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Category Archives: finished work
I have such an exciting announcement to share with you all today! The Staffordshire Dog Ornaments are here!
We received such an overwhelming response when my Staffordshire Dog Ornament came back from the finisher that, I got to work collaborating with Jessica of Lycette Designs to bring them to you as an online class kit. Needlepoint.Com now has a very limited stock of mini Staffordshire Dogs in stock in four different color ways: Blue and White, Pink and Green, Red and Green and Blue and Tan. I know you all are going to love them!
The kits are available for $95, which includes online class login, printed stitch guide, threads, bell and beads (such a fun detail!) If you don’t want to do the decorative stitches, all of the threads in the kit can be used to basketweave your project.
They can be found online for purchase here. We have a very limited number in stock, so don’t wait to place your order. I just sold two in the shop… They’re flying out of here!
It’s so crazy to think that Charlie has been with us for over a year now. It seems like just yesterday that we were driving from Fort Bragg to the horse farm in Southern Pines where he was being fostered by Peak Lab Rescue to pick him up! Goodness knows both James and I have absolutely fallen in love with him this past year. He’s just the best companion. I can hardly imagine our life here without this sweet little boy.
A month or two back, Charlie’s needlepoint dog collar came back from the finisher. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to write about it! I started working on this piece at January Market, because I really needed a basketweave project while we were traveling, and working in the Kirk & Bradley booth.
The canvas for Charlie’s dog collar was designed by a company called Voila! Needlepoint. They are known for their belt and flip flop canvases, but also have tons of other fun designs including dog collars! I also really like the red collar below with the black paw prints and bones too- I might have stitched that one for him instead if we had had it in stock when I started my project.
You can see more of their designs here on the Needlepoint.Com website. I think it ended up turning out really well- plus Needlepoint.Com did such a wonderful job with the leather finishing (as they always do)!
He does wear it pretty much all the time- the only exception being when we go on hikes. Like many labs has a bad habit of finding any water in sight…. and before we know it, (or can do anything to stop it!) he’s belly deep in mud!
Hopefully, it will last us for many years to come!
Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I realized this morning that it’s been a little while since I wrote a personal stitching post… So here it is! Yesterday at the office the best little box arrived back from our finisher. I was so thrilled when Melissa our shop manager walked back to my desk with my Lycette Designs Staffordshire Dog Ornament. How cute did this little piece turn out?!
You all may remember when I stitched him, and sent him off to the finisher a few weeks ago. I can hardly believe how quickly this canvas arrived back! He’s finished as a simple hard back cookie ornament. But, I picked out a really fun Lilly Pulitzer fabric for the back of him, which adds a great pop of character. You can see a photo of that here!
I just love that I’m going to be able to leave this project out all year long! I already have a spot in mind for him in our home!
If you don’t already know Lycette Designs canvases, make sure to check them out here! They are so whimsical and the colors are just wonderful- you definitely won’t want to miss out! If you’d like to preorder one of these canvases for yourself- call the shop at 919-828-5538 for more information!
Have you all heard about the fun February Finishing special we have going on at Needlepoint.Com?!
Through the end of the month only, turn in a canvas for finishing and get 25% off the purchase of a new project that same day! This includes both canvas AND threads! How can you beat that?
Get ahead on your projects for this coming year! Turn them in now and have them back well before the Christmas rush!
*Offer applies to in stock canvases only. Limit two per customer. Must be used the same day finishing is dropped off.
Call the shop at 919-828-5538 for more information!
The Poppy design was inspired by last year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Did you all see the amazing carpet of crocheted poppies that was displayed there? It truly was incredible looking! Fiber artists from all over the world submitted over 5,000 poppies to be part of the exhibit. The poppy carries special significance as a tribute of respect and remembrance to members of the armed forces. You can read more about the exhibit here!
The new mini kit is a 6 x 6 square design. Kit includes canvas, thread, a chart card and needles. Basically everything that you would need to complete your project. I just love how the finished product came together with beautiful red fabric and that fun pom pom trim. So unique.
Hey everyone! I’m hoping you all have recovered from the wintery weather we had this past weekend! It’s still freezing in North Carolina, and several schools are still closed! The weather report says we’re supposed to be back up to a high of 70 by Friday- hard to believe given all the ice and snow we’ve had!
I know this is last minute, but I will be teaching this sweet Kirk & Bradley “Let It Snow” heart kit at Needlepoint.Com tomorrow from 10-11:30. If you are local and have some free time in your schedule, I’d love to have you join us! It really is the perfect piece to stitch this time of year! Class is geared towards an advanced beginner. We will also be talking a lot about beading- so it’s a great time to brush up on your skills or learn how for the first time. If you are interested in the class give us a call at 919-828-5538.
Alternatively, if you aren’t local, or can’t make it tomorrow, consider taking our online class version! Class includes all threads, canvas, beads, beading thread, a Needlepoint.Com logo bag and a printed copy of the stitch guide and one year access to our online videos! It’s a really nice and easy way to brush up on your skills at your own convenience.
You can order your own kit online here.
Stay safe and stay warm everyone!