Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Advent

The word Advent is derived from the Latin word meaning coming.  One of many fond childhood memories of Christmas is opening up the windows on my advent Calendar. They were always glittery little villages.  Similar to one like this I found on the web.  It was hard not to peak!

Several years ago I bought the Kathy Schenkel set and I finally started to work on them this year.  I was hoping to get them done in time but alas, another UFO.  However, while I was working on them I laughed.  Many of them were Mag Friends or they were on the drawing board for future ones.  That gave me the idea to present them that way at market.
Robin King photo
Christmas Tree from Michael's
Did you see Sheena's blog with the Melissa Shirley's advents?  I LOVE those too!  They are not in my stash - yet.  Imagine I wanted to finish one before buying another.  (What?!)  She also shares an idea on a way you to can display your magnets for advent. Thanks Sheena!  Using the magnet of the day on your stitching is a great stitcher's advent. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fob Friends - Yellow Fall Leaf or Turkey
- Mag Friends -
A Pear series, Sunflower, Football, Turkey, Pumpkin & Acorn

Many blessings to you, your family and friends this Thanksgiving!                         Don't forget "Small Business Saturday" this weekend!                                   Support your local businesses, especially a Needle Art Shop!

Needlepoint:  Rebecca Wood Thanksgiving Village, Julia's Turkey Basket,            Happy Hearts Monthly Series and David McCaskill Fall Candle

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Partnership!

Announcing a new partnership with Norden Crafts!
(open to the trade only - a wholesale business for retail needleart shops)

They will be a distributor of Mag Friends 
from Accoutrement Designs

Starting with plain magnets and some seasonal items.

From the "Monster" Collection:
From the "Glamorous" Collection:
Candy Cane
Christmas Tree
Coming soon will be plain Block & Start Shaped Magnets.
Star Shaped Magnet


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Honoring Veteran's

Thank you to our military everywhere!  Both past and present.
Accoutrement Designs Patriotic Collection

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Buzz....

Exclusive and Custom items are all the rage!  These are new items for Bedecked & Beadazzled

Various bead styles available
If you are interested in something similar for your next seminar, retreat, club, event or shop - 
contact us at

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Post Halloween Treat

Shark Attack!

Shark Frenzy!

The idea for their costumes came from the frenzy at feeding time.