Sunday, December 20, 2009

Just CrossStitch Magazine Design

I'm pleased to announce that I have a design published in the January/February 2010 issue of Just CrossStitch magazine. Isaiah 61:11 appears on pages 21-23. The verse reads:

"For as the earth bringeth
forth her bud,
and as the garden causeth
the things that are
sown in it to spring forth,
so the Lord God will cause
righteousness and praise
to spring forth before
all the nations."

This is the perfect sampler to stitch as you sit by a warm fire this winter and contemplate the colorful beauty that spring will soon bring!

For more needlework designs by yours truly, please visit my A Stitch and a Prayer website! A Stitch and a Prayer needlework designs are coming soon to Etsy also at

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Friday, December 18, 2009

This just in...

I'm so excited to report that I am the first Friday Featured Seller on The Curious Pug blog! Please take a minute to stop by this cute blog and read my feature. While you are there, take a look around. The blog is rich with information and very well done. You will fall in love with Cyrus.

The Curious Pug's Etsy shop offers wonderful felted items as well as clay figures and glass tile pieces that are sure to please a variety of tastes! I particularly like this Rainbow Hearts Applique iPod Cozy:

Thanks Alycia for your wonderful blog and for making me your first Friday Featured Seller!

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Birds of a Feather

I was browsing through my Etsy Favorites and observed that three out of my four most recent favorite items were birds! So I decided that it was time to feature my bird favorites...

Cardinals are absolutely my favorite birds. My mother also loves cardinals and at Christmas I seem to be attracted to ornaments, dishes, whatever, if it has a cardinal theme. This is an absolutely gorgeous photograph of a male cardinal and is available for purchase at BedermannArt:

Next on my list of favorite bird items is this cute clay Christmas ornament by Dyche Designs:

These simple earrings from sTuck in the Coop make me smile:

This art print pendant necklace from HJM Gifts would pair beautifully with the earrings above:

Finally, the perfect gift tags for all those bird theme gifts are also on my list of favorite bird items. Check these out at Articulations:

Be sure to take a look at these an many other great items at Etsy!

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

LOC Design Studio at

I'm pleased to annouce that LOC Design Studio has a new online shop at Zibbet. I opened the shop on December 6, 2009. In addition to many of the same items listed in my Etsy shop, you will also find new items that are only available through my new Zibbet shop. Among those items you will find a section of School Colors items and a section of Christmas items. I will also be listing new necklace and earring sets, earrings and bracelets in the coming week!

Be the first to make a $100 or more purchase from my new Zibbet shop and receive a HUGE surprise that I know you will want to keep! Also, I'm offering my Christmas earrings (regular price $12 per pair) for three pairs for $27! Order in the next day or two and you should receive your earrings in plenty of time to wear before Christmas. If you want quick delivery, request Flat Rate Priority mail before finalizing your purchase and I will change the shipping cost for your order (on any purchase--not just Christmas earrings)!

Here are some examples from the School Colors Jewelry section. If you don't see your school colors, let me hear from you and I will do my best to make what you need!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Blog Features

I'm so excited to share that I currently have jewelry items featured in TWO blogs! Please take a look and post your comments...

The first is Shapes and Memories: Etsy Items Parade III and the second is Creative With Clay's Color Feature of the Week: Peach. I feel so honored and blessed to have two of my items featured in two blogs during the same week!