Monday, January 23, 2012

Gotta have "A Little Love"

I wasn't planning on doing a Valentine's project this year, but I was so delighted with all the cute Valentine's decor in the stores right now, I was inspired!  Actually I was sleepless one night last week (another blog post, for sure!) so used the time to design a little kit in my mind!

The next morning, I shoved all the "urgent" stuff on my desk to the side, and got right to work designing my little ode to love on the computer. I designed thinking about fabric and embellishments I had on hand, so I could market it ASAP. Then I got to stitching...made more than a few adjustments on my original design...and finished my model!


I found a frame in my stash that would work OK, but when I went to my local needlework shop and found the adorable moulding pictured above, I was seduced - had to have it!  I paid the friendly frame company to overnight me the frame so I could photo the next day. While I waited for the frame to arrive, I did the graphic design. Choosing the romantic pink background, adding fun little scalloped trim, flowers, bird, bow...I LOVE this part of my job!

My kind printer put a rush on the job, while we got to work cutting and folding fabric and sacking embellishments.  We sent an email to hundreds of our favorite needlework shops, and now we're super busy shipping out "A Little Love"!!!


Look for these kits in your local shops before the end of this week. If they don't have them, please ask them to order from us!  There's plenty of time to stitch before the big V-Day, but this design will work year-round. 

Remember....all you need is "A Little Love"!



14 comments:

  1. Adorable!! I sure hope Stitch and Frame in Rock Hill, SC (my LNS) is on your list!

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  2. So nice ! I must get it, it's going to be a great little surprise gift, and there's time enough to stitch it + frame it & send before Valentine day :-)

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  3. Cute! Adding that to my list...

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  4. That is just so amazing that you can go from an idea to a kit in so little time! Love the new design!

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  5. I had just ordered this today. Debbie at stitches n things said I don't think it came in it. I said I read about it at another shop and knew I would want it. I just was searching tonight to see if you had it on your blog and you did. Love it!!!!

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  6. Totally in love with this design! Can't wait to get it! :)

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  7. I love this design and fingers crossed I can get it before Feb?? in the UK

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  8. Beautiful and so delicate :). Love it! Wish it arrives soon here in Europe :). Keep up the good work and have a wonderful week. Rosália.

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  9. I LOVE this new design Linda!!
    I agree with Karen how it is amazing you can go from an idea to a kit in no time!
    Thanks for all you do ;)

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  10. This is just adorable. The frame is perfect.

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  11. So cute! Absolutely "love" it. Sorry...that was lame!

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  12. Love this one Linda. It's so sweet.

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