Finished embroidery: a new doll’s house embroidery sampler just launched!

A cat sampler for a doll’s house, measuring 2 1/4 inches high, worked on 32 count evenweave fabric

This is my latest doll’s house scale needlepoint sampler.  It’s featured in the latest edition of Dolls House World magazine (the January issue, number 220, which is on sale during December 2010). It is the first in a series of sampler designs that I will be doing for the magazine over the next few months. If you get yourself a copy, you can stitch the design from the colour block chart included in the magazine. You’ll need a piece of 32 count evenweave fabric, a size 26 tapestry needle, and some Anchor stranded cotton. If you prefer to buy the kit from me (which includes a stained and varnished wooden picture frame, to mount the  sampler in), then you can take advantage of the special offer in the magazine to get 25% off the usual kit price. Just quote the Discount Offer Code listed in the magazine when you buy online from my website, and you can buy the sampler kit for £6 instead of £7.95.

This is the issue of Dolls House World to look out for – Issue 220


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Last Posting Dates for ordering doll’s house needlepoint kits from me

Here’s some information about last posting dates for Christmas:

For those of you thinking of ordering a miniature needlepoint kit from me in time for Christmas, here are the last posting dates for delivery to various parts of the world (including allowing 48 hours for me to get your parcel ready!):

Saturday 4 December 2010 – South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (inc. Japan), Australia & New Zealand.
Wednesday 8 December 2010 – Eastern Europe, USA and Canada.
Saturday 11 December 2010 – Western Europe.
Saturday 18 December 2010 – UK.

The website has lots of goodies for you to choose as gifts for friends and family (or even for yourself 🙂  ). Kits start from just £4.50  – perfect for stocking fillers. Choose from doll’s house needlepoint kits such as Christmas stockings, teacosies, bellpulls, carpets, footstools, and much more.

Doll’s house Christmas stocking, 1 1/4 inches high on 40 count silk gauze
A ‘tiger-skin’ rug for a doll’s house (please note: no animals were harmed in the making of this rug!!)
A doll’s house bolster cushion on 32 count silk gauze – about two inches long
A selection of designs from the range of miniature metal firescreens – all worked on 32 count silk gauze

Everything shown on the website is in stock now, and can be shipped quickly. Click here to start hassle-free Christmas shopping:

Remember that, for items ordered via the website, p&p is free, worldwide, on orders of £10 or over (under £10, there is a flat rate charge of £1.25 per order).


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Finished embroidery – it’s clearout time!

I have been having a serious clearout of  ‘stuff’ during the past few weeks, and now I’ve come across these embroidered pictures. Most of them were stitched over ten years ago, but I never got around to framing them. Now I’ve run out of wall space, so, realistically,  they’re never going to be displayed. None of them were designed by me, but where I know the designer, I have listed that in the item description.

I really enjoyed stitching them, but I’m sinking under the weight of all the STUFF, so some of it just has to go.

So, I’ve put them for sale on my website,

Victorian kitchen sampler designed by Mary Hickmott


Victorian nursery sampler designed by Mary Hickmott
Cornish cottage cross stitch picture
Cross stitcher’s poem


Skiiing surface embroidery picture


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Finished embroidery: more doll’s house embroidery – this time, by a Norwegian customer of mine

Many of my customers come from outside the UK. Today, a Norwegian customer called Golin contacted me (there should be an oblique line through the ‘o’ of Golin, but I can’t get my keyboard to do that!).

Here are the pictures she sent me of her doll’s house, with examples of miniature embroidery that she has made, from kits bought from my website

The kitchen in Golin’s doll’s house

In the kitchen, there is a ‘Summer Roses’ teacosy, stitched on 32 count silk gauze, on the table.

The hallway in Golin’s doll’s house

A ‘Marie’ carpet, stitched with Appleton’s crewel wool on 18 count canvas, is featured in the hallway.

The study in Golin’s doll’s house

The large Aubusson carpet in the study is called ‘Judith’

The landing area in Golin’s doll’s house

The wallhanging called ‘Chevron’ co-ordinates beautifully with the wallpaper on the landing of the doll’s house.

The left hand wall in the dining room of Golin’s doll’s house

Five Christmas stockings grace the fireplace in the dining room. They are each stitched on 40 count silk gauze with Rayon silk thread, and measure just an inch and a half high.

The right hand wall in the dining room of Golin’s doll’s house

On the wall opposite the fireplace, there is a ‘Judith’ bellpull, stitched on 32 count silk gauze.

All of these designs are available as kits from my website, and there are tutorials to show you how to complete each item, here.


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