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Dollhouse needlepoint gift ideas for Christmas

For those of you who love your doll’s houses, as well as loving to do stitching, here are a few ideas from my range of dollhouse needlepoint kits…

Maybe you don’t know what to get the friends and family in your life who love their doll’s houses and their embroidery? Or you want to give Santa a bit of a clue about what *you’d* like?! Here’s a few ideas to make your decisions just that bit easier….

How about a matching Pole screen and Firescreen set, like these two (‘Spring Flowers’ and ‘Summer Roses’), below? Each kit is available separately, but together they really add something special. Both are to be stitched on silk gauze – the Firescreen kits (on 32 count gauze) are £20.95 each, and the Pole screen kits (some on 40 and some on 32 count gauze, depending on the design) are £19.95 each. Both types of kit contain everything you need, including the metal frame kit or wooden pole kit.

Sampler kits make good stocking fillers, at only £9.95. There are 12 designs to choose from, on 28 or 32 count evenweave, and each kit already contains the wooden frame, as well as all other materials.

Teacosy kits (on 32 count silk gauze, at  £13.95), Tray cloth kits (on 32 count silk gauze, at £11.95) and Cushion kits (on 22 count canvas, at £4.95) make great stocking fillers!

For a gift for a more experienced stitcher, this Needlework stand kit on 40 count silk gauze (£20.95) would be good – there are six designs to choose from. This one is called ‘Larkspur and Roses’.

This is just a fraction of my range of over 280 miniature needlepoint kits – there are loads more to choose from on my website.

Postage & packing is £1.75 for UK orders (£3.95 overseas) up to £45 order value. Orders over £45 are sent post free, worldwide.

Here are the latest dates to order by if you need your parcel to arrive in time for Christmas, both within the UK and Overseas. If you order on or before these dates, I can get your parcel in the post within 24 hours, so that you receive it in time for Christmas, as follows:

Friday 1st December    Africa, Middle East
Monday 4th December    Asia, Far East (including Japan)
Thursday 7th December    Australia, New Zealand
Friday 8th December USA and Canada
Monday 11th December   Europe
Tuesday 19th December  UK

So, visit the website now, to solve all your mini-stitching gift-buying problems!  🙂

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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 over 280 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 beginners to experts.

As a special offer for new customers on my website, use the code FIRST TIME 10 at the checkout to receive 10% off your first order!

Dollhouse needlepoint kits

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Special offer on my dollhouse firescreen needlepoint kits until Sunday!

This is just a quick ‘heads up’ to let you know that all the firescreen kits on my dollhouse needlepoint kit website have 10% off until midnight on Sunday 5th November, but only when you use the coupon code FIRESCREEN10 at the checkout. That means that instead of the usual price of £20.95, they are just £18.85 GBP (about 25 USD) when you use the special code.

There are 21 firescreen designs to choose from, so there’s bound to be one that will enhance your doll’s house decor and make it look really special.

The firescreens kits contain 32 count silk gauze, which is easy to stitch on, as the holes in the fabric are clear to see, so the whole project won’t take too long.

The metal screen itself comes as a three-part kit which just needs gluing together and then painting with enamel hobby paint such as Humbrol. When finished, the firescreen stands just under three inches tall.

Here’s what you get in a dollhouse firescreen kit:

These kits would make great stocking filler gifts for anyone who loves doll’s houses (including yourself!).

So, visit the website now to choose your firescreen kit – and remember to use the code FIRESCREEN10 at the checkout to get your discount!

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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 over 280 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 beginners to experts.

As a special offer for new customers on my website, use the code FIRST TIME 10 at the checkout to receive 10% off your first order!

Dollhouse needlepoint kits

Dollhouse scale William Morris ‘Orange Tree’ wallhanging challenge!

Do you sometimes feel that you’d like to have a go at an embroidery kit of some kind, but feel that maybe it’s beyond your capabilities?  I was talking with Sally Watson, the editor of the fabulous free online magazine ‘Artisans in Miniature’ recently, and she told me that she’d never felt she would be able to tackle mini needlepoint  – but then she said that she finds knitting Kaffe Fassett designs simple!!! I can’t knit at all, so I issued her with the William Morris ‘Orange Tree’ wallhanging challenge!

I told her that she could try stitching the kit for free, if she’d publish her results in the AIM magazine, to show others how she got on. She was up for it, so if you have a look at Issue 63 of the online Artisans in Miniature magazine , which has just been published, you can see how she got on.

I was really impressed by how methodical she was, and how it turned out in the end, despite her emailing me several times saying she wondered if she was doing OK.

Here’s the original version that I stitched, based on William Morris’s late Nineteenth Century wallhanging, that has been photographed for the front of the kit packet. The finished dollhouse wallhanging measures 3.5 inches square, and is stitched on 22 count canvas with two strands of Anchor stranded cotton floss. Everything you need is included in the kit, such as a colour block chart and detailed instructions, plenty of thread, a generous piece of canvas, the wooden pole, and ribbon to make the hanging tabs, backing fabric and a tapestry needle, so you can be stitching within minutes of receiving this kit in the post.

As a special offer, until midnight this Sunday, 16th July, you can order the kit for this William Morris wallhanging from my website, and when you use the code ORANGETREE10 at the checkout, you get 10% off the usual price. So, be like Sally, and give it a go  🙂

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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 over 280 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 beginners to experts.

As a special offer for new customers on my website, use the code FIRST TIME 10 at the checkout to receive 10% off your first order!

Dollhouse needlepoint kits

A blackwork dollhouse miniature sampler and other special offers!

Here’s a quick heads-up on a couple of offers for mini sampler kits available right now, including my blackwork dollhouse miniature sampler design:

Dolls House and Miniature Scene magazine has a blackwork sampler design of mine featured this month on page 36 (in Issue 278 – the July issue). The article has the chart and detailed instructions for how to complete the miniature sampler. All you need to provide is listed in the article – it’s to be stitched on 28 count evenweave fabric, and you’d need a frame with an aperture of 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to make it from a kit which contains everything you need (including the wooden frame), it’s available in my online shop HERE.

Blackwork dollhouse sampler

 

If you would like to stitch a sampler, but the blackwork one isn’t your cup of tea, then have a look through my full range of sampler kits for a different one that might suit you better. There are 12 designs to choose from, and they cover many eras and styles, including a ‘Home Sweet Home‘ one that is always popular!

Home Sweet Home dollhouse sampler

Count your blessings dollhouse sampler

As a special offer, you can choose any sampler kits and then get 10% discount off the usual price from now until midnight on Sunday 2nd July when you use the code SAMPLER10 at the checkout – this offer includes the blackwork one  🙂

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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 over 280 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 beginners to experts.

As a special offer for new customers on my website, use the code FIRST TIME 10 at the checkout to receive 10% off your first order!

Dollhouse needlepoint kits