Labors of Love always comes up with creative designs. For this market they have added six new dimensional bells. They are not just patterns but have Christmas images on the from a gingerbread house to a sweet nativity. They have also added Santa and Mrs. Claus to their line-up of giant (30″ tall) figures. The giant figures are on 13 mesh. You can also get them on 18 mesh and 15″ high. They also have two pairs of “naughty” Santa and Mrs. Claus and a new Halloween stand-up. Prettiest of all, I think are their three new clip-on birds, stitched with Glisten from Rainbow Gallery. They are the most colorful birds yet.
Ann Wheat Pace has a stunning new bag/tote. The design is floral with geometric sides and is absolutely stunning! Burnett & Bradley has added banana leaf frames to their line. The design is available with either a pink or light yellow background. Kirk & Bradley has 3 new Halloween snowcone ornaments. They also have a great new egg with mod flowers on it. Susan Roberts has an adorable new house that is a pet shop. Patti Paints has some delightful new patterned hearts as well as some great plaid mini-sicks.
Cooper Oaks has several new sayings, as well as four wonderful birdhouses. They also have two dogs with candle wreaths on their heads: a golden and a bichon. My favorite of all their new pieces was a stunning folk art black swan from Warren Kimble. It would be so great for threads and stitches. There are also several great patchwork designs.
I love many of the designs from the artists at Dream House Ventures. From Carolyn Manning there are new square patchwork designs as well as some that have an old-fashioned scrap bag feel. Elements has many new phone cases in different geometric patterns and color schemes as well as several new crosses. I also love their doodle patches designs in a bright modern color scheme. Devon Nicholson has new rounds with the state flag and the state flower on them. They also have a dozen new tooth fairy pillows.
Associated Talents has added lots of new canvases to their line. They have 4 new cottages with the Easter and both Halloween ones available in two sizes. They have added several new Halloween scissors cases. My favorites are the ones that look like candy corn. There are tons of new hearts, many of them in an interesting color combination of red, white, and almost a jadeite green. This gives them a retro almost Shabby Chic feel. There are plenty of new striped ornaments for both Halloween and Christmas. Some of them are all striped and some are split with stripes on the bottom and a word on top.
Judy Keenan has several new birds as well as a new frog and the red-eared turtle that used to be sold in pet stores. She also has three delightful new robots. Lani has so many beautiful new designs. She has new mah jong bag canvases as well as new sofas, dresses, and credenzas. I loved her “bling” flowers and stars. Beautifully painted they look as if the centers are either blingy pins or incredibly realistic painted canvas. These pieces are real show stoppers.
Melissa Shirley has great new Halloween houses as well as a lovely series of doves from Vicki Sawyer that you can get singly or as a group. Nenah Stone has beautiful new animal pillows including flamingos, snowy owls, and zebras. She also has a line of angel animal rounds. with cats and dogs of many breeds. The proceeds are donating to hurricane disaster relief for animals.
Pepperberry has a new series of rounds with reindeer behaving badly, including on party animal with a lampshade on his head. They also have some great new mini-socks in bright colors. Princess & Me has an adorable Three Little Kittens ornament, complete with mittens. There is also a Christmas version of Love and a hot air ballon. They also have new Halloween ornaments. Purple Palm has added new golf courses and new birds, including a great toucan. They also have a simply wonderful landscape called California Hills.
Quail Run has lots of new Southwestern-themed designs. My favorites of these were the two large canvases based on Navajo rugs. There are also many lovely canvases featuring cardinals or snowmen from their licensed designers.
Links to the Coverage
This is just one of the many posts I have on the show both before and after. Here’s the comprehensive list: