Mill Hill kits are really a good value, because of the variety of things they contain. Each kit uses lots of different colors of glass beads (which run about $1.30 per color), numerous floss colors and ceramic or glass Treasure embellishments (these run between $2.50 and $6.05 each!!!).
By the time you purchase everything 'open stock' you would have invested a small fortune. But these little kits are all ready to go... and save the trouble of digging into and pulling from your stash! Whether you choose the Button & Bead, small ornament kits or mini-banded bell pulls... you're assured of accurate instructions, and enough materials to finish your project -- GUARANTEED!
Autumn Harvest - Mini Kits for 2014
Our new set of six small 2-1/2 x 2-3/4 bead kits for this season... cute as always. People seem to think they are only for the Fall... for decoration or frig magnets. These all make great Christmas ornaments!
Joining the collection of literally hundreds of these smaller paper and beaded pieces... the tractor is perfect for someone who 'grows'... the Smores design needs to go to campers! Mr Monster Mash might need to go to your little Frankenstein from last Halloween! We have soccer and footballs... and a million other small designs... all offered in kit format. A bit of 14ct Perf paper, all the flosses and beads you need, these are a great value, and fun to work up!
Spring Bouquet 2014 Mini-Bead Kits
Mill Hill is always the first to send out Spring things right after Christmas... so here we are with this year's fun assortment of designs. Offered as complete kits, they are meant to be finished as magnets or small ornaments. Stitched with DMC floss and Mill Hill glass beads on 14ct perforated paper... they have been perennial favorites for 25 years now!
We have an antique suitcase -- celebrates your summer travels. A Bumble Bee -- with a big red flower in his chest... A butterfly and chick Easter Egg pair -- these match the bunny and sheep from last year. Next, a colorful little caterpillar and finally a darling Rabbit riding in a carrot! (I could swear this one might have been one of the original bead kit designs from 25-ish years ago -- Carrot Cart Bunny -- just updated a bit!) Perfect small projects... everything you need is included in the kits for only $7 each!
Nativity Trilogy Set 3 Kits
Shepherds and The Angel... our Nativity Set continues with these three paper ornaments. Joining the Magi, and Holy Family... these are very pretty! Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Shepherds and the animals are rather plain -- as they would be -- but the Three Kings and the Angel are trimmed in lots of color and gold beads.
Offered as individual kits, these finish approx 4 x 5 on the 14ct perforated paper, and include all the flosses and beads. We talked about stitching these and attaching small easel stand to the backs of them to make a stand-alone nativity scene.
Tiny Treasured Diamonds Kits
Here is a new set of geometric and glitzy diamond ornaments -- a different look for your tree than the Santas or the Nativity -- they don't actually HAVE to be Christmas Ornaments at all!!! Stitched on various colors of 28ct, each is embellished with glass beads and a crystal Treasure. They are actually squares of stitching -- approx 3 inches in size.
What you are seeing is the front, after the four corners have been turned towards the back and joined. Then the beaded tassel and hanger are strung on there for hanging. If you leave those off -- or use their beads for a looped and beaded edge trim, you can make tiny pin cushions, and they'd be gorgeous tucked into a small basket. Offered as individual kits of fabric, chart, flosses, beads and embellishments. Point your mouse over the image above, and you can read the names of the individual ornaments, in order.
Winter Holiday Mini Ornament-Magnet Kits for 2013
A whole new set of small ornaments for your Christmas Tree... these are always fun to stitch. Offered as little kits for only $7 each... you get the chart, 14ct perforated paper, proper sized needles, all the flosses and beads, and even a magnet for the back. Darling as tree ornaments, they look good on the frig, or dressing the file cabinet at work too!
Crystal Wreath looks like hard candies of fuscia, blue and white.
For Santa is a yummy plate of decorated cookies and hot cocoa.
Winter Bunnies is cool... the little bunny in the front is actually cut out and placed on the front of the larger rabbit -- for a little perspective.
Rocking Horse is already a favorite! He just could NOT BE CUTER!!!!! (What about a Baby's first Christmas???)
Christmas Lights is that quintessential tangle of twinkle lights!!!
Finally, Red Wagon is so retro -- it goes with the Family Tree and Holiday Memories kits above.
Cute, Cute... get one or the whole set!
Autumn Harvest 2013
Mill Hill has sent this year's set of small ornaments -- 3 x 3-ish stitched and beaded delights -- all worked on 14ct perforated paper. This year we get a soccer ball -- wow, that's going to popular! A Jeweled apple, and sparkly acorn, cute little hen, but best of all -- that darling Dracula and his favorite gravesite!!!!!
Always fun to do... these come as small complete kits of all the beads, threads, paper... everything! Make them into little magnets or hang them from a Fall or Halloween Tree as decoration.
OHhh... here's a set of some unusual stitched pieces! Little ornaments, we think each can be stitched either 3 or 4-sided... you choose! (wouldn't a glass lampshade out of Daisy Mae be neat!?) Stitched on 14ct perforated paper, each side finishes approx 1-3/4 x 2-1/4... without the hanging fringe.
Very different for Mill Hill, lots of bright color, each kit contains BOTH design options and enough materials to make both ornaments shown. Be Colorful!!
I Love... Charmed Ornaments
What a cute set of little hearts!!! Mill Hill has designed six 2 x 3 hearts -- each stitched on 14ct perforated paper -- celebrating the things we love!!! Music features a tiny brass note charm dangling from it's point. Coffee has a tiny morning shun. Gardening has a dragonfly... I Love Stitching has a tiny pair of scissors! Halloween sports a Jack-o-lantern charm, and Love has a tiny key.
Offered as small kits of everything you need, either string together the hanger loop, or make them into frig magnets (add your own magnet). Real cute!
Spring Bouquet Kits for 2013
A summer-y set this year... the eggs are obviously a cute pair... the strawberry and little cow would be cute hanging over a kitchen cabinet pull, and the Patriotic Star is a great year-round decoration.
Offered as the small kits of paper, beads and flosses, chart and needles -- each includes a small magnet to help it cling to a file cabinet, frig... anywhere magnets like to stick!
OHHH... pretty lacy snowflakes featuring only bits of Cross Stitch but lots of Mill Hill Bugle Bead design detail. This is a new set of six ornament designs worked on 14ct perforated paper, just like the rest of Mill Hill's ornaments. What will make these glisten on your tree is the shape of the bugle beads. They are long 'tubes' of glass -- so they really draw, catch and reflect the lights from your tree. These will SPARKLE like crazy.
Super quick to stitch (those beads do all the work), please cut these out with a sharp utility scissor -- NOT your good embroidery scissors. The paper is very dulling on a delicate blade. After ours are cut out, we back them with a bit of glued-on fabric to cover the stitching threads and make the backs look nice. Each is offered in an individual kit of chart, paper, flosses,little charm decorating the bottoms, needles and beads.
Nativity Trilogy Set 2, the Holy Family
Mill Hill is obviously developing an entire Nativity set of stitched ornaments. What a TREAT! This is the second edition in this new series of designs -- last year we had the Magi Trilogy, and didn't know it was going to be the beginning of a much larger set of designs. So... here we go! Presenting Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.
Same format as other MH kits -- perforated paper, necessary flosses and beads... you might look at these and say that they are much plainer than last year's Magi. BUT... that is point! Joseph was a carpenter... they weren't the upper class of the Three Kings! I hope we get angels, shepherds,and animals in the next few years... but these 6 designs are a wonderful start to the new set. Each finishes approx 3-1/2 x 5.
Wow... Here are the Three Wise Men... delivered in the same size format as Mill Hill's annual Paper Santas! We're speculating that they'll now have to do an entire nativity in years to come... this is just the first installment!
Beautiful ornaments for your tree to help tell The Christmas Story. Each finishes approx 4 x 4-1/2 inches and includes the chart, flosses, beads and glass or crystal Mill Hill Treasures! Classy!
Presenting Mill Hill's 2012 Winter Holiday Mini-Ornament Kits
TOO CUTE this year... this year's set of six designs will look great gracing your Christmas Tree! They make good magnets, too... in case you want to perch them some place else. 'I Love Christmas' and 'Paisley Tree' seem to go together, and companion the larger Tapestry Noel design of the Button and Bead kits. 'Oli Elf', Joy Tree and Santa and Rudolph all look whimsical and full of Chrismtassy detail. I LOVE those skinny legs on Oli! Last, the Partridge with the pear tree in his tummy is plump, yet subdued! I think he companions World Peace in the larger set.
Always a super-good-value, Mill Hill kits are complete with charts, clear instructions and model pics, all the threads and beads you need, needle, and even backing magnet if you want your ornament to be able to do something else other than just 'hang around' on a tree!
Autumn Harvest 2012
Mill Hill's latest smaller ornament/pin kits... each is offered as a complete kit of flosses, glass Treasure, chart, beads -- and they finish approx 3 x 3 each.
Mill Hill has been creating these little guys for over 20 years now... so you might have quite a collection. But they're always cute, and a REALLY good value! I like the trio of jams and preserves... but LOVE that little squirrel!
Spring Bouquet 2012 Mill Hill's 3 x 3 ornament-sized kits, these work well for fridge magnets, little pins to wear, and of course, ornaments! Lion Heart should appeal to all the International Lions Club members world wide! Rubber Ducky would make a darling bathroom decoration or cute package tie for a baby gift. Baseball Mitt matches that cool Home Run larger kit. Tomato Pincushion is my favorite -- again -- tie it around the strap of your stitching tote!!! Monarch Butterfly is just plain gorgeous -- put a suction cup on the back and stick it to your kitchen window. Firecracker is a cute summer decoration -- might be fun as a plant poke!
All are offered as complete kits of 14ct paper, flosses, beads, chart and needles. A GREAT BARGAIN because there is a lot of thread and bead product in them... we've been carrying these for over 15 years... just love 'em!
Mill Hill has released a set of 6 small ornaments -- that *are* ornaments!!! Offered as the small kits of 14ct perforated paper loaded with flosses, beads and embellishment, these all finish approx 2 x 3.
Pretty little things, 3 rounds, 3 teardrops, what fun decorations for your Christmas Tree! Present them as package ties on your extra-special gifts to those who will appreciate your loving stitches!
The 2011 Winter Holiday Collection
Into smaller ornament designs? This year's 2011 selection is awesome!!!! Again, some of the best Mill Hill has ever delivered, I love them all! The Star Santa is classic, crossed Candy Canes are the same way. The Merry Moose could pass for a Reindeer! The Holly Sprig is pretty, the Holiday Stamp is so Retro! I Love that one! And of course, check out little Kris Mouse! I think he's sleeping in his Christmas PJ's... waiting for Christmas morning!
All of these smaller ornament-sized designs finish approx 2 x 3, are stitched in DMC flosses on 14ct perforated paper, and include Mill Hill glass Treasure embellishments. They are a great value, because everything is inside the little bag -- for only $6.50! We have a lovely wreath in the shop, garnished with about 4 dozen of these small designs. Our local EGA chapter stitched it for us... they put in lights, red bulbs and jam-packed it with these ornament pieces. It is charming... and quite eye-catching in the shop! Just another way to enjoy the stitching... and then an end-use for these!
2011 Autumn Harvest Kits
Here's the set of 6 smaller designs that coordinate with this year's larger Button & Bead Kits. The little football is great -- use it for a Christmas ornament for anyone who loves football! The Music piece is the same way -- both could be teacher gifts, something tucked on the front of a photo album... anything. The other 4 designs are all cute Halloween and Fall.
Make them into magnets, ornaments, pins to wear, pin 'em to a bulletin board for decoration... be creative! All are offered as complete kits with chart, perforated paper, flosses and beads and glass Treasure embellishments! Each finishes approx 2-1/2.
Festive Trees Ornaments
This is a new collection of designs... a set of 6 different Christmas Trees... that are shown as ornaments. Approx 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 in size, each tree is stitched on 14ct perforated paper in DMC flosses, and garnished with a small brass charm. We think they'd be AWESOME on fabrics, and finished with a bit of stuffing, a pretty bow, and a bit of cording on the edges. Six trees, each one is as pretty as the last! Three indoor and three outdoor... I'm not sure which is my favorite!
Offered as small ornament kits, such a pretty set, each kit includes the paper, chart, flosses, beads, embellishment and necessary needles... they'll also arrived at the end of this week.
The 2009 set of *word* ornaments... we had 6 last year that were top sellers... this year's set is even better!!! Words of the Christmas Season... these are all small ornament-sized designs that finish approx 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 on 14ct perforated paper. Each is stitched in DMC flosses and embellished with lots of glass seed beads.
Naughty and Nice are darling! Hope and Star are elegant... just beautiful! Holly and Jolly are a cute, traditional pair. Cut them out when you're finished... that gives them the slightly curved shapes you see. Real cute!
Winter Holiday Kits
Oh my gosh... this year's set of small tree ornaments is outstandingly cute! Check out the little Reindog, Downy Dove and the little penguin! The skates and sled are something new we've never had before in these small ornaments... and the Nativity is just ON!
A very nice set of designs... quite a departure from designs of previous years! All are offered in tiny complete kit format... for $6.50 you get tons of colors of flosses and beads... and a Mill Hill glass Treasure embellishment!
Small Autumn Harvest Magnets
Mill Hill's newest set of small 2 x 2 designs, these are all cross-stitched with DMC floss and Mill Hill beads and Treasures on 14ct perforated paper. Just stitch, and cut out -- around the perf paper edge... stick on the magnet, and you're finished! Absolutely the cutest designs this year... I THINK my favorite is the little spider, but I like Mr and Mrs Bones, too!
Always a really good deal for your money... each comes as a complete kit of chart, paper, flosses, beads, Treasure, needle, and magnet! Packaged in a 4 x 4 zip-lock bag... they are *perfect* as a Grab 'n Go in your tote!
2009 Spring Mini-Kits
This year... we have a set of 6 new magnet designs... most of them aimed at tempting you to break your diet!!! Stitch a miniature root beer float, a bucket of popcorn, a tall and frosty glass of lemonade... or go right for the banana split!!! There is a darling little flip-flop design... but we know the run-away best seller will be the festive Happy Birthday greeting!!!
Always offered in complete kits, these are such a good value. You get the chart, beads, flosses and any other called-for embellishments, along with a magnetic backing for the frig! Finishing approx 2-1/2 inches in size... I'm in love with that little banana creation!!! (Scrap book with these -- embellish your pages! The flip-flops need to grace the cover of the vacation picture album -- they'd be kind of fun stuck (forget the magnet!) onto the front of a digital picture frame! And, of course, the Happy Birthday needs to be a package tie! Always cute and quick!
Presenting the Nutcracker Ballet!
Mill Hill has released a wonderful set of 6 small ornament-sized beaded and stitched decorations for Christmas! Celebrating the Nutcracker Ballet... each 3 x 4-1/2 ornament is stitched on 14ct perforated paper with DMC flosses and Mill Hill beads. Offered as individual kits, we have Uncle Drosselmayer, Clara, The Mouse King, The Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Fairy and The Prince.
Stitch just one or two, or all six for your tree.. they'd be kind of fun hanging in the same general area. They don't use any metallic threads, and I personally think there are lots of places that you could add some -- just for fun. See what threads you have in your stash, and get to work! Think about stitching a whole army of Nutcrackers -- you could change uniform colors. Think about stitching the Sugar Plum Fairy for all the
little girls in a dance class! This is a timeless set of great little ornaments! Offered as complete kits of chart, perforated paper, flosses,
beads and glass Treasure embellishment!
Winter Greetings Kits
The third new set of 2008 winter designs to join the Mill Hill line, these tiny words of wisdom will look great on your tree... or pinned to a bulletin board at work... or hanging over a cabinet knob... or as gift tags... greeting cards...or scrapbook decor! Each 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 piece is full of glisteny glass beads, and brilliant color.
Offered as complete kits of chart, 14ct perforated paper, all the necessary beads and flosses... there are bells and whatnots embellishing them, too! Very different from Mill Hill's previous Holiday offerings... these are a pleasant addition to our collection!
Holiday Harmony Kits
Mill Hill has just released an AWESOME set of small bead kits -- all musical instruments -- perfect for your tree or small gifts! Each instrument measures approx 2-1/2 x 3, is stitched in floss and beads on perforated paper, and is trimmed with a brass embellishment. Choose between a Violin, French Horn, Mandolin, Harp, Drum and Trumpet. Stunning for tree ornaments, these would be perfect to give to so many people as small Christmas gifts, too! (Think of the choir director, and everyone else in your group!...and the music teacher... or the musician!)
Very traditional and elegant in feel, the colors feature rich browns, deep reds and greens, along with lots of glistening gold beads and metallics! Offered as complete kits of chart, needle, paper, flosses and metallics, beads and charms, these are really a bargain because of all the colors of threads and beads included! Lovely!
2007 Spring and Summer What-Nots
Here is the 2007 set of small ornament/pin kits by Mill Hill. Really, really nice, generic designs, they go with the larger Button & Bead kits, also freshly released! The tiny Tuscan cottage is pretty, the wine glass would make a DARLING wine bottle decoration for a special gift. Kitty and Dog are always popular. The sailboat is awesomely contemporary, and the western boot is SO Oklahoma... those Mill Hill gals in Wisconsin have no idea how much these Oklahomans love their boots! (However, I too, am from WI... and don't own any cowboy boots!!!... even though I've lived in Oklahoma for 25 years!)
Anyway, these 2 x 3-ish inch kits come complete with the pattern, paper, beads and necessary flosses. Quite a good value, they are really fun to stitch, and require only scissors to cut them out for finishing! Think about these for neat scrapbook ideas, or something
fun to attach to a favorite picture frame as an added embellishment!