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Mill Hill Designer's Showcase

Welcome to Our Designer's Showcase of Bead Kits for Mill Hill!

Mill Hill has commissioned several artists to present their artwork in Bead Kit format!
Enjoy the artwork of Quilt Artist Jim Shore, Folk Art Artist Debbie Mumm and Sarah Grant (STICKS) -- Old World Santas, Snowmen, Playing Cards, Reindeer, and charming bites from life -- these artists bring delightful designs to this stitching venue.

Each of Mill Hill's kits contain the chart, 14ct perforated paper, various counts of Aida cloth or 28ct linen for your Cross Stitching. Mill Hill beads garnish everything, so along with each artists color-schemes and personality... each finished design will glisten with Mill Hill glass beads! Here we go!


Mediterranean, Moroccan, Embracing, Riviera and Wild Horses and Mares by Laurel Burch For Mill Hill! - click for more
Horses and Mares by Laurel Burch for Mill Hill
Mill Hill has adapted the artwork of Laurel Burch into Cross Stitch. Joining her charming collection of Cats and Dogs, we now have Horses and Mares!

Same awesome, bold and bright coloring, same signature artwork flavor... we have five designs to stitch on either 28ct linen or 14ct Aida. All five of these feature great colors, and Mill Hill glass seed beads as design accents. Moroccan Mares is stunning -- all browns, creams, grays and blacks... so pretty! (Put your cursor over the image above and see the names of the designs in order.)


Mill Hill's Polar Opposites by Debbie Mumm - click for more
Polar Opposites by Debbie Mumm
Mill Hill has a fun new series of 6 -- 16ct Aida designs garnished with Mill Hill beads. Designed by Debbie Mumm, this is a collection of darling penguins and polar beads playing around. One has the penguin sliding off the bear's back... someone is innertubing, someone else is skating... and two are hiding in packages!

At first we thought these were Christmas... but they really aren't... just all a cute Winter-y theme, we like the fresh blues, reds and greens in them. Presented as complete kit, you get the chart, fabric, flosses and glisteny Mill Hill glass beads. Finishing approx 5 x 5 each VERY cute, crisp, fresh winter-y designs!!!


Kitty Doodles by Amy Lee Weeks For Mill Hill! - click for more
Kitty Doodles by Amy Lee Weeks for Mill Hill
What a delightful collection of simple black-line doodles from Amy Lee Weeks! The people at Mill Hill have converted them to Cross Stitch on 18ct white Aida, and embellished with a few glass beads here and there. Design sizes finishing approx 5 x 7, each is stitched with 99% DMC black floss and accented with simple striking colors in the design borders.

SO DARN CUTE... they are presented as complete kits of the chart, fabric, beads and flosses. Frames are offered separately. These ARE done on aida -- don't get hung up on that -- if you have a swatch of something else white in your stash, use it. The designs are darling, and will WAY overshadow the fabric you stitch them on! I LOVE the one that says *Don't stress me out!*


New Curly Girl Kits by Mill Hill - click for more
New Curly Girl Kits
Everybody loves Curly Girl's whimsical artwork and her *wisdoms of life* advice! Mill Hill has a license to produce her designs in Cross Stitch, so six new designs have come our way. Presented in kits of 28ct linen, Mill Hill glass beads (not tons, just enough for a little glitz) and DMC flosses, these are over-the-top cute! Each finishes approx 7 x 7.
  • Believe -- A very low-key Christmas piece -- all you see is a tiny silhouette of Santa and his sleigh atop a building! *There comes a moment every year when something whispers in our ears Believe, Believe, Believe.*
  • Let Your Light Shine -- *Just wait until you see what is possible when you shine your little light on the world.*
  • Be There -- *Any given moment can change your life -- you just have to be there.*
  • You Rescued Me -- This is my favorite one (I think!) *Our hearts are forever connected you see, I adopted you, but you rescued me.*
  • Peace -- *Peace is the understanding that though we are each one different, we are all made of the same exquisite stuff.*
  • Time to Pack -- *The world is not going to come to you, the sooner you realize this, the more time you'll have to pack.*


Laurel Burch DOGS from Debbie Mumm - click for more
Announcing Laurel Burch DOGS!
Mill Hill presents the ever-charming and famous artwork of Laurel Burch's dogs in Cross Stitch! Joining their collection of CAT kits, we now have 6 new dogs to stitch as well! The colors in all of these are rich -- everything is accented with either gold metallic thread, or gold glass beads.

Offered in complete kit format, Mill Hill has made them with Aida or Linen as the base fabric -- you decide -- and added all the necessary DMC flosses and metallics as well as a smattering of seed beads to make them glisten. Two are stitched on a Tropical Turquoise, two are on a charcoal gray, and two are on a rich purple background. So darn cute and colorful... I don't know how you can choose a favorite!


Laurel Burch for Mill Hill! - click for more
Laurel Burch for Mill Hill!
Presenting the most colorful and famous designs of Laurel Burch Mill Hill style!!!!! We are getting bead kits that are stitched on YOUR CHOICE of 28ct linen or 14ct Aida... featuring this darling artwork we've all loved for years!

Complete kits contain the charts, fabric and all the colorful glass beads you need! Watch the drop-downs here, to make sure you get your fabric option correctly! Available as separate kits, or get the whole set!



Good Coffee and Friends from Debbie Mumm - click for more
Good Coffee and Friends from Debbie Mumm
Mill Hill has commissioned Debbie Mumm and her cheerful artwork to present this fun collection of bead kits! Good Coffee and Friends... what could be better??? Presented in complete kit format, each design is stitched on coffee-brown 16ct Aida --- which is surprisingly easy to see.

Browns, yellows, teals and greens are the predominate colors in all of them. Can you see the tone-on-tone coffee plants stitched into the backgrounds? Each design finishes approx 5 x 5, and fits into one of Mill Hill's 6-inch wooden frames -- this time, either mossy green or terra cotta. Very cute!


Amy Lee Weeks Florals from Mill Hill - click for more
Amy Lee Weeks Florals
We have four new designs by artist Amy Lee Weeks that have been adapted to cross stitch by Mill Hill.

So simple, yet so full of bold color and quiet advice, each is stitched on 14ct Aida with DMC and almost NO beads!!!!! Framed in black 8 x 8's, these are so clean, fresh, young and new... stitch them for someone young-at-heart in your life!


Jim Shore Santas and Snowmen from Mill Hill - click for more
New Jim Shore Santas and Snowmen
Getting ready for Christmas -- Mill Hill has released a set of 6 paper ornaments to dress your tree. Artwork by Jim Shore, we already have six Santas -- now here are three more for that set. The snowmen are completely new.

Offered as perforated paper kits, each is full of flosses, some glisteny glass beads for a bit of jazz, and lots of quilted charm. They all finish approx 3 x 5, and because they are lightweight, they display beautifully on any Christmas tree!



Sticks! from Mill Hill - click for more
New From STICKS -- Summer and Christmas!
Four colorful and bold designs worked on 16ct Aida with a ton of DMC floss and a smattering of Mill Hill Beads, these bring our STICKS collection of designs to 20. I just love them and can let the designs themselves enchant you -- without any of my descriptions!

Each finishes approx 7 x 7, and since these are on fabric instead of paper, you can make funky, wild pillows out of them. I know you can't tell from the pics, but the sun rays in both Relax and Play golf are studded with miniature glass seed beads. Presented as complete kits of the chart, fabric, flosses and beads, the frames are offered separately.



New From Curly Girl and Mill Hill... click for more
New From Curly Girl and Mill Hill
Here is the next set of 4 designs by Curly Girl -- these four bring our collection to 20! Presented in full kit format, you get the chart, linen, flosses and beads to finish these 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 inch designs.

I think my favorite this time is the Old Friends one... Old Friends cannot be made... they must be grown! Cute, colorful and whimsical, make sure you see the rest of Leigh's collection!


Jim Shore Christmas 2014... click for more
Jim Shore Christmas 2014
Four Christmas kits bursting with personality and color have arrived!!! By artist Jim Shore, each is stitched on 18ct Navy Blue Aida with DMC floss and Mill Hill glass beads embellishments. Just gorgeous in color, each has a different border, and a different picture in the round center section.

So swirly and old-worldy! Choose between Santa, Rudolph, Mr Snowman or the tree -- or get 'em all! Offered as kits of the chart, fabric, threads and beads.


SNOWBELLES By Debbie Mumm for Mill Hill - click for more
Presenting SNOWBELLES By Debbie Mumm
Well... Mill Hill pegged the weather correctly when they packed our box of these TOO CUTE new little guys!!! Who knew the entire country would be dealing with snow and snow, and snow....? Debbie Mumm has designed a set of 5 Bells -- Snowbelles - to be exact. Darling little snowmen with bell-bottoms!!!

All offered as complete kits, they are worked on 14ct white perforated paper with DMC floss and smatterings of Mill Hill glass beads. Each finishes approx 4 x 5-1/4... much smaller than the actual things in your front yard!!! So... we introduce: Jingle, Jangle, Freezy, Flurry and Frank!



Amylee Weeks Owls from Mill Hill click for more
Amylee Weeks Owls
Oh my Gosh... AREN'T THESE CUTE??!! Mill Hill has licensed a new designer for their line -- Amylee Weeks -- and adapted her original artwork into Cross Stitch! Offering a set of 6 colorful owls -- each delivering a fun and uplifting sentiment -- these are offered as complete kits. Finishing approx 7-3/4 inches square, each is stitched on 14ct Aida in the most lip-puckering colors of Riviera Coral, Gold and Olive.

You just can't help but love the colors and the whimsical flavors of these!! There are 8-inch frames available for them as well... and notice that three say *Faith * Hope * Love*, while the other three say *Be Brave * Be You * Be Happy.* Everything is simple Cross Stitch with a few small bits of bead embellishments (not a lot) and then backstitch. The long backstitches on them give you that relaxed whimsical feel.


Jim Shore Santas from Mill Hill - click to see more
Jim Shore Santas
Some colorful Santa Ornaments have come our way!!! New by Mill Hill -- these feature the artwork of Jim Shore -- in Cross Stitch with Beaded highlights. Offered in small kit format -- each Santa is worked on 14ct perforated paper with DMC floss and MH beads.

They measure approx 3 x 5 when finished, and will really glisten on your Christmas Tree! Bright colors and lots of Jim Shore's trademark Quilt motifs in the designs, there are six different Santas waiting to be stitched!!!


New From Curly Girl and Mill Hill... click for more
New From Curly Girl and Mill Hill
We have four new kits by Curly Girl Designs that are full of personality and inspiration. (#'s 13, 14, 15 and 16 in this collection of designs!) Stitched on either Navy or Star Sapphire 28ct linen in loads of DMC flosses, these feature small bits of beaded embellishment... but much more Cross Stitch than beading. Finishing approx 7 x 7, they are colorful, fresh, young, upbeat, and VERY up-to-date. Stitch these for any young lady in your life -- and she will love you!
  • Sparkle -- Every once in a while we get a moment when all the world needs us to do is just stand there and sparkle! OHhhh... isn't that neat? What a wonderful way to commemorate a special occasion or life milestone... or just a special personality! Worked in tons of white with some opalescent metallics on navy.
  • Dandelion -- Someday is made up of a thousand tiny nows. Every marvelous possibility is a bundle of very little things... Stitched on 28ct Star Sapphire Linen, SO simple and stunning!
  • Off Your Path -- Sometimes your journey will take you off of your path. It's all part of the same trip. Great words of encouragement for someone who thinks they are still trying to find their way! (I love that little flowered camper... wouldn't that we a riot to travel cross country in???)
  • Fireflies -- If there was never any darkness, we would never see the fireflies. Something to remind us that there is good in so many things... and that we can get through things...to the other side. Stitched on Navy... the beads in this are super bright -- just like the fireflies!


  • Curly Girls for Christmas!... click for more
    Curly Girls for Christmas!
    Mill Hill has 4 new kits by Leigh -- of Curly Girl Designs. You see her artwork on lots of things -- stationery, napkins, tea towels and coffee cups -- and we get to stitch it! I love the contemporary verses and the fresh color schemes. Can you see the patterns in the backgrounds? Some of that is done with beads, the rest is stitching -- and it adds a touch of charm!
    Offered in complete kit format, each 7 x 7-ish design is worked on 28 ct linen in DMC flosses and is smattered with Mill Hill beads all through out the design.
  • Simple Wish: *Her wish was simple, peace in every nation, joy in every heart and a mitten of every hand.*
  • Most Real: *Remember it is not our eyes but our hearts that can see the things that are most real.* (In things such as Love, Peace and Saint Nick... we have the fullest confidence.)
  • Still, Silent, Holy, Bright: *May your heart be kept in great peace, gratitude and joy.*
  • Spaces in Between: *If you look, you will find with some certainty that Joy is in the spaces in-between.*


  • New Curly Girl Design Kits!!!!... click for more
    New Curly Girl Design Kits!!!!
    I just LOVE these designs... totally motivational, totally cheerful and upbeat... totally on the mark for a good life! Here we go!!!
  • Cape and Tiara: *Given a cape and nice tiara, I could save the world.* (Remember when we used to dress up when we were little? We were someone special -- and always grand!)
  • Inner Tube: *Success is sometimes just having one more patch than you have holes in your inner tube.* (Think of all the obstacles life throws at us... Wow! Thank Goodness for patches!)
  • Packed Up Her Potential: *She packed up her potential and all that she had learned, grabbed a Cute pair of shoes and headed out to change a few things.* (So close to home for moms and best friends...!)
  • Cake Required: *A great many things can be resolved with kindness, even more with laughter, but there are some things that just require cake.* (A Warm-Fuzzy... and a snack with a friend!)
  • Each of these is offered as a kit stitched on 28ct linen, (creams, an orange and bright green!) DMC flosses and a few Mill Hill bead garnishes. They finish approx 7 x 7 -- quite generous actually -- so you can see all the pretty tone-on-tone stitched patterns in the backgrounds. These four join our other Curly Girl Designs... al AWESOME!


    Curly Girl Designs Presents... click for more
    Curly Girl Designs Presents...
    Mill Hill has teamed with Kansas Artist Curly Girl Design to present some of her original artwork in Cross Stitch -- designs that artist, Leigh, promises could change the world!!! The Peacock design advises one to be your brilliant self everyday -- no matter what. *Clutter* says that 'True friends see us and all of our pieces... not as clutter but as decoration!' *Right Back* deals with where one started from turning up right where you belong... and finally, a good cook knows that it's not what is on the table that matters... it's what's in the chairs!!!

    A set of four designs, these are offered in complete kit format with 28ct linens, tons of DMC flosses and Mill Hill beads, chart and needles. Each finishes approx 7 x 7. The style is whimsical and very fresh. Soft in colors, really fun, and very meaningful.


    Mill Hill Presents STICKS in Cross Stitch! - click for more
    Mill Hill Presents STICKS Kits in Cross Stitch!
    We already have a dozen designs by artist Sarah Grant... love them ALL... and here come 4 more!!!! A Des Moines IA artist... Sarah has commissioned Mill Hill to represent her in Cross Stitch. STUNNING 6 x 6 designs full of shaded color, relaxed lines and motivating sentiments, each of STICKS pieces brings a smile to your face!
    New are:
  • Rise and Shine -- little chicken set against an early morning sunrise. Perfect for a breakfast nook!
  • Grow a Garden features a wildflower garden full of character! I LOVE that little spotted mushroom!
  • Celebrate Together would be neat hanging in a Dining Room... or the eating area of the kitchen. (even a bakery or grocery store!) It could hang anywhere *celebrating together* is a good thing!
  • Finally, Today is the Day is a pretty medley of reminders to GROW in your life!
  • All of these are bursting with strong color and design elements. Bold patterns and motifs, a fresh, colorful look... do these for the *youth* in your life!!!! Offered as complete kits of 14ct perforated paper, DMC flosses, chart, needles and beads, all you add is some stitching talent!


    Mill Hill Presents 4 New Designs by Sticks -- click to see more!
    New *Sticks* Kits are here!
    A new set of funky-artsy designs is here! Offered by Mill Hill in kit format, we now have 12 designs from *Sticks*, and they are as colorful and brilliant as the first 8! Kind of following a 4-Seasons theme... Cozy In is the Winter piece -- with the roaring fire and falling snow -- it *does* look cozy! Enjoy the Harvest is the autumn scene -- I just love all the color in that one! Enjoy Life would be the summer scene -- the bright sun, the oversized blooming flowers -- and desert on the picnic table! Think Spring could double as Good Morning, too!

    All are offered in kit format with 14ct perforated paper, chart and needles, all the flosses and tons of Mill Hill beads to make them glisten! Each finishes approx 7 x 7, and definitely rate a *#10* in the Visual Impact and WOW category!

    Mill Hill Presents 4 New Designs by Sticks -- click to see more!
    Mill Hill Presents 4 New Designs by Sticks!
    This artwork is so fresh, classy, colorful and crisp! Mill Hill has 4 new perforated paper kits (OK... if you're a *fabric-stitcher* -- do these on fabric!) for Christmas and everyday. Sleep Tight would make a great birth announcement... but could hang 'as is' in the Guest Room... or above anyone's cozy bed. Love Me - Love My Cat is the companion to Stick's Dog piece! Holiday Ornaments and Ho Ho Santa are stuffed with color... I really can't choose my favorite!!!

    Each is presented as a complete kit of chart, 14ct perforated paper, tons of flosses and Mill Hill seed bead embellishments, and finishes approx 7-1/4 inches square. Something fresh, young, and contemporary... they make everything around them feel good!


    Sticks! from Mill Hill - click for more
    Sticks!
    Mill Hill has taken the artwork of 'Sticks,' a Des Moines, IA, artist who specializes in making one-of-a-kind art and furniture items from fallen timber from their nearby areas. I am in LOVE!!! A new line of bead kits, worked on perforated paper (yes, we'll be stitching ours on 28ct linen!), these are Over-The-Top Charming, Colorful, Funky, Fresh, New, Young, Cool... GOTCHA! Finishing 7-1/4 x 7-1/4 each, they are offered as complete kits of the chart, hand-painted perforated paper, needles, beads and flosses.

    If you want the frames, they WILL fit stitching done on 28ct. Just make sure to order the same number of frames as your kits! Just *look at* those cool dogs, and don't you just ooosh over that Cherish Family? The colors... everything just pops! We expect shipment this first week of January!


    Jim Shore JS14-8501 Sophie Sheep Kit - click for more Jim Shore JS14-8502 Clarissa Cow Kit - click for more Jim Shore JS14-8503 Percy Pig Kit - click for more
    Farm Animals with *Personality!*
    Mill Hill has released three Button & Bead Kits that feature the charming artwork of the Quilting Industry's favored designer, Jim Shore! Full of color and incredible detail... Shore designs resin figures that all feature detailed quilt blocks and patterns decorating them everywhere.

    Vibrant color, and charming designs, we now have Clarissa Cow, Percy Pig and Sophie Sheep that are joining our three cats -- all are offered as complete kits of charts, tons of beads and flosses, and a special button embellishment, along with the 14ct perforated paper. So breathtakingly pretty... the beads always catch the light with these, and they look like 'a million bucks!'

    Jim Shore Flourishes Perforated Paper - click for more
    Jim Shore Flourishes Perforated Paper
    A lovely collection of 6 new pastel colors of 14ct perforated paper has arrived! Very soft colors, each has the faintest swirly/floral designs printed all over them... in an ever-so-slightly darker shade. I don't think our pics can show the pretty detail very well... one can only hope! Offered in 9 x 12 sheets -- two to a package.


    Jim Shore JS30-0201 ACE Card Kit from Mill Hill - click for more Jim Shore JS30-0204 KING Card Kit from Mill Hill - click for more Jim Shore JS30-0203 QUEEN Card Kit from Mill Hill - click for more Jim Shore JS30-0202 JACK Card Kit from Mill Hill - click for more
    ROYALTY in Cross Stitch!
    Mill Hill and Jim Shore have brought us a really cool set of 4 playing cards -- stitched on 16ct Aida, and garnished with glass beads! Offered as complete kits, each card finishes approx 5 x 7 and is FULL of clear, bright playing card color.

    Stitch the King of Diamonds for (Dad?), the poker player of the house, the Queen of Hearts for (Mom?), the bridge player... the Jack of Clubs for (the card shark away at college?) and the Ace of Spades for (Grandma who still plays cards three times a week!!!) You can probably switch out the face cards and suits... if you want a Queen of Spades, for instance... you'll just have to get handy with a piece of graph paper. Very well done, and quite unique!!! Black Frames available by special order.


    Olde Worlde Santas by Jim Shore from Mill Hill - click to see more
    Olde Worlde Santas by Jim Shore
    Mill Hill has released a set of 4 Olde Worlde Santas designed by artist Jim Shore. All have a 'quilt flavor' to them, all share a matching background, color scheme, and general shape, but each features a different Santa. Crisp bright reds and yellows, all are worked on an icy blue colored 14ct perforated paper in DMC flosses and glistening glass beads.

    Of course, you can always stitch them on linen instead... either way, they finish a generous 5 x 5. Very vibrant, each is offered as the complete kit of chart, paper, flosses, beads, needle and button embellishment. We have a set of coordinating snowmen, too!


    Geographic Snowmen by Jim Shore for Mill Hill - click to see more
    Geographic Snowmen by Jim Shore
    Ok... these are here... but the set of 4 of them has NO NAME!! They are a set of 4 cross-stitch and beaded snowmen -- on 14ct perforated paper -- the one at the top left is Northern, next is Southern, next are are Eastern and Western! (And I don't 'get it!'... they're all frozen... and I can't tell WHAT area of the country ANY of them come from!!!) They ARE darling... I love the circular borders... and the colors are cheerful!

    Offered as complete kits of the paper, flosses, beads and Jim Shore button... our shop models will be on linen... and we might even make up a set that finishes ROUND -- without the corner motifs! Cute snowmen... life seems so odd... my daffodils are blooming in my backyard, but the East Coast had that snowstorm the day we received our promo-sheets about these! In Australia it's 100 degrees... so I guess it just goes to show that you can get these *anytime of the year*... because eventually YOUR winter will come!!!!!


    Debbie Mumm's Skating Reindeer from Mill Hill - click for more
    Debbie Mumm's Skating Reindeer
    Mill Hill has a festive new set of 4 Dancing Reindeer designed Each little guy is swirling around the ice -- reminds me of The Olympics!
    Offered as complete kits of chart, 18ct aida, DMC flosses and Mill Hill beads, all four of these are crisp, fresh, bright in color, and really fun! Finishing approx 6 x 6, they'd finish beautifully into cubed stand-ups, or framed on the wall. Very Festive!


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