NEW THIS WEEK - December 7, 2005:
Christmas brings out the kid in all of us. One thing that kids
of all ages have in common is our love for animals. They can be cute and cuddly
or regal and magnificent. And they have long been the best of subjects for
legends and great stories. Think of how a little reindeer saved Christmas, and
how all the mice slept right through Santa's visit in The Night Before
When it's time for some light-hearted fun, artists and cartoonists
seem to find that animals make the best comic characters around. New designs
this week embrace that attitude and philosophy - and we can see that around
Christmas time, animals have a lot of fun.
We begin with beautiful ornate Victorian-style panels. These panels
feature creatures of nature set in decorative backgrounds, with frames inspired
by antique tapestry. The elegant reindeer, goose, hare, peacock, butterfly, and
dove are reminiscent of the designs that might have been found on Old English
Christmas cards. These designs make a wonderful series of holiday wall
hangings, and are perfect as seasonal pillows.
Venture on to merry animal designs that will tickle your funny bone.
Delight to the animals on skates -- pigs, flamingo, penguin, kangaroo, turtle,
ducks, and alligator, too -- it's embroidery that will keep everyone smiling
though the whole holiday season. Then, critters like chipmunks stringing
popcorn, caroling mice decking the halls, and a moose entangled in lights, and
many more will help keep our humor bright as we prepare for the holidays. Add
text for baby's first Christmas and use on bibs, stockings, and ornaments.
They're also wonderful on jumpers, guest towels, and tree skirts.
Bring a light heart to your embroidery this week, and enjoy the new
we are still warmed by the intricate Victorian art that reflects that tradition
and antiquity. In
lush designs inspired by tapestries, favored animals are portrayed softly in
settings of romantic ambiance. These panel designs will lend timeless elegance
to purses, bags, wall decor, and pillows.
Want to see more? Click here
to see designs released in previous weeks!