Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Fancy Birds!!

EyeCandy's newest series is an exclusive for Fancy Stitches in Cleburne, Texas!  These eight Fancy Birds were inspired by the fun vintage upholstery fabrics found in the shop's class room and cash register area.  All are on 18 count canvas, but come in two sizes, large and small.  You can mix and match all you like!  Give the shop a call at 817-641-4761 and they can set you up with threads and a stitch guide upon request.

NFS-1 - 6.5" W x 8.5" T
NFS-1A - 4.25" W x 5.5" T
NFS-2 - 8" W x 10.5" T
NFS-2A - 5" W x 6.5" T
NFS-3 - 8" W x 7" T
NFS-3A - 5" W x 5" T
NFS-4 - 11" W x 9" T
NFS-4A - 7" W x 6" T
NFS-5 - 6" W x 7" T
NFS-5A - 4" W x 5" T
NFS-6 - 7" W x 4.5" T
NFS-6A - 5" W x 3.5" T
NFS7 - 7" W x 8" T
NFS-7A - 4.5" W x 5" T
NFS-8 - 7" W x 10.5" T
NFS-8A - 4.5" W x 7" T


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

New Stitch Guides Available!

I have not had as much time to stitch since taking over production and distribution of my canvases back in 2015, so it is pretty seldom nowadays that I can announce any new stitch guides by me.  I have had a handful of finishes aver the last year, and finally made some time to write and publish the stitch guides for them.  Since they are older designs, you may already have the canvas and if so, write me an email and I'll be happy to send you the guide.  From this point on, these canvases will include the guide when you see them in a retail shop.

Here are the 5 new stitch guide designs:

H110A Pink Plaid Heart:  This guide I cannot take full credit for, because I discovered this canvas for sale online in mostly-stitched condition.  I simply completed it, the stitches were the choice of an unknown and very talented stitcher.  My contributions were the addition of the sequins, which are included with the stitch guide.  

HW114E Vintage Witch Candy Pail: Although there is already a wonderful stitch guide for this and the other 5 candy pails in this series by Cynthia Thomas, I had already started stitching this one on my own and decided to make a guide for my version.  This canvas will now come with 2 guides!  

C112-13 "Cats-tooth": Although this canvas is stitched entirely in Basketweave and it did not strictly speaking need a stitch guide,  I did make one for this listing the threads, colors and color placement since it is not stitched exactly as it is painted.  

C110 Cats-tooth Keychain: Ditto the above on this one, the guide will provide you the threads used and a short guide to the Basketweave stitch.  

C110A Black Cat Keychain: Trust me on this one that it is more complex than the photo can show (just like with a real black cat, LOL!) The background is a fun woven type stitch with silk & metallic and so are the eyes.  Fun and quick to stitch!  

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Finishing Freedom!!

You already know about Planet Earth Fiber and their wonderful range of silk threads for Needlepoint, but have you seen their always-expanding range of self-finishing accessories?  Click here to take a look at the line, so many great colors and styles, and all are self-finishing!  With the growing wait times for custom finishing, these items give you the freedom to complete your item yourself and be ready for gift-giving at your convenience.  

Pictured below are just some of the designs I have that will fit the various Planet Earth accessories, and there's even more to come later this year for a line of NEW accessories! 




Friday, April 2, 2021

Tropical Colors!

 Hope you've been having fun following along and stitching my Tropic Colors Geometric at Ridgewood Needlepoint!  Here are the lessons from the first 4 weeks: