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Artists We Love: Dani Ives of Be Good Natured

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If you know us, you know we love all things handmade and animal related. When the two merge? Magic. That’s how we feel about Dani Ives’ work! Dani Ives is a fiber artist and workshop instructor whose felt creations make us absolutely swoon. In her words she likes to ‘push the boundaries’ of needle felting to create realistic paintings. That’s …

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Hello & Welcome: An Introduction!

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It’s been a while! And there are some new people here! Spencer and I wanted to re-introduce ourselves to you with a fun little interview. If you’re new around here, my name is Lizzy Dabczynski- Bean! I love cross-stitching and I am passionate about memory making + cherishing. I manage the design, stitching and customer service here at Stitch People. …

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Living life in DMC: Floss Color Inspiration DMC742

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with this situation. You walk into a craft store and head straight for the embroidery section. You round the corner and you lose all sense of propriety as you squeal and fawn over hundreds and hundreds of beautiful, wonderful DMC floss colors! Well, then imagine that you get a message from DMC saying …

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DMC Floss Color Inspiration: 922

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The month of November typically encourages people to dive into the deep end of the Fall spirit – pumpkin flavored treats, cozy knit blankets and sweaters, and boots. At my house, we watch our Fall movies: “You’ve Got Mail,” “Dan in Real Life,” and (the recent additions) “About Time,” and “Monsters University.” A perfect complement to these feelings and traditions …

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How to Make an Articulating Wall Sconce

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We are re-doing our kitchen. It’s been stressful and fun. My sweet mother recently re-did her kitchen, and we snagged her old maple cabinets for our own house. She’s keeps a meticulously clean and neat home, so the cabinets are in tip-top shape. We’re going to paint them and they’re gonna look ah-mazing. It is a super win-win-win situation and saved …

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DMC Floss Color Inspiration: 221

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October is my favorite month of the year. It’s officially Fall, and it’s perfectly in-between with the weather – not too hot and not too cold. “Sweater weather.” My favorite. A little gloomy but mostly invigorating. The “calm before the storm” of November and December. (Also the month of my birthday – but I like to claim that I’m still …

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Crazy About Custom: Terra Dolls

In Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle by Lizzy4 Comments

So, I’m in the custom product business. This gives me a great appreciation and admiration for customized products – especially ones that are, like mine, customized and hand-made! Check out Terra Dolls. Are these not the cutest? I’m especially loving them at this time of year – the Halloween dolls are SO cute and the style of these long-legged, color block …

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Including Tattoos in Stitch People Portraits

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I love the challenge of including tattoos in a Stitch People portrait. People don’t expect it can be done, so it’s always a nice surprise to add this little detail, and it really adds to the personality of the individual character and the overall portrait. If you look at the portrait of “The Macarellas,” below, you’ll notice that the man …

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Three Reasons You Should Be Cross-Stitching

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I frequently get responses from new folks who sign up for our newsletter, and someone recently sent me an email all about how they’ve loved cross stitching since learning as a young girl and haven’t been able to stop! I love this attitude. It got me thinking about how many people there are out there who love to cross-stitch, yet …

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DMC Floss Color Inspiration: 3860

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DMC Floss Color #3860 has “bewitched me, body and soul” (Pride and Prejudice). In fact, it is this very color that inspired me to do a series on DMC Floss color inspirations. This color, “Cocoa,” is purple, brown, gray, and copper all mixed into one beautiful, sullen, & yet hopeful color. It makes me feel like a rainy, fall day. …