn all about a needlepoint store and the fabulously fun things inside.

We had a great time letting him explore the store with the lime green walls.


While he explored Bedecked and Beadazzled, we learned why Stanley is so special? He's charming and mischievous and flat.  That's why.


He immediately made friends with Modecai.  Every shop needs a mascot don't they?


He scared Boo!  

Look at that face; can't you just tell he wasn't prepared for a little boy with purple hair to peek around the corner of his shelf.?


He has a new girlfriend.  Aren't they perfect for one another?


 We lost him for a few, and the next thing we knew he was spinning around not the thread racks.   He thought that was lots of fun.



It's fun to play godzilla with a needlepointed store half your size.


This is what happens when you hide in the flippy boards of canvases you risk getting flattened even more!


What's next?  He's a wild one.  High up on the bead rack he jumped into a pile of vineyard silk.


Perhaps its time for a nap?

He had quite a day learning all the different threads and beads that we sell.  Millions of colors to inspire creativity.


I see another adventure in Stanley's future.  The kind of adventure that only happens in Baltimore - Steamed Crabs!  Yum!




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Just in time for Tricks and Treats

So, you know I love the beaded bracelet kits that I blogged about here.  They are quick and fun and just enough of a beady break that you feel like you have accomplished something.

As we are just about 2 weeks from halloween, lets talk Halloween bracelets. Oooh!  Spooky!

We have kits for beaded peyote stitch bracelets - CUTE!


And fringe bracelets - love the beads in this one - SUPER CUTE!


And since your wrist shouldn't be the only fashionable body part, check out these cool skull earrings. Swarovski skull and drop, a few more crystals and you are ready for the party!    At $28 a kit how can you resist?

Trick or Treat

xo
ruth

Monday, October 13, 2014

A scary tree at the foot of the drive

A Scary tree beckons those who dare to walk through the gate and follow the path.

The second lesson of the Haunted House Mystery class focused on just those two details, the tree and the path.


I love the gnarly look for the tree and branches.  It's a little fiddly but worth the effort.


I did add a little counted stitch to the dark part of the tree trunk near the hole.  Gotta do a little counting somewhere.


I am loving the way this piece is evolving.  It's very dark and gloomy so a little hard for me to embrace;  you know I need bright happy colors.  I may over compensate for this next year in the mystery classes, so prepare yourself.

It's not too late to join us.  Three weeks until lesson three!

Just a little reminder, the Holiday Mystery class is just around the corner.  This is a larger piece and requires more time for the painters to paint so if you would like to start in the holiday season, now is the time to sign up.  It's going to be a fun stitch!

Sign up for Mystery Classes here, or give us a call at 410.296.0405.

xo
ruth

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