The castle doors shall open and welcome you into the realm of Enchanting Lair.
Come see our designs consisting of a Court of Fairies, a Lair of Dragons, and unique Celtic & Medieval designs. We also design and produce a wonderful collection of hand-dyed fabrics to stitch your projects on

Friday, December 4, 2009

2009 Updates

December 2009
It has been awhile since I posted and alot has happened and gone on.
First and foremost has been the addition of adding hand dyed fabrics to our product line. In the past we have used several different companies such as: Crossed Wing Collection, Picture this Plus and Zweigart, but we found that we needed to create our own colours to go with our designs as well as other designers. You will note that on our website we have added a gallery page showing some of our fabrics on our designs as well as other desginers. This will allow you to see the different designs that can be done on our fabric. Watch for updates in the next little while as several new designs are in the works. Just to show the look of one of our favorite fabrics is Blue Frost which we stitched the Mirabilia - Winter White Santa - the fabric just makes the Santa pop! This was stitched on an opalesence 28ct fabric.
Did not release alot of new designs this year as we were extremely busy with our family and work around our home. We did have alot of new designs coming out in the new year and are excited that we will be teaching again in the fall show in October at the Creativ Festival Show in Toronto 2010. Watch for the posting of the new teaching pieces for the show. The pieces taught this year are now released and available to the general public now.
We are very proud of one of the pieces as it was our first design created as a box - Celtic Sewing Box is part of our medieval designs and is a gorgeous piece that could even be used as a jewellery box. The chart comes complete with all finishing instructions and the fibreboard to complete the piece. Filled with speciality stitches and swaroski crystals this is a fun piece to stitched.

Over the next several months many new things are being drawn, created and designed. The new little bit of news that I can say is that several of us designers are considering doing a retreat teaching some of our very special, unique pieces that will only be available in class. check back with I promise to post more information in regards to our retreat over the next several months.

Since winter is on our doorsteps many of us are in our homes sitting around a cozy fire and stitching away to our hearts content. Happy stitching to all!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cost of Mailing Dilemma

Well I just came from the post office this morning shipping out a few orders. As usual the clerks advise that the cost of mailing has gone up again. It is starting to be quite expensive to ship charts out to you the customer.

As I am sure some of you have noticed if you look at the mailing label I have for over a year not charged you the customer the actual cost of shipping. So far eating the costs has been my way to keep everyone happy, but I would like to find an alternative so that my charts get to you the stitcher without costing an arm and a leg.

I therefore have been considering making my charts available by PDF file format as well as, by leaflet . The PDF file format would cost less than the leaflets since you are the ones printing the actual chart. As I have stated, this is at the moment my simplest way of combating the cost of postage, but need to consider all the ramifications in doing this.

Watch for more news regarding this in the very near future.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

What's Coming in the near future.

March is here already and spring has not yet arrived!

We are working hard here on the teaching pieces for the fall show in Toronto at the Creativ Festival. We will be teaching a cool dragon booklet and dragon bellpull piece that will be show exclusive and not available for retail until summer 2010.

But, we did sneak in a new dragon "Welsh Dragon" that has now released and is on the website.

And since we will not be releasing our teaching pieces for a year watch for some other very special designs:
  • a dragon saying with a cool border
  • a small fairy with a celtic border
  • and a new medieval piece that will be done in a etui style design

Watch for sneak peeks and previews of designs in the coming weeks.