Monday, January 19, 2015

Club Projects In The Works


Okay!!!  I've made one of my final picks for the inspiration behind my next projects...  And- it's going to be a club exclusive...  This picture is the inspiration for both my next cross stitch and punch needle designs, and will be the first release..  I have some tweaking to do for Stitching- and some tweaking to do for the punching..  But- I'm on the jazz..  Will be working on that today...

With that said- I'm now opening up sign ups for both of my clubs..   

The first club would be for those who like punch needle.... It would be 4 exclusive punch needle patterns and kits a year, and would be $160 including ship.. All pattern kits would be complete with supplies- including the item to finish it on, the weavers cloth with pre-drawn design and the threads to do the project...

The second club would be my Stitching Club- and would be the same price, $160 a year, and would be the pattern, the linen, and all your supplies to complete the project... Shipping included...

Each of these clubs will be smaller- manageable - fun projects, that will be shipped out 4 times a year- starting March 1st, then the next would be May 1st, then the next would be August 1st, then the next would be October 1st....

I'm working on the designs and projects for these now.. Some will be just everyday projects- and some seasonal..  I'm thinking Americana for the May project, and then either Halloween or Fall- for the August project, and of course a pick between Winter and Christmas for the October project...   I'll keep everyone posted as I go....

You can let me know if interested here- then send me a message- and I'll also be posting on my blog..  I'll show the finished first project before it ships- and I'm thinking we'll be doing this as a Lantern Lights Diddy Bag- of which I'll be sending you some of my most yummy hand dipped from scratch lantern lights to go in your finished bag..      I'll give more details within the next couple weeks... Can't wait!!!  I'll be starting mine today!!!!  :)


Please sign up with me as soon as possible, so I can gather linen, weavers cloth, order all threads and make sure i have everything ready for everyone!!!  I hope everyone finds this to be an exciting adventure..  I'm geared up and quite excited about the projects coming up..   Just wait till you see how this gets tweaked for the final projects..  :)

Email me at kaniki@kanikis.com if you're interested..  I may or may not have to limit members- but we'll see how it goes...  :)  

Blessings
Niki 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Today's Weather


Yuppers- here's today's weather..   Looks like another day of pretty much hiding inside- other than quick jaunts out to feed and water the animals...  It's awful weather..  Just not my cuppa anything..   With my asthma- weather like this makes it unbearable..  But- hoping for a break soon..  I would be happy with 30's and stuff..  lol..

Anywho- today- my friends is a day spent in front of heaters- packing up orders and hoping to start on a new pattern this evening....  I'll give you a hint- it's not winter related!!  Looking forward to much warmer temps- and the next season ahead.  That's definitely going to showing in my newest designs..

Well- trying to think of something I can bake- but the only thing that keeps popping into my head is slomgolian...  aka- glorified goulash..  And that doesn't get baked..  Hmmmm...  I'll think of something just to fire up that oven...  Till then- all other heaters are on!!!

Enjoy this day my friends...
Blessings
Niki

Monday, January 12, 2015

Decisions- Decisions

Decisions, Decisions...  A wall full of thread and 3 baskets full.....


A Baslet Full of Linens and some gorgeous fabrics too....



Now- to decide what next to do....   I'm itching to stitch my next newest design, have too many ideas though..  Absolutely thinking Spring- but am also thinking smalls..  Yuppers- some small projects using some fun little tid bits of this and that around my supply stash's...


I am also wishing to do some punch needle- but I'm torn on that too..  Thinking the next design will be universal..  Meaning- it's going to be stitched and punched!!!  :)  The best of both worlds...

In the meantime..  I'm pouring beeswax floss blocks- and they are sooo very nifty!!!  Selling them by the dozens right now- so my house smells ever so wonderful..  Heavely honey beeswax, fresh from our local aviary...  Oh my...  :)   Love this stuff...  Here's a picture of them, and if you follow my etsy link to the right- you will find them there...  They work fantastic to wax your threads for stitching- and they smell and look great too!!!  Oh Yum!!!!



These as well as a sundry of other supplies will soon be added to my website as well.   I am working on it ( my website that is ) one paragraph- lol- picture etc., at a time- each day.   I'm gaining!!!  I think!!!


Well- just popping in to share a part of my day..  Time to don the hat and coat and mittens and take the horses some water- give them some hay and grain and then take a nap..  Long day planned ahead- lots of orders to fill, and some fun stuff to create...

Blessings...
Niki

Saturday, January 10, 2015

First of 2015 Patterns


Well, it's finally done..  My First & Newest Pattern for 2015...
Here's a link to my Etsy shoppe- where you can buy it via instant download or even printed and mailed..   I'm very excited to be offering this new Sampler...  And I have more news and patterns to announce in the very near future...

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Kanikis

A Quick post tonight- but more to come...
Stay Warm!!!!

Projects A Happenin'


Good Morning Peeps!!!  Sharing a sneak peak of my newest pattern..  I "Should" have this done and ready for release tonight!!!  Fingers & toes crossed..  Have to iron it out, serge the edges and mount to this fabric covered matte board I put together..  A little "bling" perhaps will be added..  We shall see what it speaks to me...

I decided- after a very very very ( infinitely ) very long hiatus away from blogging, that I really need to get back in here and chit chat away.  Share my latest projects, news and just goings on around Kaniki's...  Soooo much has changed over the past few years, and this year- we are pushing in fantastic directions with my cross stitch, punch needle and designing.   I'm so excited and will share along the way.

In the mean time, we're about a month away - she prays- from finally being able to move into our "new" "old" home..  lol..  The pole barn conversion into a home project got put on hold for a spell, and with winter- oh my..  It sure has me and John about wore thin, but we are pushing on....  I'll share pics of that soon too!!!  What a summer into winter we've had..  HUGE projects and still working full time..   Life is good though...

Well- I'll be back...  With more updates and things to share....  I'm trying to re-route my schedule so I have more morning time in- to blog, work on my websites and then design and work..  As always- it's very FULL days around here...

Stay warm my friends...  We're at Zero ish weather- and it's just soooooo cold...
Blessings!!!