Archive for the ‘Needlepoint’ Category

Needlepoint Star Heirloom Wedding Sampler and Pincushion

Friday, June 17th, 2011

I had an itch to make another needlepoint pincushion. I was sitting looking at the wedding sampler I made for Dean and I (our 8th wedding anniversary is coming up in July-yahoo!) and the corner star motif jumped out at me as the perfect top for a wide flat pincushion. Here is the sampler – I am also making this sampler available in my Etsy shop for the first time made to order:

Needlepoint Star Wedding Sampler

This sampler still makes me happy just to look at:

Needlepoint Star Wedding Sampler

Here is the pincushion – available here in my Etsy shop:

Needlepoint Star Pincushion

The patterns I used in both projects are from this amazing book of charted patterns from my favorite publisher Dover Needlework:

Charted Peasant Designs from Saxon Transylvania

Whenever I need a boost, I pull out this book and drool over all of the amazing patterns from days of old when this type of needlework was done to spice up otherwise plain homemade clothing and home decor. Simply breathtaking!

Water Lilies and Snowdrops – Needlepoint and Pottery

Friday, May 13th, 2011

I have been working several flower designs in needlepoint and pottery. There is some kind of wonderful fascination in working the same design over and over again, especially in different mediums.

Water Lilies and Snowdrops

Water Lilies and Snowdrops

Water Lilies and Snowdrops

This tile is available in our Etsy shop – here:

Water Lilies and Snowdrops

Snowdrops is a design inspired by a recent request by a local gal who is interested in my artwork as a tattoo. I am so honored that someone would want to adorn their body with my artwork, can’t wait to see what her tattoo artists comes up with!

Water Lilies and Snowdrops

This tile is available in our Etsy shop – here:

Water Lilies and Snowdrops

Art Nouveau Water Lily Needlepoint and Pottery

Monday, March 21st, 2011

I am working my Art Nouveau Water Lily design on multiple pieces and mediums. Here are some pics!

Art Nouveau Water Lily Needlepoint and Pottery

Art Nouveau Water Lily Needlepoint and Pottery

Art Nouveau Water Lily Needlepoint and Pottery

Art Nouveau Water Lily Needlepoint and Pottery

Art Nouveau Water Lily Needlepoint and Pottery

Some pictures from around the house this week

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

WolfArtGlass ModernNeedlepoint 9-22-10

WolfArtGlass ModernNeedlepoint 9-22-10

WolfArtGlass ModernNeedlepoint 9-22-10

Mixed Media Fiber Art – Crochet, needlepoint, colored pencil wildflower

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

I have been playing with mixed media and my crochet wildflowers by adding a needlepoint butterfly and some colored pencil Mexican Hats.

Crochet Wildflowers Needlepoint Butterfly Colored Pencil

Steampunk Stocking – finished stitching

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

I have been pulling out half-finished projects to keep me inspired – I finished the stitching on this stocking last night. Now to figure out how to completely finish!

Magus the Owl Needlepoint

Magus the Owl Needlepoint – in progress

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Continuing in my owl theme, here is Magus the Owl in progress.

Magus the Owl Needlepoint

more WolfArtGlass and ModernNeedlepoint convergence

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

We made these as a prototype for a blown glass custom order and I thought they would make lovely bells adorned with crochet flowers. This one is a Christmas gift for Gram, sending a little Texas sunshine up to her in Minnesota.

Handblown Glass Bell Spring Crochet Posy

Steampunk Needlepoint and Bargello Designs

Friday, August 7th, 2009

New steampunk needlepoint and modern bargello designs

New Steampunk Needlepoint Design

New Modern Bargello Needlepoint Design

Etsy Front Page

Friday, July 17th, 2009

A treasury that included my Moroccan needlepoint cuff made the front page overnight!

Etsy Treasury front page

Weaving Draft Needlepoint Purse

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Weaving Draft Needlepoint Purse

I found this old German weaving draft on www.handweaving.net and had to make it into a needlepoint purse. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

favorite blue

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

favorite blue

Craft Show

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Crochet Ornaments

Needlepoint Ornaments

Needlepoint Cuffs

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Fini!!

New modern needlepoint cuff stripe pattern

New modern needlepoint cuff stripe pattern

New needlepoint cuff design

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

This is my latest needlepoint cuff bracelet design, my iron fritzed out on me yesterday so I have been delayed on the finishing part. I hated that iron any way, so next week when I get back from LA I will start foraging for a new one.

The colors for this design were inspired by a custom order I am finishing for one of my Etsy customers – I love custom orders because they inspire me to get out of my comfort zone and tap into new ideas! So, keep them coming folks.

This would look incredible as a pillow…maybe when work settles back down I will go for it.

New modern needlepoint cuff stripe pattern

Product shot

Monday, June 9th, 2008

needlepoint close up

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Another new mini pincushion

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Here is another new mini pincushion design – available in my Etsy shop. Stop by and take a look!

New mini needlepoint pincushion

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Here is my new mini pincushion design – available in my Etsy shop. Stop by and take a look!

New needlepoint purse design

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Can you believe it? Not even sure when I last blogged about needlepoint, but I am back in action. I have been wanting to create something with these great turquoise and chocolate yarns and this is what I have come up with so far. I realized that if I ever want to be able to stitch these little purses in a timely manner, I will have to use less pattern and color changes, so thus the big stripes of color. Not sure how it will turn out yet, but it feels good to do some stitching.