New Business!

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this on my OWN blog! I started a hand-dyed cross-stitch business in June. I definitely stepped into it very gingerly not expecting much. But WOW! The response has been amazing. I have named the business “Fantasy Dyed Fabrics” and I invite everyone to join my FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1549418218696022/

The reason I started the business is that I have been so frustrated with the current choices in purchasing cross-stitch fabric. I would find the PERFECT fabric, only to be disappointed by: 1) the month long wait to get it; and 2) it didn’t look anything like the photo that I had agonized over. What a waste! So it was kind of a smack your forehead moment – I can do this! So here I am, trying to solve these two problems and help out my fellow stitchers!  With my business I am only dyeing “solo-type” fabrics and no custom orders.  So the fabrics that are posted are the exact ones you will receive.  And you will receive them within days (not weeks) of your purchase.

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Book Modelstitching

Received a package in the mail the other day from one of the companies that I modelstitch for. They sent me their most recent hardcover book because one of the designs I stitched was in it. I love it!
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Here’s a pic of the front of the book:
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TWO new cover designs

The current issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine has the design that I stitched for them on the cover! Yay!
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THEN I get this book in the mail and I stitched the “U” on the cover (and several other examples of this alphabet inside).

Letters

Newest Book Design

Animals

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Got a surprise in the mail yesterday. This new hardback Cross-Stitch Christmas book that has a set of designs that I modelstitched! Rarely am I sent the finished product. Also includes my name in the front as one of the stitchers. I think I love this publisher!

I’m on a roll!

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Just completed this design called Seven Swans a Swimming from Cottage Garden Samplings. The fabric is from Jo’s Fabrics and Such — a custom dyed marble.

And another!

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And also Mermaid of Atlantis that I finished for my daughter Leah. She can’t wait to have it hanging in her apartment.