Merry Christmas to all stitchers!

For everyone who reads my blog – I hope you all have a great Christmas, and that Santa brings you lots of stitchy things…..kits, fabric, threads, books, accessories ….  anything would do, wouldn’t it?! It all contributes to the stitching stash  🙂


Christmas in the doll’s house nursery


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2012 Last Posting Dates for Christmas – order your miniature needlepoint gifts in time!

A Christmas tree skirt measuring four inches across, stitched on 32 count silk gauze

Depending where in the world you need parcels sent to, there’s still a couple of weeks left to order your miniature needlepoint gifts from my website, and have them delivered in time for Christmas. The dates listed below take into consideration the fact that it can take a couple of days for your parcel to be made up and posted (so, these dates listed here are two days ‘earlier’ for each category than those shown on the Royal Mail website).

For parcels addressed to these locations, please order by these dates at the latest:

United Kingdom – Thursday 15th December
Western Europe – Saturday 10th December
USA, Canada and Eastern Europe – Wednesday 7th December
Far East, Australasia, Rest of World – Saturday 3rd December

There are many kits and charts on my website suitable for all levels of stitcher – from beginner to advanced. You can either give the items as a kit / chart for the recipient to make up themselves, or, if they don’t  ‘do’ stitching, maybe make it up yourself and give it as a finished item. Items such as doll’s house scale cushions, samplers and footstools can be stitched in a couple of evenings, for instance.

A doll’s house scale dining chair in a design called ‘Alice (green)’, three and a half inches high
‘Home Sweet Home’ sampler , stitched on 28 count evenweave
Tiny tea cosies, stitched on 32 count silk gauze

Have a look in the Online Shop now, to choose from over 170 designs – there are kits for all kinds of doll’s house embroidery – from bellpulls to carpets, Christmas stockings to dining chairs, all in one twelfth scale (one inch to one foot).

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


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Go and look at the Artisans in Miniature “Mini Advent Calendar” for a different project every day till Christmas!

Last week, I joined the group Artisans in Miniature, which is a trade association for people who work as miniaturists in all kinds of areas. AIM produces a wonderful FREE online magazine EVERY MONTH for doll’s house enthusiasts, which is well worth having a look at – it’s always got lots of projects, news and information about what’s happening in the world of doll’s houses and miniatures. The AIM site also has a directory of around 300 mini makers, showcasing their products.

In the run up to Christmas, the AIM’s 2010 online Advent Calendar has now been launched on the AIM website…

AIM Advent Calendar 2010

Today, the first ‘door’ has been officially ‘unlocked’ and the project behind it revealed.  Each day another door will be opened, revealing a fantastic array of Christmas related projects for visitors and readers to enjoy.

I’ve just had a sneak peek at today’s project, and it’s a good one if you like mini food……


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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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