Saturday, April 28, 2012


Information for wholesale and retail clients.

We get request for special items often and sometimes we can accommodate those wishes.  These items are usually small quantities and at the mercy of the source.  Sources range from local artist and shops to the vast world wide web.  For instance, this Pumpkin came from a local source and is exclusive to Amy's Golden Strand.

Coming soon is a Skull and Crossbones for Sheena's Sweet Stitches, that will be sold only through her distributor - Bedecked & Beadazzled. But you will have to call or email the shop to see what they have of these and other items available and in stock.  

Fob Friends can be customized too.  Some are made to order.  For example, this fob was done to go with a pair of Gingher Tessa scissors and incorporate her favorite green color.  

Bedecked and Beadazzled has a whole line of custom fobs but you will have to contact them to find out what is available.

The bug has hit and there are more to come.  A blog page is being added just for Exclusives.  As a designer, teacher or shop consider an exclusive, first dibs or other custom pieces to fit your upcoming designs, classes or projects.

First dibs is an agreement for a first opportunity for an agreed upon specified time frame.  Like the the Liberty Bell from the Destination Dallas show or some of the mystery gifts from Ruth Schmuff at Bedecked & Beadazzled.  No pictures or that would spoil some of the mystery.


Then there is a whole line of custom glass magnets.  Many are shop logos.  A perfect shop souvenir, momento or gift. 
The Washington Monument with a Cherry Blossom is available at Waste Knot.  It was to commemorate a trip and time with friends.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Announcing - Atlanta Needlepoint and Monogramming

Denise Mcguinness opened a new shop in Atlanta this week!
Accoutrement Designs at
Atlanta Needlepoint and Monogramming
Having a Brick & Mortar shop in your area is a luxury.  If you have two or more you are really lucky.  There are many of us who do not have the benefit of a local shop and those of us that do, can take that benefit for granted. Not every shop will have everything you need or want which is what makes the phone and internet so convenient.  But nothing beats being able to jump in the car and physically look at fibers, canvases and accessories.  Additional benefits include being able to sit with the camaraderie of fellow stitchers, help from friendly shop keepers or taking a class every so often.  If it is from a National Teacher - well then you have hit the jackpot!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Jolly Good Show!

Destination Dallas was our 1st Show!  We had a great time and it was a wonderful experience!  The blog is now updated with a current list of shops carrying our products.  Please be sure to visit or call them to get that extra special "accoutrement" to fit your mood, project or holiday. There are many summer fobs and magnets available.  (If you are a retailer carrying our products and are not listed, a misspelling, missing or incorrect link,  please let us know.)
This is a picture of our window front with our "Circus" theme and our famous "Muscle Man" balloon figure.  Sorry for the glare.  I was not going to post them but I have had many request for pictures.

Kelly Clark picked the Drawing Winner - Congratulations to Designer's Desk, IL.  The prize was "A Year In Magnets" package with 20 magnets!