Monday, December 17, 2012

An opportunity

The Victoria magazine has been kind enough to feature me in their latest issue (January 2013)! They have included some photos of my projects.

Since then I have had a few people contacting me about buying finished embroideries. I don't sell my work, but customers are welcome to sell finished works (up to 10 for each pattern).

So if you are interested I would like to offer a page on my site with links to people who sell finished works made from my designs.

It seems that it was this piece in particular that has caught some attention:
I did this project in January 2010 as part of an online embroidery exhibition. The theme was winter, of course.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Kitty Embroidery Pattern

I added this design to the store a few days ago.
I have also stitched my version of it with the suggested colors. Although I did take some liberty with the stack of presents!! I used bits of wool felt instead of embroidering them. I used the colors I have on hand.
I'm working to try to actually finish my embroideries into something, so this one become a little wall hanging. It could be an ornament too!

You can find the Christmas Kitty Embroidery Pattern in the store.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Snow Sampler Cross Stitch

Get ready to do some cozy winter time stitching with a wintery sampler!
The new Snow Sampler Cross Stitch pattern can be find in the store.

Thanks for dropping by!
Happy stitching. :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief Embroidery Pattern

I'm sorry for the broken links! I seem to have left them everywhere. In the future, I will paste. :)

Now I am back with the Sandy Embroidery Pattern. Suggested colors are included! There are so many people in need right now, every little bit helps. Thank you!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief Pattern

(Cross post from my needlework blog)
This past week's hurricane hit close to home. My little sister lives in New York City. She is lucky enough to live on higher ground, but her former neighborhood of Long Beach has literally been flattened. She is quite upset by the situation.

People have lost homes, businesses, loved ones, just everything. Gone. So she has set up a volunteer effort to buy supplies and necessaries for the folks in her old neighborhood. The FEMA and red cross food is apparently just really not at all nice.

I have decided to do what I can from far away, even if it is small in comparison to what needs doing. I created a special pattern for the victims. All proceeds will go to her volunteer fund. All of the money she raises is going straight to victim aid. There is no administration, offices, staff or overhead to be paid.

I'm going to try to get her to send me a few pics of the neighborhood and her progress helping. She is going out to volunteer over there for the whole weekend.

If you can at all help, please purchase the Sandy Cross Stitch design in my store.

I'll be working on an embroidery version. But the people can't wait, so if you are interested, please purchase the cross stitch for now, and send me a message that you prefer the embroidery version. I will see that you get it.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Printed Fabric for Embroidery Patterns

Pre-printed fabric is available for most embroidery patterns now. These are perfect for quilt blocks. White woven cotton is the standard fabric, but cream, tan and a few other colors can be available too.  Custom sizes are also possible. 

Please send a message if you have questions.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mississippi Cross Stitch

Mississippi is the latest state to be added to the US state cross stitch series.
The house featured in this design is called Cedarhurst and was built in 1857 in Holly Springs. The house was home to Sherwood Bonner, who moved to Boston to become an author but later returned to Holly Springs.

You can find the Mississippi cross stitch pattern in the store!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Minnesota Cross Stitch

A new state has been added to the collection of US state cross stitch patterns!  This time it's Minnesota.
The house featured in this pattern is the Alexander Ramsey House, home to Minnesota Territory's first governor.  This house was built in 1872 and is now listed on the National Register of Historical Places.  Check the Minnesota cross stitch pattern out in the store!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 10, 2012

More State Cross Stitch Patterns

I've added two more states this past week!  Massachusetts and Michigan.
The Massachusetts cross stitch pattern features the Crowninshield-Bentley House in Salem, MA built in 1727 by a fish merchant and sea captain. You can find the Massachusetts cross stitch pattern in the store.

The Michigan cross stitch pattern features the Sand Point light house built 1867-67. The lantern is made of cast iron from the UP! The house faces land instead of out to the lake as one might expect. You can find the Michigan cross stitch pattern in the store.

And finally I have updated the California cross stitch pattern with a more appropriate house.

This one is the John Marsh (an early pioneer to CA) house built in the mid 1800s.  He is credited with being California's first doctor although he had no medical education!  You can find the California cross stitch pattern in the store. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Count Dracula Cross Stitch

Make your Halloween nights a little spookier with Count Dracula!!

The Count Dracula cross stitch pattern can be found in the store!

Thanks for visiting and have a great stitchy day!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Alice and the Mad Hatter Cross Stitch

Some time ago I received a request for an Alice in Wonderland themed pattern. It took awhile to get the inspiration to create something to do the story some justice. Here is my creation.
You can find Alice and her friends in the store.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Christmas Angel of Joy

This is the first of a small series I am working on.
Check the store for the Christmas Angel of Joy pattern.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Planets Crewel Embroidery Pattern and Kit

The popular Planets embroidery pattern has been made into a crewel embroidery kit! This is a fun, colorful design perfect for the science lover in your life.
The kit comes with pre-printed linen fabric, Appleton crewel wools, complete stitching instructions and a stitch guide. Visit the store to see The Planets Crewel Embroidery.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Maine Cross Stitch

The Maine Cross Stitch pattern is now available:
One of Maine's lighthouses is featured in this design! You can find the Maine Cross Stitch Pattern in the store.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Zombie Woods Cross Stitch

It's never too early (or too late!) to do your Halloween stitching!
You'll find The Zombie Woods Cross Stitch in the store.

Thanks for visiting and happy stitching!

Grapes Crewel Embroidery

The newest design in the Crewel in a Hoop series is now available!
This design is available as either the pattern alone or the pattern plus the kit materials. Check the Grapes Crewel Embroidery out in the store.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Christmas is For Giving

It's never too early (or late!) to start preparing for the holidays. I'm starting early this year myself for once with this new Christmas cross stitch design.
Click to find Christmas is for Giving in the store!
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ladybug on a Leaf Crewel Embroidery

I've just added a new crewel in a hoop embroidery design! 
This design was a joy to create and very fun to stitch!  This design is available as either the pattern or the pattern and kit. Visit The Floss Box store for this perfect summer crewel project.

Louisiana Cross Stitch Pattern

Next in the cross stitch series of US states is Louisiana!
The Louisiana state cross stitch pattern is available in the store.

Happy stitching and thanks for dropping by!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Kentucky Cross Stitch

The latest addition to the state cross stitch patterns is Kentucky!
You can find the Kentucky state cross stitch pattern in the store!

Monday, May 7, 2012

New Biscornu Patterns

Three new biscornu patterns are now available!
Biscornu 653

Biscornu 654

Biscornu 655

As you can see Halloween is already on the mind. It's never too early to start holiday stitching!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Biscornu 652

The days grow longer, the flowers bloom, spring brings warmth. It's a perfect time for a little spring-inspired biscornu!

Click to view Biscornu 652 in the store!

Iowa Cross Stitch

The next in line for the state cross stitch pattern collection is Iowa.
I chose the General Dodge House in Council Bluffs for the inspriation for the house. I spent a chunk of my life in this city, so I took the opportunity to make this one more personal. Click to see the Iowa Cross Stitch pattern in the store.

Biscornu Packs

Biscornu packs have once again returned to the store. You can find them in the cross stitch store. I still have a small amount of catching up to do with the recent biscornu, but they will be there soon too.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Two Sheep Crewel Embroidery

New crewel pattern and kit is now available!
This pattern uses basic embroidery stitches, so it's just right for a beginner! The crewel wools are soft and very nice to work with and look great.

Be sure to check the Two Sheep Crewel Embroidery pattern out!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Indiana Cross Stitch

First, I have to say, that I have fixed the gallery pages. Unfortunately I had accidentally deleted the infomation displaying the pages, so only 1 page would show up. Now it is fixed you can once again see all the projects in the galleries.

I have bee a little slow this week, lots else to focus on, but here in the next pattern in the states series - Indiana!

Another fun little design, perfect for some spring-time stitching. And as all the others, this is based on a real historical house in Indiana. Check out the Indiana cross stitch pattern in the store!

Thank you for dropping by and have a great stitchy day!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Order without logging in!

Many people these days prefer not to use a Google account, so with this in mind, it is now possible to order without logging in.  However, this means that no record of your orders will be available to you on the site, and that your patterns will be emailed to you instead. Unless you say otherwise, your patterns will be sent to your paypal mail address. If you prefer another account, please be sure to make a note or send an email. Be sure to keep your paypal emails since they will have the record of your orders.

Thanks for visiting The Floss Box!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Illinois Cross Stitch

The latest pattern in the cross stitch states is Illinois!

The house in this pattern is based on a former president's home. It isn't difficult, but maybe you can guess who it is?

Just click here to find the Illinios state cross stitch pattern at The Floss Box!

As always, thanks for visiting!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Idaho Cross Stitch

I have finished another state design. This time Idaho is up.

The building in this one is an old historic mill. Click to visit the Idaho Cross Stitch pattern in the shop!

As always, thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fiona Cross Stitch Pattern

Hi and thanks for the tutorial feedback here and on FB and anywhere else. It is good to know they are useful. I always have more ideas, so it's just a matter of picking the good ones out for writing.

This week I have created Fiona!
Click here to find the Fiona cross stitch pattern in the store.

I created Fiona by request from a customer. She wanted a design to match the Lily, Brooke and Morgan series. It's been awhile since I made those, so I just couldn't match the style now. The house is inspired by the Captain Bailey House in Brownville, Nebraska, a historic river town.


The Floss Box tutorials are now back on line! You can visit the tutorials page here.

I have to say these are back primarily thanks to one person. I had these on my old site for over two years and in that time, I didn't get even one message or thanks regarding them. I believed that no one ever looked at them, so I decided to dump them when I made my  new site. In fact, I dumped my whole idea of an online stitching magazine because it was a lot of work for practically no feedback or appreciation, which is a shame in a way because I still have the thought it would be cool, but it's way too much work to do alone if I feel like I am just filling cyber space with stuff no one really cares about.

My message here may sound a little "angry", but it isn't anger that I feel when I think  about it, it's more like disappointment (text can be so bad at conveying the deeper meaning). I am enthusiastic about embroidery, I will gladly share, but I cannot share in a void.

Anyways, one person, and only one person sent a message wondering if I would ever bring them back. So here they are available once again. Perhaps the list will increase, but I am not sure it will without something from any readers that I may have.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Biscornu 651

This biscornu pattern is perfect for spring!
 The pattern size is 61 x 61 and includes a coordinating bottom design.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

France Cross Stitch Pattern

I paused from the state patterns to make a design honoring France! This one was a little extra challenge for me because of the complicated building, but as always, I learn something with each design I make.
The castle in the background is base on a real building called Chateau Fillemonteix. I haven't ever been to France myself, but the pictures show a beautiful country with a truly fascinating history! This desing was fun and who can resist an old castle?

You can find the France Cross Stitch at The Floss Box, just click the name!

Sales section at The Floss Box!

I have finally figured out a way to implement sales into my store that I am satisfied with. My great plan is to mark different patterns on sale each week. So it's a good idea to check in from time to time and see what is on sale!  Click to follow the link to the sales section at The Floss Box!

Happy stitching!