Friday, October 12, 2018

New Goodies!

I have had SO much fun with this project!

I've made Needlework Labels to add to the back of your framed samplers and needlework pieces!  It was so much fun, in fact, I couldn't settle for just one set of eight labels, but had to do two!

The photo above is the first half of set number one.  
And below is the second half of set number one.


Next is the first half of set number two.


And below is the second half of set number two.


They are large (3 1/4 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches high), self-sticking labels.

Each one has the same area you complete:


And here are some random photos of individual labels (from both sets).













I can hardly wait to do more!!

You'll find these in my sampler Etsy Shop:

Hope you are having a great Friday and wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Monday, October 8, 2018

Amazing Work!


I found this photograph on Instagram this morning.  This gorgeous piece is the work of Victoria Kocheganova who lives on the coast of the Black Sea in the City of Novorossiysk in Russia.  Victoria took my Rebecca and Rodney patterns and combined them into a gorgeous work of art by adding her own touches to the designs.  Victoria says she has stitched for a very long time and has finished more than five hundred pieces!  WOW!!  

You can see more of Victoria's work on her Instagram feed.  Here's the link:

Thank you so very much for sharing your talents Victoria!
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

SIX MORE DESIGNS RETIRED

 The Village

I just learned that my distributor has discontinued six more designs.  A few of them have me a bit "thrown" as I really like the designs.  But, I have to look at the plus side:  six fewer patterns to have reprinted at very high costs.  Still!!

So, here they are.  I've updated my Etsy Shop (www.kathybarrick.etsy.com)
 to reflect the new 50% off price.
 Multiplying Bird

 Gregory in the Garden

 Miss Martha's Potting Shed

 Winter Swan

 PA Fraktur in Needle & Thread

Have a great day everyone!
Saturday, August 25, 2018

MORE RETIRED DESIGNS!

Ten more designs have been retired, effective today, August 25th.  (Only four months until Christmas!!)  
These have been added to my Etsy Shop (www.kathybarrick.etsy.com) with prices cut in half.  Enjoy!
 
Above is Bowful of Bunnies.
French Samplers

Good & Proper

Adam & Eve Revisited

Halloween Stocking

Joyeux Noel

My Mother's House

Painted Wings




Susanna Folley

Happy Weekend Everyone!
Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Big Reveal - New Designs!


Early Fraktur Drawing
A reproduction of an antique water colored fraktur.
(The full alphabet is provided for personalizing.)

And


Little Robins
I couldn't resist the verse!

Details available in my Etsy Shop:

I hope you like them!


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

New Designs!


I'll be releasing two new designs this week!
Thought I'd give you a sneak peek or two!






I'll be back soon with full-sized photos.
Have a great week everyone!
Thursday, August 2, 2018

RETIRED Designs


As they do from time to time, Hoffman Distributing Company discontinues carrying patterns that aren't great sellers.  In the past, I've carried on normally as I knew Norden Crafts would continue to distribute those designs.  Since Norden has closed shop, and because Yarn Tree only carries a limited number of patterns, I'm kind of stuck with the 19 designs Hoffman discontinued.

So, I've decided to retire 19 designs permanently.  And, please understand this doesn't break my heart for a few reasons.  Obviously, they weren't great selling designs.  And having 19 fewer charts to have to have reprinted is kind of nice.  I am quickly learning why I had been renting a HUGE printer when I had Carriage House Samplings.  It's much cheaper to print your own charts than to have them professionally printed.  Waaaaaay cheaper!!  Unfortunately, renting that printer was very expensive, so I am not able to consider that option yet.  

When designing my designs, I never think "oh this is going to be a great seller" or "oh this isn't going to sell well at all."  I just design what I like an try to make elements fit together in a pleasing manner.  My goal is always to come up with something different.  I just kind of hope that stitchers will like them too!  And that isn't always the case.  


In my samplers Etsy Shop (www.kathybarrick.etsy.com)
you will find the 19 discontinued designs on sale for 50% off.



And, shop owners can get these charts from me at 75% off.


And, this morning I'll be working on listing the models for sale in my sampler Etsy Shop as well.  There is no reason for me to store them indefinitely.  The prices will be reasonable, but I will be taking into account what I paid a stitcher to stitch the design for me and what I paid for frames.  I'm not out to make money on these, just to send them to new homes.


I actually stitched a couple of these myself!
 Thanks so much for listening!  I'll add photos of the additional retired designs below:












Have a great day everyone!


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