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For all the strong remarkable women in your life.

We love quotes, and especially quotes about strong, remarkable women! These towels can be embroidered in a wide assortment of colors. We have towels in red, royal blue, turquoise, black, white and tan. We also have white with turquoise, red, pink or green check trim, white with black boarder….and the list goes on. Send us a message and customize your items today.

Available in any color towel, and any color thread (Towels available in Red, Royal Blue, Turquoise, White, Ivory) 100% Cotton, $6.00 each
Available in any color towel, and any color thread (Towels available in Red, Royal Blue, Turquoise, White, Ivory) 100% Cotton $6.00 each
Strong Women Towel, Available in any color towel, and any color thread (Towels available in Red, Royal Blue, Turquoise, White, Ivory)
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Wendy Jane Creations Celebrating 40 years of creativity!

Wendy Jane Creations began 40 years ago with Baby Bibs made of Counted Cross Stitch fabric, and sold in needlework stores to be stitched on by the customers.

From there we created needlework kits, decorative house and yard flags, English Smocked children’s clothing, bookmarks for Counted Cross Stitch to machine embroidered aprons, dish towels and back full circle to machine embroidered baby bibs, and baby items. There have been many products along the way, and we are grateful for your support and patronage over the years.

We are proud to be able to give back to the community through donations of goods (Surry Arts Council, Arts Ball, Festival of Trees, Civic Club events etc.) and each purchase of a Mount Airy Bear’s Flag supports Vincent’s Legacy, Kindness Rocks.

Thank you for your years of supporting our creativity and patronage.

14 Count Aida Cloth Baby Bibs from the 1980’s
18 count Aida Counted Cross Stitch Bibs from the 1980’s
Machine Embroidered Baby Bibs
Taggie Blankets
Smocked Clothing
House and Yard Flags. The purchase of a Bear Paw Flag supports Vincent’s Legacy, Kindness Rock
GFWC Collect “dish towel” pillows
OMG and other sayings on dish towels and aprons

 

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Checkmate!

Someone in our family was having one of those birthday’s with a “0” in it, and is also a little hard to shop for. The idea of a vertical chess board came into the conversation. We had looked at one on a web site, but it was pretty expensive, and thought, can’t we make one?

Vertical Chess Board D.I.Y

We started with a 40% off coupon at Michael’s, and found a 18″ x 24″ shadow box

We were in the process of having new flooring installed, and I asked our “flooring guy” Jimmy if he could help get the “shelves” needed and put them in place for me. But first I had to break out the glass in the frame, because it was secured to the front of the frame, not just placed in.

You have heard the saying measure twice, cut once? We measured at least 4 times, to make sure the shelves were the right size and distance apart.

 

 

Jimmy also put small spacer pieces on each side to help hold the shelves in place, and give the shelves stability.

Next the shelves were spray painted black.

The back of the shadow box was a soft foam board. It was measured off, and painted. We didn’t have to worry about the lines being exact, because the shelves would cover the top and bottom of the painted squares. Because the back was soft, it did absorb quite a bit of paint.

We found a set of Super Mario Chess pieces, which just added to the fun of this board.

 

 

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For the Baby!

Over the past few months, we have been creating some new items, for a new baby! (are there any other kind of babies?)

For the Baby! A quilt made for a prince!

We were told that the nursery would have an animal theme, so the embroidery began with assorted animals on denim, all stitched in earth tones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To add some fun, primary colors, and a jungle print were added.

The primary colors were also used for the backing.

 

Delivered and placed near the crib. This was truly a labor of love!

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Because, every picture tells a story

Every year these ornaments are hung on our family Christmas Tree, and every year decorating and un-decorating, takes me down memory lane.

The ornaments began with the birth of our first child, and a way to showcase a new  Counted Cross Stitch product that we were selling in our retail store in the early 1980’s. It was a Lucite Ornament, that you could add cross titch to one side and a photograph to the other.

The photo of “Baby Melanie” with her father, and a piece of Counted Cross Stitch with “Thank Heaven for Little Girls 1980” on the back (pictured) started a tradition that I am so thankful for.

Each year adds special memories for each of our daughters and milestones for our family, including sweet 16 birthdays, graduating from High School and College, family vacations, candid shots and even the family pets.  Each ornament including cross stitch or embroidery with the year and important events on the other side. After 40 years of marriage, this year our tree was almost all pictures, and a few prized store bought ornaments. As the years have passed, sometimes finding the ball ornaments that started it all, or the Lucite disks, has been harder than others. With the added embroidery machines, we now have an assortment of ornaments, which are always made in triplicate, to share with our daughters. 

and friends….

Because after all, a photograph is just a pause button on life.

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Soup Bowl Cozy’s

Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics (Fabrics may vary), they are reversible and sold in sets of two.

Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics, they are reversible – Basic Brown. Set of two $12.00
Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics, reversible – Autumn Leaves, set of two – $12.00
Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics, reversible, Red Bandana/Red Dots, set of two – $12.00
Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics, reversible, Rust Bandana/Brown Print, set of two – $12.00
Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics, Red Snowman/red dots, reversible set of two – $12.00
Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics, reversible Holly/Holiday Dots, set of two – $12.00

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Cluster?

When your silverware drawer (or anything else) is just a muddled mess, you might call it a Cluster Fork?

Apron and Towel sets shown in Black with silver grey stitching ($20.00) and in White with black stitching ($20.00).

Enjoy!

When your silverware drawer (or anything else) is just a muddled mess, you might call it a Cluster Fork?
Apron and Towel sets shown in White with black stitching ($20.00).

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Oh H*LL NO!!

Oh Hell No 1Every now and then you find an embroidery design that just speaks to you.

Enough said! (Thank you Urban Threads Embroidery Designs)

Oh Hell No 3Dish towel pillows in assorted colors. $15.00 each plus shipping. Send a message at: wcarriker@gmail.com to place an order. There is no limit to the color combinations. Dish towels available in with   Red, Black, Blue, Green, Lavender, Brown, Red/Green Plaid trim, OR Off white with Blue, Black or Multicolored Stripes. Oh Hell No 2Because some days you just have to say “Oh Hell No!”