|Lovely, intricate designs... Blackberry Lane's designer, Marie Driskill, believes in LOTS of shading and LOTS of detail in her tiny designs! The snow globe ornaments feature about 45 different DMC colors in their tiny 4 x 4 design area. This collection offers Traditional Heirloom Christmas flavor!!!|
Up On The Rooftop
Blackberry Lane as released #4 in her incredible Annual Snowglobe Series -- this one features Santa on the roof getting ready to drop down the chimney! Absolutely breathtaking detail in color shading and design detail, this entire ornament is only 82 x 82 stitches and is worked over one on 28ct, making it less than 3 x 3.
TONS of different DMC flosses from your stash, since there are so many called for in here... you won't use much of any of the colors!!! Look for the companion designs in your stash -- 2010 is The Snow Day, 2011 is Midnight Ride, and 2012 is The Carolers. These are all stunning! Get them and stash them away for a 110 degree month next summer when you can stay inside stitching!!!!!
Toys in the Attic -- A trio of ornaments
Oh my gosh, these designs are so old-fashioned and charming!!! Marie Driskell's over-one design detail is apparent in this trio of small designs -- but these are MUCH, MUCH easier to stitch than some of her previous pieces. Worked on 28ct linen, each finishes approx 3 x 3... but much smaller if you leave off the Merry Christmas greetings on the bottom.
Witches Night Out
Blackberry Lane has introduced a stunning sillouette of witches playing in their lairs... presumably in anticipation of Halloween!
The main design features a big tree -- branches flowing everywhere and surrounding each of the design vinettes. It measures 136 x 465 stitches! (That's 9 x 29 on 32ct!!) Stitched entirely in black, as you can see, lots of different fabric colors look good with this.
Every little section is enchanting -- there is so much going on in each. All of the smaller projects are take-outs from the main design -- Marie has re-charted bottom edges so they can stand alone. VERY imaginative... quite a stunning piece... this is offered as a chart.
Starry Starry Night Part III
Blackberry Lane has finished her trio of Nativity ornaments with this set of designs. The Flight to Egypt is the black and blue silouehette design of the weary travelers -- it companions the other 4 smalls which are all pictured on our BL Pages. His Blessed Son is Mary holding Jesus -- more color that the rest of these -- but the same finished size. Amazing detail in all of Marie Driskill's designs... these are no exception.
A cut of 40ct creme linen is included in the chart pack, as well as one of the small brass pendant frames. Coded for 38 different DMC flosses, she has these charted for the rectangular or oval shape -- all of those DMC's fit into that 48 x 65 bitty area!!!!! Offered as the set of charts, pendant, mounting board and cut of 40ct linen.
Stitching By The Sea
Oh, this is charming! It's Blackberry Lane... but it won't kill you to stitch this set... like some of her other designs... it's finishable!!!!! The sand castle piece measures 53 x 54 stitches, the Clownfish is 41 x 46 and the lighthouse measures 41 x 46. Choose any fabric you like to get the finished size you want.
Charted for Week's overdyed flosses (18 of them) there are just a few (6) DMC colors in here. Still lots of design detail in here... VERY pretty! Offered as the set of three charts.
Keeping Watch - The Ornament from Blackberry Lane Designs
Blackberry Lane has released her 2012 ornament that companions The Three Wise Men and Journey to Bethlehem. An EXQUISITE little piece, this is worked over one thread to get it small enough to be an ornament size. With a stitch count of 80 x 112 -- it would finish approx 5-1/2 x 8 on 28 over two... solid stitching... the chart calls for a whopping 63 different DMC colors and two blending filaments. Since a picture is worth 1000 words... I don't need to say any more.
NOT for the beginner stitcher, NOT for the impatient stitcher! DEFINITELY destined to be a family heirloom! Offered as a chart... choose your poison. (oh, I mean fabric!)
Marie Driskill's 3rd annual snowglobe ornament design has arrived... and true-to-form... it is as exquisite as her other two! Jammed full of 56 different DMC floss colors, and a bit of opalescent filament, this Victorian-inspired trio of Carolers is rich in shaded color and design detail. Along with the opalescent thread to make the snow sparkle, Marie has scattered her globe with petite seed beads as well.
If you want to 'over-achieve' this will finish a slight 2-7/8 in size over one on 28ct. On 32 over 2, it measures a more generous 5-1/8 in size. Companion to The Snow Day and The Midnight Ride... I think these are stunning on the Christmas Tree, and WAY TOO pretty to put away the rest of the year! Offered in chart format... it doesn't take much floss of ANY color -- you just need 56 of 'em!
All I can say is... Oh My Gosh! This intriguing Colonial street scene is enchanting! 48 colors of DMC and hand-dyed flosses appear in this 2-1/2 x 9 inch piece. The buildings, grass, bushes, road and tree trunk are stitched over two threads on 36ct (if you want it to fit the little pail). Then, all the people, animals, store signs, whiskey barrels, top portions of the fruit trees, bottom portions in the windows with the shoes... (this goes on and on...) are all worked in petite point -- half stitches over one.
Marie has presented her chart in a nice, huge format, and you're going to appreciate that. The design is over-the-top charming, and unbelieveably full of the tiniest details. It is truly amazing! The little plastic pail you see in the finished pic is approx 3 x 3 x 3. A cute way to finish this... I kind of hate to know that you cannot see all the sides of the pail at one time. The needlework is way too gorgeous to miss!
Fox in the Hen House
We have been enjoying the Blackberry Lane trunk show in the shop since September! Designer, Marie Driskill is so talented, her things are enchanting to see and hold. Fox in the Hen House is a set of two 3/4 x 1-1/4 designs that are shown mounted into a tiny, double-sided brass frame.
Stitched over one on 40ct, you'll need a whopping 26 colors of DMC floss for these, as well as two hand-dyeds -- for those backgrounds. (That means there are 26 different colors in JUST the fox, hen, and chicks!) Of course, you can stitch these on a larger count if you like... just notice the extreme detail and beautiful color shading. Offered as the chart pack with 40ct linen and one pendant frame... we do have extra frames if you want to show them both at once!
He He He My Pretty
This is the coolest little scissor fob! Two sides of needlework, you can see the witch flying against the moonlit sky on one side, and a simpler witch hat on the other side. The model is stitched over any 32ct linen you have in your stash -- color doesn't matter, as the whole thing is covered on the front. Marie gives instructions for the beaded scallops she has sewn all around as edging -- that really adds some sparkle.
Just a *piece with attitude!* , you'll need 18 colors of DMC floss from your stash, as well, to make this darling 2 x 2-ish piece! Offered as a chart, with brass pumpkin and ghost charms included.
Starry Starry Night PART II Pendants
Well.......... you'll be enchanted with this pair of 7/8 x 1-1/8 inch scenes that are shown inside tiny brass ornament/pendant frames. Companions to Starry Starry Night I, these show the journey of the shepherds to Bethlehem to see newborn Jesus in the manger. Stitched over one on 40ct, they call for 15 different DMC colors and two metallics. Larger fabric is always an option, but at 39 x 55 stitches... they'll never be very big at all!
Lovely shading... don't miss set #1! Extra pendant/frames available separately.
Mr Baron Von Bat - The Needle Minder
Blackberry Lane's Marie Driskill is amazing! Check out this Over-The-Top scary and realistic stitched BAT!!!!! *Mr Von Bat takes his job seriously and tries to be intimidating with his fangs, but he's too cute of a fellow to take seriously. He has a baby bat button (JABCO's little black bat) as a bowtie with two dickeys made with (Week's) overdyed wool where he guards his needles well.*
Stitched on 36ct linen, (fabric options vary for this) with DMC flosses (only 25 colors!) he measures 8 inches from wing-tip to tip and 3-1/2 inches high. He is stitched on BOTH sides -- so you see his back on the outside, and his tummy on the inside. You'll need to get a couple of those super-stong magnets to put inside his wing-tips to help then close. (A pair will do, but you might want more.)
Offered as the chart, the instructions to assemble are all here. You'll need the bat bowtie button, those dinky magnets and bit of Weeks wool to finish. I have never seen such a cute needle case like this... the design is incredibly detailed, such a different and unique subject matter .. this little guy is a MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!! Models are a possibility for us in St Charles and Houston!!!
Goblins on Parade
Oh My Gosh... check out this miniature 3 x 3 x 3 swing handle Paint Can Ort Bucket!!!!! This is a cool design... Marie offers a bunch of different finishing options for her miniature Goblins on Parade. Stitched in black... choose some fun linen or aida colors for any of your projects -- we have TONS! The bell pull features a swirling path with the creatures and a graveyard, and spiders and a zombie, and rats and cats and bats! You can split them all up and stick them on needle cases and pin cushions... or you can stitch them all in a straight line.
LOOK at the dinky little can! It is a clear plastic miniature paint can. The needlework inside is done over one on 28ct. Can you see my pic of the inside? Marie has lining in there -- see the scissors and all her orts? Check out the lid. There is a spider web stitched and stuffed on there, she used magnets to hold it there, but since the little can is only $4.50... I'd put the cushion top on there with a dab of glue.
So creative, the silouettes are amazing in detail -- you'll love this! Offered as a chart, paint cans are separate, your fabric options vary! I can get bigger paint cans... so if over-one with black thread on 28ct isn't your favorite thing... we can adjust and go larger... this will require a phone call to discuss specifics!
Blackberry Lane's second Snow Globe ornament design, Midnight Ride, features a tiny silouette of Santa and his reindeer pulling the sleigh against the deep winter sky. Below... the sleepy snowed-in village awaits his visit... just charming!
Marie Driskill's second annual globe design, this is just as detailed as the first. Offered in chart format, you can choose any fabric you want, but her favorite is 40ct over ONE! Stitched on 28 over two, this finishes approx 6 x 6... more of a picture to frame than an ornament... over two on 40ct -- 4 x 4. Charted for DMC, this uses 54 different colors and two metallics!!!
The Journey to Bethlehem
Blackberry Lane has just released new ornaments that you have a whole year to work on before Christmas!!!! The second in her 6-part 'The First Noel' set, Journey to Bethlehem is a companion to The Three Wise Men we received this past fall. Solid stitching, incredibly involved, and using 48 different colors of DMC floss in it's 81 x 100 stitch count size, your choice of fabric count determines your finished size.
Just a stunning miniature piece of needlework, Mary and Joseph are on their Journey to Bethlehem... offered as a chart, it includes a brass palm tree charm and 3 glass beads to dress up your finishing. Use bits of floss from your stash.
Starry Starry Night Pendant
A set of two designs -- each with a stitch count of 39 x 55 -- these are shown worked over one thread on 40ct linen. Inserted into a 1 x 1-1/2 inch rectangular brass pendant/frame, each would make an awesome teeny ornament! Stitched with DMC floss, there are 37 different colors in these, along with a bit of opalescent blending filament.
Stunning detail in the designs, one picture is a Bethlehem stable with that grand star in the sky above. The other picture is a silhouette of the three kings following the star in the deep night. Lovely little pieces, the package includes both charts, (printed just HUGE in size!) one pendant frame (extras are available), 6 x 6 cut of 40ct white linen, and acid-free mounting board. Threads come from your own stash.
Rest Ye Pins -- The Pin Keeper
Well, isn't this just the cutest stitched tombstone to hold some whimsical pins??? The poem included with the chart warns you to beware of the skeleton hiding behind the stone... he's waiting for YOU to come by! Choose a mangy hand-dyed or stony-colored linen (we have so many choices in several counts) in a 36 count to make this approx 4 x 4 in size.
The chart includes assembly instructions for this over-the-top-cute little thing! You'll notice JABCO's Monster Mash Pins garnishing the top, and a dangling purple spider on there, too. the whole thing is a really neat concept, with cute finishing. Offered as the chart with Monster Mash Pins separate.
The Nativity Story
Blackberry Lane designs has a set of lovely table dressings -- a Runner or Topper - each offered separately in chart format. The 8 x 29 (stitched size on 28ct, before any border) Runner features the Nativity story in a long row... the Topper 33 x 33 (on 28ct includes a 5-inch border), is basically the same design, stitched into a square.
Quite classic, each design is monochromatic -- pick a favorite hand-dyed to match your decor -- and features the Star of Bethlehem in gold metallic. Each side of the Topper tells the story of Joseph taking Mary to Bethlehem, Shepherds gazing at the Star, the Shepherd's visit, and finally the 3 Wise Men.
The runner is charted minus Joseph's trip with Mary. Really nice pieces, very classic. I don't know which version to tell you to stitch -- they're both elegant!
The Three Wise Men and The Snow Day
Blackberry Lane Designs has two *ornament* designs that are beautifully detailed and FULL of lots of DMC color! (Kind of generous in size for ornaments!) The Three Wise Men has a stitch count of 120 x 120 -- features 44 different colors, and will be exquisite stitched over one on anything!!!! The chart includes three bead 'jewels' and a tiny brass camel charm, along with a one-page history lesson of the Story of the Three Kings. It is going to be the first of Marie's 6 First Noel Ornaments... the chart's back page teases us about the rest coming in future years.
The Magic of Snow Globes first design is The Snow Day. A classic, antique scene, complete with plump snowman... this one measures 80 x 80 and calls for 48 different colors! Simply lovely pieces... offered as charts.
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