Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Thanksgiving Surprise

                                         #1059 Little Gobbler

Just saw this finished today at Family Arts Needlework....what a wonderful way to start the holiday!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Another Finish (but not by me)

                                          1063 - Fantasy Flowers

This piece was stitched by Sylvia Yoder with a stitch guide written by Tony Minieri....beautiful stitching and a great choice of stitches!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Be Your Own Jewelry Designer

                                         Magnetique cuff available from Tapestry Fair (c)
                                         Magnets by Accoutrement, Mag Friends, Puffin & Co.
                                         Additional bracelets from Lucky Star

If you have ever wondered what else to do with your growing magnet collection, here's an idea that's fun and functional - wear them!

These cuffs are handcrafted in the USA and are available in four different finishes - brushed nickel, chrome, copper or brass.  They are adjustable, and also have a place to hang a non-magnetic scissor fob if you'd like to add a dangle.

Choose a theme for a holiday or special occasion, or go for an eclectic look with a variety of your favorite magnets and fobs - you're the designer!  Wear it to class  or out to dinner - the possibilities are endless.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Holiday Finish

                                           1088-A  Sugar Skull Mask

This should be back from the finisher just in time for Halloween and Day of the Dead (fingers crossed).

The two Kanzashi flowers had to be adapted from the original instructions because of their size (these are only about 3/4" in diameter), but worked really well once I figured out how to make it happen.  I must admit that they were a little difficult to do, but that is probably due to the length of my fngernails.  And, a special thank you to Lisa Kessler at BeStitched for the idea of using scrapbooking brads for the flower centers!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Meet Yolanda

                                                      MS-8    11" x 14"       #18 canvas

The newest addition to the Manuel Salas collection.  She is the same size as the others, so would make a great companion piece.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Back From the Framer


Thanks to our framer for helping with the frame selection, and to Zecca for the adorable fimo buttons...we pried the back off and just glued the buttons onto the frame.

This is the canvas I stitched in this years Tony Minieri class, with a few tweaks here and there.....not too serious an undertaking, so lots of fun!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

More Halloween from Manuel Salas

To add to the Halloween collection Manuel and I collaborated on this new skeleton, MS-7 "La Dama Elegante" (The Elegant Lady).  The background design is a picado, but as far as her outfit goes, it looks like she was hoping to get invited to the Royal wedding.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Elephant Class

I dropped in at Family Arts Needlework yesterday to see what was happening at the Paint Your Elephant class taught by Linda Corirossi, and here are a few of the elephants in progress.  Everyone chose a different color for their elephants, so each canvas will be an original.  There was conversation about real eyelashes , beads, and jewelry!  Hope I get to see some of the finished results.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

After Long Beach...

The Long Beach TNNA market was a lot of work, but also lots of fun. Thanks to Judy Wells, from Family Arts Needlework, who helped us set up, and to Linda Corirossi and Lisa Kessler (at BeStitched ) for letting us display their wonderful stitched canvases.

Now that we're home, models are unpacked, orders started, and website up-dated.  If you missed the show, all the new canvases are on the "NEW" page of our website...www.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Show Time

Walmart isn't the only one to have a "greeter".

Meet Pelva DiBone, our new show helper.  Maybe she would like Timothy to come visit?!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sneak Peek

Here are just a few of the 52 new designs we will be showing at the February TNNA market.

Please stop by and meet our special guest helper.......Booth 1655-57

Hope to see you there!