A January Sale for miniaturists who love embroidery

It’s that time of year again – time to stock up on mini-stitching projects at bargain prices! Everything on my website, Janet Granger Designs, is in the January Sale – from needlepoint kits for doll’s house scale samplers, bolster cushions, wallhangings, etc., to supplies such as silk gauze in many different counts (from 32 count right up to 112 count). The Sale starts today, so visit the website now to see what’s available. Here’s a peek at the kind of doll’s house embroidery kit you could get your hands on:

A rectangular stool to co-ordinate with a fringed doll’s house carpet
Tudor wallhangings
These kits are good for beginners – doll’s house cushions on 22 count canvas
These sampler kits come with the wooden frame to mount them in. They are to be stitched on 32 count evenweave.

If you haven’t tried miniature stitching before, have a look at the Tutorials page of the website, where everything you need to know to get started is explained in detail, as well as instructions on how to finish each type of kit. Remember that post and packing is free, worldwide, on any order of £10 or more (under £10, there’s a flat-rate charge of £1.25 per order). Everything is in stock and ready to go, so why not  treat yourself with a stitching project to keep you busy during the coldest part of the winter by ordering now?

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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:

http://www.janetgranger.co.uk/acatalog/index.html

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: tiny needlepoint in a gorgeous Regency doll’s house

Today, one of my customers, called Margaret, sent me these images of her beautiful doll’s house. She has made up several of my miniature needlepoint kits, and sent the photos to show me how great they look in situ in her house.

This first picture shows the design ‘Summer Roses’ featured on a teacosy, footstool, and tea tray cloth.

This second picture shows a ‘Sophie’ footstool, and a ‘Tabriz’ bellpull. The bellpull is a new design – only out a few weeks – so Margaret must obviously be a keen stitcher, to have finished it already!

This picture shows a bolster cushion, bellpull and footstool all using items from the ‘Judith’ range. I think I like this picture the best, as it’s such an elegant room.

All the stitching kits are in stock, and are available from my website.

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Finished embroidery: a tiny bellpull and bolster cushion

‘Tabriz’ doll’s house scale bellpull and bolster cushion

This is my latest design, which I’ve done so far as a bellpull and a bolster cushion, on 32 count silk gauze. It’s called ‘Tabriz’. I’m also working on a carpet to co-ordinate with these, which will be for 18 count canvas, but that’s not quite ready yet 🙂

The bellpull is 4 1/2 inches long, and the bolster cushion is 1 1/2 inches long and 5/8 inches diameter. Both of them are stitched in needlepoint (like half cross stitch) using one strand of Anchor stranded cotton. The bellpull kits are £9.95 each, and the bolster cushion kits are £12.95 each.

Kits for each of them are available from my website  – for bellpulls look here, and for bolster cushions, look here. There are free online tutorials for each type of miniature needlepoint kit (and many others) – see here for details.

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