Thank you to all of you who have been following my blog during the year – I do love writing it, and of course doing all the stitching 🙂
Have a great Christmas, and here’s to a stitchy New Year for you with lots of lovely projects to make, both ‘full size’ and ‘dollhouse size’, and all the time you need to do them!
I am going to be taking a break from regular posting on this blog, to allow some time for renovating the house that my husband and I have recently moved into – it’s a bungalow in Cornwall, and will be lovely when it’s finished, but we need to do a lot of work on it, so something’s got to give, to allow us the time! At the moment, there’s no time for stitching 😦 but I hope to get back into doing some soon.
This little framed picture is stitched on 40 count silk gauze, and is a unique version of my ‘Elizabeth’ rug design, which usually is stitched on 18 count canvas with Appleton’s crewel wool. But Lorna, one of my customers, decided to do this tiny petit point version, which only measures 4 x 4 inches, and is framed in a picture frame just 9 inches square! It’s so cute when it’s stitched this small!
Here are some more pictures of the ‘Elizabeth’ rug that other customers have sent me, in more traditional mini settings. They are all wonderful in their own way.
The design is based on a William Morris ‘Hammersmith’ rug, in gorgeous shades of blue and burnt orange. If you’d like to stitch one of these, the needlepoint rug kit costs 28.95 GBP and is available here. The kit contains Appletons crewel wool, a suitable needle, detailed instruction, and 18 count canvas (you count the design from a colour block chart – the design is not printed on the canvas). The finished size of the rug when stitched from a kit is nine inches square.
Visit my Dollhouse Needlepoint kit website or my Etsy shop site now (the Etsy one is better for mainland European customers). All kits are in stock, and I ship worldwide.
Just a very quick post to let you know that my January Sale of doll’s house needlepoint kits and charts is now on – check out my website to see everything that’s in the sale!
Kits are available for the following miniature needlepoint items for 1:12 scale dollhouses, and they’re all in the sale!
Carpets ~~~ Staircarpets ~~~ Cushions ~~~ Bellpulls ~~~ Samplers
Wallhangings ~~~ Dining chairs ~~~ Needlework stands
Rectangular footstools ~~~ Firescreens ~~~ Christmas stockings
Teacosies ~~~ Clutch bags ~~~ Tray cloths ~~~ Handbags
Round footstools ~~~ Christmas tree mats ~~~ Bolster cushions
Table runners ~~~ Placemats
So take a look now, and treat yourself to something tempting to stitch…..
Are you interested in doll’s houses and stitching? Then why not visit my website, where you can buy doll’s house needlepoint kits to make all kinds of soft furnishings for one-twelfth scale dollhouses. There are around 300 kits to choose from, plus chart packs, fabric project packs, tutorials, and lots of eye candy to inspire you! Kits are available on 18 and 22 count canvas, 28 and 32 count evenweave, and 32 and 40 count silk gauze, so there’s something for everyone – from beginner to expert.
If you own a cat, this image will not look unusual – as soon as you start doing minis, your cat needs to come and see what you are doing! A customer sent me this cute pic of her cat Emma, checking out the miniature needlepoint cat sampler she (the customer!) had just made from one of my kits.
If you’d like to stitch one of these, they are quick to make, to be stitched in needlepoint on 32 count evenweave fabric. All materials are included in the kit, including the wooden frame, and they cost 12.95 GBP each.
Visit the website now to see the whole range of 12 samplers. Here’s a small selection: