Needlepoint Thoughts by Laura

SELF FINISHING MAGNETS AND BASKET FRIENDS

I am having so much fun with these self finishing buttons!  These are 2.5 inches and 1 7/8 inches on the bottom row.

There have been some lessons learned for sure. Please understand that these were my first attempts at the product, so they are NOT PERFECT at all.  I have changed the pattern sizes to provide better coverage around the sides and back of the button.   

The buttons are available with a magnet back, button back or flat back.  The magnet back will obviously be key for the refrigerator and dishwasher magnets, and of course the whiteboard magnets....  The button back comes with a metal loop.  I have used it on my closet baskets, and it can be sewn on...  The flat back is also very versatile in that it can be glued on to most anything.  This is good when you are using a tight wicker to attach the product, such as a rattan purse or basket.  

I have discovered that 18 mesh canvas is a better fit when assembling the buttons, but I am not ruling out 13 mesh yet.  It is SOOO easy to stitch.  I will keep working at it...

There are so many opportunities to use these!!!  I am using them for baskets I have in my master closet.  

And in my kitchen pantry.....

And refrigerator and dishwasher magnets.....

Coming soon, I plan to do some chinoiserie and Lilly style patterns for rattan purses....

And I have a tissue box that is waiting to be embellished...

The possibilities are ENDLESS....  If you want a cute pop of needlepoint around your home in unexpected places, this is it!!!!!

The kits will come with the 2 piece button set, the stitch painted canvas and instructions.  

As you know, we will customize anything!  If our dogs weren't constantly on the move, we would monogram them!  So, give us a shout out and tell us what you want!  
 
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Needlepoint

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Needlepoint

I hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July weekend..  We spent a good deal of it painting orders, but I was able to get a little bit of stitching time.  I am currently working on the USA map in Planet Earth Silks.  I love the vibrance of the colors, especially the Maui and the Poseidon!!!!  I am still trying to determine what I will use for the background on this beauty...  I am open to suggestions from those of you who are truly experts!!!

As you can see, most of my stitching is done with a curious 9 month old Frenchton in my lap...

These are available plain or with the busy pattern on our website.  I am waiting on them to arrive from the painting service, but I paint 1-2 a week just so I can start getting them into people's hands as quickly as possible.

We are currently working on a 4-6 week turnaround on website orders.  Our local painters have gotten a little bit behind, so Dean and I are painting most of the orders.  Paint services are still quoting anywhere from 12-18 weeks.  Please remember to be patient with your custom designer, we work 7 days a week and it still just isn't enough....  

Eternally grateful to be busy!

Laura