All we need is the baby!

Silver Needle Goodnight Moon

Four days until my due date! Here is a look at all the needlepoint I’ve done for the baby’s room. There is a definite possibility (okay, make that a 100% certainty) that I’ve gone overboard with the stitching. We have a saying in my family: “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing!” No truer words have been spoken! (Could that be a new canvas for the Susan Battle Needlepoint line?! I think YES!)

Baby Battle's Nursery
Baby Battle’s Nursery
Storybook characters
Storybook characters

Some of these canvases are from Silver Needle(Babar, Celeste, Paddington, Pooh, Peter Rabbit, and Pat the Bunny. Curious George, Where the Wild Things Are, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, and Eloise were custom painted. I painted Madeline and Clifford myself! Each canvas has a different background stitch, which made stitching so much fun!

Jenny Henry Rubber Duckies
Jenny Henry Rubber Duckies

I made a crib mobile out of these rubber duckies from Jenny Henry Designs. She may have discontinued this line of duckies.

Ciao Bella nursery scene & OTT Lite
Ciao Bella nursery scene & OTT Lite

Here is the finished Ciao Bella pillow (see this On Point blog post). Note that I’ve also put in an OTT Lite in the nursery!

Birds of a Feather Bunny pillow & Night Light
Birds of a Feather Bunny pillow & Night Light

Darling pillow from Birds of a Feather–a special thanks to Birds of a Feather owner Danielle for sending the canvas as a baby present! Note this canvas also comes in other color ways. I made the night-light on my own–just vertical stripes that echo the crib dust skirt.

Silver Needle Goodnight Moon
Silver Needle Goodnight Moon
Custom Painted Raggedy Ann and Andy Door Hanger
Custom Painted Raggedy Ann and Andy Door Hanger

Lovingly stitched by Laurie Bloch, a good friend of mine and long time Point of It All Girl!

Custom Painted Pink Leopard Booties
Custom Painted Pink Leopard Booties

Sweet Laurie also stitched pink leopard print booties! O.M.G. they are unbelievable! You know how much I adore animal print…I hope my daughter does too! A special thanks to my friend and decorator extraordinaire, Sally Steponkus, for all her interior design expertise. Be sure to check out her website! Thanks for looking at all these pictures! I’ve had a marvelous time stitching these pieces and I hope they inspire you to incorporate (lots of) needlepoint in your home! Happy stitching, Susan PS I know only about half of you On Point subscribers received last week’s post via email so click here for a link to the Most Versatile Tote Bag Ever!

Most versatile tote bag EVER!

Voila Project Bag
Voila Project Bag
Voila Project Bag

Voila has recently debuted the most versatile tote bag EVER! They call it a project bag and it comes in a variety of colors. Check out their website by clicking here. The bags are $80. Then the fun part: select a belt canvas of your choosing and stitch it up! Send the completed canvas back to me and I’ll finish it with the leather backing and clips on either end. The finishing is approximately $150.

Yippee for another use of a needlepoint belt (besides accentuating one’s waist)!

You can stitch multiple straps and swap them on your project bag for a bunch of different looks! I’m really jazzed about these bags.

In fact, I just packed my orange and leopard bag (pictured above) for the hospital! Chris and I are excited to share that our daughter’s due date is only 2 weeks away! Next week’s blog post will be a showcase of all the needlepoint I’ve done for the nursery.

Happy stitching…happy toting,
Susan

Fab Finishing!

Look what just came back from Laura and Carolyn, super-star finishers! This little mitten is from the Elizabeth Turner Collection. L& C added the name in beads across the top, along with a lovely beaded trim. A perfect memento for your sweet baby’s first Christmas.

Personal disclosure: I am not expecting a baby! Every time I showcase anything baby related, customers ask if I am pregnant. I am not but I will keep loyal On Point readers up to date when there is news, I promise!

Happy stitching,
Susan

PS Here is a picture of the back…Laura & Carolyn added individual little beads in tiny clusters.