Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Valentines"s Day

I just had to share a new finish! It is actually my own!
I am always working on finishes for others but finally found a few minutes for myself
My Valentines Pocket
I used two of Hands On Designs free charts
Love & Be Mine made them into pillows 
V is for Valentine is the center part of  the Heartstring Samplery
Design V is for Valentine
just add a galvanized envelope and you have a cute Valentine finish
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Here are some of  my recent finishes that will be released at Nashville Market in March

They are from Lila's Studio

The two above finishes are from Lila's Studio's new release Holiday Quaker.
There is a beautiful sampler that these are part of.

 Here are two of the Dinah's Garden Series Designs
Also by Lila's Studio

Below are a few other finishes you might enjoy.

A box finished for an avid fisherman. What do you think he will put inside?

Stocking be it large or small stockings always add curiosity to the Christmas time

A friendship easel will certainly make a friend smile.

The above are just a small sampling of last fall's finishes.
Just a reminder that it is never to early for finishing.
We do mail orders as well.

Well until next time - Happy Stitching!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to update the changes that have occurred at the Brickhouse Shoppes recently.
Just a reminder the Finishing Deadlines for the Holidays are as follows:
 Anything brought in by October 31st will be available by November 30th.
 Pieces brought in after Thanksgiving, we will do our best to have before Christmas bu no guarantees!

Now onto the changes.
We are happy to announce that we are now able to offer cross stitch supplies.
Just Cross Stitch from Lederach has moved into our building and is sharing space me
Stop by and check out our new look.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Just wanted to let everyone know I am  still doing finishing for your needlework masterpieces.
Here are some different  finishes

 Holiday finishing is always fun. Pillows, ornaments - so many ways to show off your creative
stitching.  Even the small fully lined stockings are unique and can fill in small spaces or share a goodie or two.

Teaching the younger generation to stitch can be so rewarding for them as well as you..
We will hold classes upon request.

My granddaughters at the time were 10 and 13.

Lorna did the cross stitching and then learned to how to make a pillow.  

Finishing Touches and Holiday Deadline

Hi Everyone! My how time flies. It's been a year already!                                            
        This years finishing deadlines are:
            Guaranteed before Christmas if brought in by Nov. 15th
            Anything brought in after that we will do our best.

One of my new finishes - the RIP Coffin Etui - a cute place to store scissors and needles while doing your fall stitching.

I designed the Coffin Etui using a box found at the craft store and part of a design from JCS 2014 Halloween Issue, Ghosts by Maria Warmke of the Stitcherhood.  It is fully lined inside with a removable witch hat needle minder (a Creative Finisher design) that is attached to the lid with a magnet so it can be removed and used while your stitching.
The set also includes a needle book and scissor fob. The needle book says "When stitching time comes to and end, Rest in piece til we stitch again." I had a lot of fun creating this project - right down to the saying on the needle book!

With the Holidays just around the corner remember to get your pieces in for finishing by November 15th. There is nothing more enjoyable and gratifying than giving or receiving a handmade gift.

Here are a few finishing projects from this past year

If you have a needlework piece that needs repair, give me a call. I will try to
repair it. Below is a stocking that needed repaired. A dog wanted what was


I pulled some threads fro the seam allowance and used then to weave the hole closed.
It took some time and patience. The owner said she will be a little more careful from now on and was thrilled with the finish.

Well, that's about all for now. Happy Stitching!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Good Morning Everyone! Yes I am still here.
Just wanted to let you know that our finishing services are still available.

Christmas Deadlines for this year will be as follows:
Any finishing brought in by Nov. 1, 2013 will be guaranteed finished by November 28, 2013
Any Finishing brought in by Thanksgiving you will have before Christmas.
Any finishing brought in after Thanksgiving we will do our best to have for Christmas - no guarantees

So bring in your finishing projects as soon as possible to have for the Christmas Holiday.

We have a new section in our shop - The Handmade Crafts Boutique
In this section we have things made by local crafters all year long.
For example:
Quilted Christmas Linens by Jane Frain - table runners, placemat sets, baby quilts, etc.,
Crocheted Items by Liz - scarves, hats, baby items, IPodholders, shopping bags and more,
Sewing Items by Lois - kitchen towels, stocking, etc.,
Eyeglass holders. ripcord bracelets by misc. crafters
Doll Clothes to fit 18" dolls and more

Stop in and say Hello and check out our new section. We will be adding new things as they come in.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hello everyone!
I just wanted to give you an update on our finishing services. Yes we are still finishing needlework pieces.
We have expanded further into needlepoint finishing and have added alterations to our list of finishes.
This year we will be adding doll clothes for 15" and 18"dolls. The clothes will fit the American Girl Dolls!
We will be able to do custom orders or if you are local visit our Design Studio to see what we have in stock
In addition to the doll clothes there will other handmade items available.
Our location is 308 W Ridge Pike, Limerick, Pa. 19468
So stop by and say hello or e-mail us at thecreativefinisher@msn.com with any questions.
We will also continue to do finishing through the mail when needed.
I Hope to post some new finishing photos soon

Happy Stitching!