Monthly Archives: October 2010

Cynthia had a beautiful stitchery that was partly destroyed. We tried to salvage it for her by using it in bits and pieces. We used part for the top of this fun box. If you notice her two sons names are in the alphabets and the large letter C stands for Cynthia.
The edge of the box lid is paper punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch. I just love this one. I of course purchased all of the papers and trims from Paper Creations in the Brickyard.

Carolyn and Lynn finished a few small pieces for her to keep in her box, and purchased her a pair of scissors from the shop that goes perfectly with the papers. It was really sweet of them to do. Cynthia was thrilled!

I wanted to show you the wonderful assortment of box sizes that we have at the shop. The Y.E.S. glue is a great glue to use when covering your box. It is really tacky and doesn’t look bumpy under your paper. It won’t bleed through either, and is acid free.

I just love my beaded spiders! The most talented lady was selling these last year and I came home with a few….She was selling them this year at the Farmers Market in town. You can even hang them on a necklace and she makes some with hair clips. I attached this one to my jacket for today. I went to my nieces school Halloween party this afternoon and the kids really like him. I thought you needed to see him too….
These couldn’t be easier! It just took forever for me to sit down and make them…

They are made from Weeks Dye Works wool fabric cut into 2 circles. You can make your circles any size you like. Then just Stitch two together and fill with crushed walnut shells. I sort of soft sculptured them with perle cotton thread. Stitch right through the center with a sharp needle, coming up from the bottom to the top and around the sides of the pumpkin with each stitch. Tie off with a knot on the bottom after you get the number of ribs that you want on your pumpkin. The leaves are two layers of wool and I stitched around them with the sewing machine. Curled vine is a brown paper covered wire and the stem is a real branch. Aren’t they cute! You can use them as a pincushion is you would like or just for display.

Wendy just finished up Witches Wheel by Glendon Place. You would never know from the picture on the pattern that there is so much color in the addition of all the beads. It is really neat to see finished. We will have it on display here at the shop. It is pretty cool….
Since the last newsletter went out we received two new Drawn Thread designs.
The first is
Almost Halloween

and the next is

To Everything a Season

both such cute designs.