The Silver Needle, Fine Needlework Materials, everything for cross stitch The Silver Needle, Fine Needlework Materials, everything for cross stitch
Cross stitch accessories, gadgets and gifts
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6068 S. Sheridan Rd.    Tulsa, Ok. 74145  (918) 493-1136  (888) 543-7004   E-Mail    

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And be sure to visit our Supplies and Needles pages.

Wonderful Scissors!
Styles from: Gingher; Dovo; Wasa; and some French and Italian Importers.

We have an entire display case full of the most wonderful Solingen Steel Cutlery from Germany, unusual novelty scissors from France, top quality embroidery scissors from Italy -- just a wonderful array!

(I kind of have this "scissor thing," and if you're a collector, you won't want to miss this page, either!) Click the images at right to see our growing scissor pages.
sn4 from Gingher
Click here to see a page full of wonderful scissors!

Needles, Needles and More Needles! - click for more Needles, Needles and More Needles!
***Better here than lost in your chair!***
Several nice options of needles... you use what YOU like best for your task. Check our Needles page for lots of choices.
Make sure the eye of the needle doesn't pinch your thread too much and damage it. Get a large enough eye size.

For Cross Stitch, the eye of the needle is supposed to be large enough to create the space for your thread to pass through the fabric without it dragging too much and causing damage.
Still unsure about size you need? Just ask us and we can choose for you!

Silver Needle Gift Certificate -- click to buy yours! Silver Needle Gift Certificate
We have the PERFECT GIFT... waiting for you! It comes in every color, fits every stitcher, and costs whatever you want it to!!! Our Silver Needle Gift Certificates are offered in any US dollar amount, and come to you printed on a card, with gift envelope. They can be mailed directly to you, or to the lucky receiver... and have no expiration date. Some might think that a little piece of paper might not be the greatest thing to give but EVERY stitcher wants more things for that beloved 'Stash'... or a wonderful new pair of scissors... That special little piece of paper is just the BEST! The bearer can use them for our classes, Weekends, and all the cool things we have in the shop and on the website!!! Do keep SN Gift Certificates in mind! They're perfect!

Please use the write-in box for your specified dollar amount. Then just go through the regular checkout process, starting with Viewing your shopping cart. (Remember, our shopping cart has no psychic properties, so it won't show the exact amount in its order total. But you will see it within the words you wrote. If we are sending the certificate to them, on your behalf, be sure to give us a name and a complete address for them. There are no shipping fees on certificates, unless they are sent Priority Mail or UPS Overnight, 2nd or 3rd Day Air. Please let us know if there is a sentiment we need to include with it. We will need both your addresses. We will mail you the receipt, and the certificate to your special stitcher!

The Anita Floor Lamp from Daylight - click to see more The Anita Table Lamp from Daylight - click to see more The Anita Table and Floor Lamps from Daylight Company
The Anita Table Lamp and Floor Lamp are the nicest and most substantial lamps we have seen in a long time. Powered by advanced LED technology, each bathes your workspace in 2,600 LUX of natural daylight illumination, bringing your projects to life with vibrant, true-to-life colors, and enabling unparalleled precision.

Adjustable brightness combined with a premium quality magnifying lens, convenient smartphone holder and practical storage tray elevate your crafting experience to new heights. Craft seamlessly throughout the day and night, free from the discomfort of eye strain.
  • Daylight 6,000K LEDs with 95+ CRI to see colours accurately at any time of day or night
  • Exceptional brightness (2,600 Lux) easily adjustable using the continuous dimmer switch
  • Illuminated shade for soft ambient light
  • 3 colour changing with long press switch: daylight, cool light and warm light
  • Extendable arm for longer reach
  • 2-way rotating shade for perfect light positioning
  • Included: 3 unique accessories including clip-on tray, flex arm magnifying lens and phone clamp
  • Braided anti-tangle cable

Foldi-Go Light from Daylight - click to see more Foldi-Go Light from Daylight - click to see more Foldi-Go Light from Daylight - click to see more
The Foldi-Go Light from Daylight Company
Wow, this is the coolest little light! It weighs less than 2 pounds - including its little hard-sided carrying case! Rechargeable, it has 8 hours of battery time - with a battery level indicator. It extends, bends, rotates, has 4 levels of LED 6000K brightness, and will work for a million different tasks!

A perfect little light to travel with, every time we unwrap one to display in the shop - we sell it in a jiff! SO compact and lightweight!

The Duo Lights from Daylight - click to see more The Duo Lights from Daylight Company
Oh wow... this is a neat little light! It is LED and dims for 4 different light levels. It is SUPER lightweight, and comes as a table clamp, or stable standing light. (The floor version is due in at the end of May.) It has a cord... so not battery chargeable.

What makes it really neat is the light design itself... it is two little 10-inch long 1-inch round sticks that spread apart in the middle, so you can direct your light where-ever you want! (My first thought is having it on your table at a class - and both you and your friend get a light!) The design is such that the light is directed down... not right in your face. The on/off switches are just touch buttons at the ends of the light sticks.

The table version weighs just 1-3/4 lbs... (28 ounces) while the clamping one LESS THAN A POUND! The goose neck is covered in soft white plastic sheath, it looks so nice and smooth and clean. The clamp for that model is a SCREW clamp. It is not a pinch-grip thing... you don't have to squeeze it to death to get it to work. Right above the clamp base, you see a cylinder that is about 2 inches high... that is a 'screw'... so simply turn it to release the clamp, which can open as much as 2 inches!
I really like this light... no magnifier, though. Lightweight, VERY packable, clean, white, daylight balanced light... really, really nice!

Glitzy Needle Buddie Needle Minders - click to see more
Glitzy Needle Buddie Needle Minders
Wow... check out these beautiful magnets to hold needles, notes and patterns in place! Beautifully made, and surprisingly lightweight for their size, this is a delightful collection of 'needle curiosities!'

Each features two rare-earth magnets on their backs to cling to anything magnetic and help hold lots of your treasures. Most measure close to two inches in size - one direction or another, yet not too big, heavy or clunky! Some are enameled, most feature lots of colored crystals as well.

Les Secrets de Marie Card #1 Patriotic Stars - click for more
Card #1 Patriotic Stars
Les Secrets de Marie Card #12 Sewing Tools - click for more
Card #12 Sewing Tools
Les Secrets de Marie Card #6 Sheep - click for more
Card #6 Sheep
Les Secrets de Marie Card #11 School-Saltbox Houses - click for more
Card #11 School-Saltbox Houses
Charming Buttons
from Les Secrets de Marie
Delightful tiny buttons lazer cut from wood, these come in Holidays, Seasons, hearts, stars and pumpkins. Everything cute under the sun! There are 22 sets - some natural wood in finish, others that appear to me to be covered in fabric, and then cut out.

Everything is teeny... each of these packages measures only 3 x 4 - so that should give you an idea of how petite each piece is. Surprisingly sturdy... enjoy them all!

Safe Toucht by The Purple Thread - click to see more Safe Touch by The Purple Thread - click to see more
Safe Touch from The Purple Thread
This is the coolest little 'grime-guard!' Basically, it is a magnetized cover of wool that wraps around your fabric so your hand is not touching your needlework fabric. Sharon, from The Purple Thread, dreamed up this gizmo... first the wooden 'handles' are imprinted with inch and half-inch increments.
Use those for measuring just like a corner gauge. Next, whip stitch the bars onto the edges of the included heavy cut of wool. Then, wrap your 'blanket' around your hoop or Q-Snap or whatever you hold... and you can see from the pic that your fabric is protected from the oil/lotions on your hands. Packet contains the wooden bars with magnets attached, wool, bit of floss and directions for the whip stitching.

Cool little gadgets, Q-Snaps are INDISPENSIBLE! They are a very lightweight frame, designed to hold your needlework fabric tight, and straight on the grain...for neater and easier stitching.

There are several sizes available... and each set in interchangeable with the others... but the newest is this teeny little one, which is pictured. Sometimes you just need a LITTLE something! Hard to decide on the best combination of sizes!!! Available are:

Q-Snap Replacement Clamps - click to see more Q-Snap Replacement Clamps!
How many times have you run your Q-Snap clamps through the dishwasher to shrink them tight again??? Here are new clamps to make life easier!

Replacements for broken or those loose-fitters, the 5-3/4 size fits your 8 x 8 frame sides and the 8-1/2 fits the 11-inch sides! Each package contains 2 clamps of the same size. Just something we've added to our gadget wall!

The Morgan Lap Stand The Morgan Lap Stand -- click for more
What a cool tool for us Punchers!!! Brand new to the Needle Punch crowd, this is a double set of extra-heavy duty hoops that fit together with little legs... to offer a raised area for you to punch in. Designed to sit in your lap... put your project in the 7-inch hoop, or turn it over and use the 10-inch hoop. Then, if you want, stretch a piece of fabric in the hoop not being used -- the one on your lap -- and it becomes your little tray-table for your materials and tools!

Excellent stability, super heavy-duty, there is a hidden notch in the hoops that 'lock' the fabric in place perfectly. The larger sized hoops give you the flexibility to punch larger projects, as well! And... each hoop can be used alone, if you don't want the double feature!

Offered in two sized combos. No more stabbing your knee (!) with the punchneedles, or cramping your hand holding a flimsy hoop!

UPDATE: The Morgan Hoop Company has two new size combinations! Designed to give you many more options with hoop sizes, each is still the idea of two hoops attaching together with little legs in between to make a lap frame.

Now... you can get THREE different sizes of hoops to mix and match your lap frames! These hoops are top-notch in strength, durability, and holding-tight power. Use them individually or make the frame size you wish! (Or purchase the various hoops separately below... you just don't get the little legs.)

Individual Morgan Hoops! -- click for more
Individual Morgan Hoops!
The same great quality as the hoops in the Morgan Stands... these are the individual hoops! Super-extra-sturdy, although they aren't pretty like our softer, brightly colored hoops... these are far superior for tension, and MUCH more substantial in feel. These won't 'bend' if your fabric is super tight...(they kind of feel like you could run over them with your car, and not crush them!!!!! but... I'm not trying it!) More money... more Hoop for the money!

Boo Boo Brushes - click to see more Grime Guards - click to see more Tacky Bills - click to see more
*Vintage* Needlework Gadgets!
None of us Cross Stitchers are old enough to have *Vintage Tools*... but it's kind of fun to attach that term to these past favourites of our stitching bags! Produced by various tiny companies over the years that are no longer in business, Yarn Tree (one of our industry vendors) has re-invented all these fun things you may still have (or not!) and miss (or didn't know you needed one!) We are thrilled to be able to get these past favorites again!
  • Boo Boo Brushes - Remember these? (Somebody named Judy used to make these in a smaller version!) Brushes on the ends of a wooden dowel, use this to clean up the 'frizzles' of threads left over when you rip out! Especially good if you rip from the back!
  • Grime Guards - These cover the sides of your needlework while on your Q-Snaps. Fabric covers with elastic to cling around your frame. You are supposed to be a clean and tidy stitcher - but sometimes 'things happen!' Wrap these little covers over your stitching to protect it from you and the elements! Available in 8 x 8 and 11 x 11... they are one continous fabric sleeve with elastic all around to cling around your frame. They are not interchangeable... if you and have an 8 x 11... you might just have to shorten the 11 x 11 with a safety pin!
    Part of the charm to these were the fabrics they always used... patterns that sometimes belonged in the bottom of the sewing box. NOT by any means current, designer fabrics.... just charming also-past-loved 'kitchy' assorted prints!
  • Tacky Bills - Remember the Tacky BOBs (which stood for 'box of beads?') Little 4-inch clear plastic boxes have with sticky foam in them. Dump in your beads, they'll cling there waiting for you to select them to stitch with. SPILLPROOF - these are great for travel and any kind of beading project. Your beads stay where you put them - what a concept! Always assorted pretty papers in the lids and assorted coordinating pretty foam colors inside to cradle your beads... every shipment will vary.
Mini Stash 'n Store Trays - click for more     Mini Stash 'n Store Trays - click for more
Mini Stash 'n Store Trays - More Colors!
You may have seen the gigantic version of these in fabric stores... but these are HALF that size and measure in at a petite 2 x 4 x 1-1/4 inches in size! White plastic 'tubs' with a colored silicone lining... the little 'flower petal openings' in the silicone waves hold your 3-1/2 embroidery scissors, pens, larger needles, laying tools, even your glasses!!!

The soft silicone just nestles around anything you stick into these, but it pulls right out of the tub so you can wash it, (if you spill your Diet Coke in there by accident!) Just the most handy little table-top caddy, keeps everything right in one place, ready to grab!
Note: navy and gray are no longer color options.

Mini Stash 'n Store Aqua-Mint $9.50

Mini Stash 'n Store Lime $9.50
Mini Stash 'n Store Purple $9.50
Mini Stash 'n Store Pink $9.50
Mini Stash 'n Store Red $9.50

The Gypsy Sit Upon - click for more The Gypsy Sit Upon
We think these are the COOLEST things! We haven't had them in stock for a few years, but found them again at Market! They are soft plastic pillows - 12 inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches thick - designed to make you more comfortable when sitting for long periods (or short, for that matter!). Place one *behind your back* - upper or lower - which ever feels best for you. Then sit comfortably while stitching, quilting, reading, driving, surfing the net... whatever!

Softly inflated flexible disc (deep purple) prevents fatigue and reduces pressure on the tailbone. Helps relieve lower back pain, strengthens core muscles, and improves blood circulation. Nubby texture (see the little nibs all over one side???) allows cooling air flow and promotes improved blood circulation. Durable purple rubberized material remains soft and pliable... 'One Size Fits All!' Comes already inflated, will not deflate.

Thank-You America Quilt Puzzle by Kaffe Fassett -  click for more Thimble Blossoms Puzzle by Kaffe Fassett -  click for more
A pair of 'Crafty Puzzles!'
Something fun to pass the time - in case you're finished with your projects (!)... two fun puzzles are here! Both 1000 pieces, finishishing about 20 x 30.
  • Thank-You America Quilt is full of patriotic quilt bits and pieces. (That Thank-You America Quilt banner across the center is NOT in the puzzle - you will have an uninterrupted quilt image when finished.)
  • The Thimble Blossoms Puzzle design is full of colorful fabric bits, threads and quilting tools. Both are charming... and so fun, I just had to order them!

Fabulous Florals-Diamond Quilt POUCH Set of 2 by Kaffe Fassett -  click for more Fabulous Floral Puzzle by Kaffe Fassett -  click for more Diamond Quilt Puzzle by Kaffe Fassett -  click for more
Pretty Plastic-Papery Pouches and Puzzles from Kaffe Fassett
Help stay organized with this pair of recycled-materials zipper topped pouches! They are made from recycled water bottles! Decorated with the artwork of Kaffe Fassett, the smaller pouch measures 5 x 8 and features his 'Fabulous Florals' Quilt. The larger zip pouch measures 6 x 9 and is covered with Kaffe's 'Diamond Quilt' pattern.

Then, just for fun, I ordered a few matching PUZZLES! I know - nothing to do with cross stitch. But the Holidays and family visits always mean puzzles, and I couldn't pass these by! A quilter you love would LOVE one of these! The Puzzles are 1000 pieces, and finish about 20 x 29-1/2.

Newest Mad for Plaid Project Bags by Sew Emma from Shepherd's Bush -  click for more Mad for Plaid Project Bags by Sew Emma from Shepherd's Bush -  click for more Mad for Plaid Project Bags by Sew Emma
MORE colorful mesh project bags! Joining our Gingham-on-the-Go set of Aqua, Pink and Gray multi-sized pouches, we now have Berry, Gray, Olive, Bluebell, Peony, Misty, Burlap, Pumpkin and Lilac zip pouches as well! Shepherd's Bush is stitching on these - you can see 'Stitch' done on the Olive pouch. Quilt is the newest design, shown on the Bluebell Bag.

Teri is using her 'Shepherd's Bushy Colors' of #5 Pearl cotton on these... so now we have NINE different pouch options! These Mad for Plaid bags measure 11 x 16 in size. They are a perfect project size... you can see through them to keep track of what's in what, and they are a soft, pliable plastic.

Mad for Plaid Project Bags in 3 new colors by Sew Emma -  click for more Mad for Plaid Project Bag with a MINI BAG by Sew Emma -  click for more

They're Here - the Sew Emma Mini Plaid Pouches!
Our baby 6-ish x 9-ish plaid mesh zipper pouches have arrived... they are the cutest miniature versions of their larger counterparts. Same colors, same soft plastic mesh, same zipper closure... just smaller, with a smaller sized plaid weave throughout. Shepherd's Bush has fun designs for every color of the larger bags... the small takeouts on those charts will fit on these smaller versions... but I bet there are more charts coming JUST for these little bags as well.

Use DMC floss, but easier yet the #5 Pearl Cottons, to stitch on these... it just makes you happy! Offered in the same 9 colors to match the larger pouches... there are also THREE NEW COLORS coming that are not in the pic!

You Crafty Bitch Pouch - click for more
You Crafty Bitch Pouch
OK... this might upset of few of you (we don't mean to do that at all!), but the rest of you might LOVE these and actually have a friend or two that 'fits the bill!' By Blue-Q, 1% of the sales of these items supports the humanitarian work of Doctors Without Borders, and environmental initiatives around the globe. 14 x 10 Top-zippered pouch - This is made of that super-sturdy recycled material that never wears out! It features this totally delightful design on both sides. Fits a cross stitch leaflet, fabric and project threads beautifully!

See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Red -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Blue -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Yellow -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Green -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Purple -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Orange -  click for more
See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Yellow -  click for more *See Your Stuff* - Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches
WOW, these are awesome-turbo-super-nice heavy-duty plastic zippered pouches! Made from that heavy clear plastic you find on purses and backpacks, each is trimmed with VERY heavy-duty bright and cheerful polyester 'canvas' fabric.

Our sets of three matching pieces measure 16 x 16, 12 x 13, and 6 x 8. The middle-size one holds a full-size Prairie Schooler leaflet! And the big one... wow! See? The big one at right is holding 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies!

Each pouch is constructed the same way, except that the largest one features a top carrying strap. We have *6* different colorways to make your life more complicated, but we're happy anyway, because you will LOVE whatever color you choose! See Your Stuff - large bag containing 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies -  click for more

SEE YOUR STUFF in these... each top zipper is heavy-duty black... the sizes are nice and roomy, and because of the way they are sewn, they expand quite a way out. Very Nice for a lot of different uses!

6 Different colors: I looked through our thread drawers to find close matches: Red matches DMC 321, Blue - 798, Green - (nothing! It's that awesome neon, but close to 906 and 907), Purple - 550, Yellow - 973 and Orange - 608.

See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Pink -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Light Blue -  click for more See Your Stuff Clear Plastic Storage Zipper Pouches Navy - click for more
Even More Colors of our See Your Stuff Pouches
These are super-strong, heavy-duty, very nicely-sized see-through plastic pouches. We carry them in Royal Blue, Brilliant Red, Bright Yellow, Eye-Popping Lime Green, Bright Orange, Deep Purple and now a really pretty Pink, Light Blue and Navy.

Remember, I showed you a pic of the big one holding 6 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies a few months ago... well. cookies are long gone, but the awesome pouches remain!

The Double Zippy Pouch -  click for more
The Double Zippy Pouch
We are in love with this new size of plastic zipper pouch. It measures 9 x 13-1/2 and features two zippered compartments.

The main side fits a standard Cross Stitch leaflet, while the smaller compartment that measures 5 inches high fits the smaller card designs.

Separate spaces for patterns, fabrics, threads or scissors... we think it's a great development!!!!

These pouches are WONDERFUL organizing bags for your projects! A heavy weight and thread reinforced plastic, they are clear enough to be able to see which things you have inside of them! Choose from several sizes... they come in multiple colors. (Our shipments are assorted, so we will be sending you assorted colors as well.) All are pretty, light colors!

Our new assorted color Vinyl Project Pouches

Circles & Stitches Hand-Made Pin Cushion Kits
Circles & Stitches Hand-Made Pin Cushion Kits - click for more Circles & Stitches Hand-Made Pin Cushion Kits - click for more Oh wow... these are so colorful and fun!!!!! By Local Farm Girl, these are complete kits to construct these darling donut-sized felted wool pin cushions.

Packaged in a little cardboard berry box, you get the wools for the cushion top, base, and circles, needles of various sizes, hand-dyed wool threads for the stitching, two wool covered buttons (with a coordinating/contrasting button on the bottom side), even the printed freezer paper with templates on it, and iron-on stabilizer for those topping circles... AND 3/4 C of crushed walnut shells for filler! (whew!)

Four different colorways, choose between a restful red and gray combo, the vibrant gold and pumpkin with mossy green, the deep purple eggplant with aqua accents, or that yummy lime one with bright pink and a little soft gray!

Life is Better with Sprinkles Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Chase Your Dreams Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Rise & Shine Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Farm Girl Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more Giddy Up Towel Kit from Bareroots - click to see more
Fun New Hand-Embroidered Dish Towels from Bareroots
Oh gosh these are so much fun to stitch... you transfer on the design, and then just regular straight stitching with a few Lazy Daisies... and PRESTO... a pretty towel nobody wants to use!

But DO use them, they are nice towels, and they'll make you feel good! Towels come with the pattern to transfer on (use our Sulky Stick 'n Stitch transfer film), the flosses and rik-rak for the edge trims.
Click through to see the ever-expanding set!

Stick 'n Stitch by The Sulky Co - click to see more
Stick 'n Stitch
from The Sulky Co
This is the COOLEST STUFF to transfer your designs for stitching (or punchneedle)! Basically, it is a rinse-away film that you COPY (as in 'Xerox!') your line drawing onto. Then STICK it (it's not real gummy or sticky - just clingy enough to stay in place) on your towel or whatever you are working on.

You stitch the design, then wet the 'film' and it disintegrates, leaving your stitching! You never have to trace a design ever again! We love it! The package comes with 12 - 8-1/2 x 11 sheets, plenty to make lots of cute towels!

The Bench
Footstool, The Bench from K's Creations -- click for a larger viewFrom K's Creations, this is a cool, collapsible foot stool that's just the right size for us stitchers! Raising your feet a little off the floor can take so much stress off your lower back... you'll be amazed! Easy to fold up and tuck into your tote bag, this smoothly finished oak stool measures just 5 1/2 x 11, and 5" high.

The legs fold up under it, and a fancy bolt fastens them in place, making a bundle that is only 3" thick! It takes 2 seconds to unfold... and is just the right size to tuck under your feet while you're stitching! Perfect for stitching weekends, traveling, whatever!

Serious Scrap Bags! - click for more Serious Scrap Bags! - click for more Serious Scrap Bags!
We've found a gal who is making generous-sized scrap bags for us!!! Assorted fabrics -- never the same ones twice. These feature an emery filling (8-ish ounces?) in the 4 x 6 top pillow, and a thread/chocolate holder bag that measures 6 inches in diameter, 6 inches deep, with a 4 x 4 inch bottom.

The little bag does not detach from the fabric tabs, but you won't lose precious needles and pins when you dump your trash. Perfect to hang off the edge of your stitching table or chair, we're glad to have these in a larger size again!

Uncle Bills Tweezers -- click to see a larger view. Uncle Bill's Tweezers
We love these tweezers! We've carried them for 30+ years. I thought I couldn't get them again, found a source, ordered 18, and received 18 UNITS of them - which was way more than I planned! SO... I mention them, because stock is 'really good' on them right now! These are very heavy-duty, compact, super-precise tweezers, with a super-sharp pointed tip.

Because they are less than 2 inches long you have really good control of them. They are wonderful for picking out threads, so every stitching bag needs a pair. Every cosmetic bag, kitchen drawer and bathroom cabinet would love a pair too! Perennial Favorites!

Crushed Walnut Shells - click for more Crushed Walnut Shells
This is what everyone loves to stuff pin cushions with these days... crushed walnut shells... also known as LIZZARD LITTER! 100% Unscented and sanitized crushed walnut shells, they actually do sell this stuff in big bags in pet stores as liner for small animal cages. We have 12 oz bags of it, (approx 2-1/3 C) which will generally fill two or maybe three 4 x 4-ish pin cushions. (depends on how full you want them.)

It makes your fobs and pillows 'heavy to the touch' so they feel really good. It gives them a little relaxed weight. It is ground large enough so that it doesn't 'leak' out of seams. So... visit the pet store for a lifetime supply, or just get a bag or two of this... *enough is as a feast*

The Calendar Series from Buttermilk BasinWhite Emery
99% Pure Aluminum Oxide... this is a super-fine grain emery abrasive powder that is used to stuff pin cushions and scissor fobs. A beautiful, clean white color... it's a cleaner, brighter filler than the traditional grey-black emery previously in our market.

Offered in a 4-oz package... 4 Tablespoons-ish to me... along with the emery material... you are treated to a WONDERFUL history and explanation of emery! (Rubies and Sapphires are made from the same substance... since the middle of the 1500's, there has been a need for this abrasive substance to clean steel needles. An entire page of really interesting info about this historic product is included, and I really, really enjoyed reading it!

Anyway, this powder is super-heavy to your hand, and is generally used as a needle-cleaning agent. It feels really good in your hand... as it weights your tiny fobs and cushions perfectly! Get some for your stash, to use for neat cushions, fobs and special sewing cases!

Made With Love Charms - click for more *Made With Love* Charms
I found some neat little 3/8 inch heart-shaped charms that say *Made With Love* on both sides! Nothing elegant, they are cool, however, because you can attach one to absolutely every thing you stitch... sometimes beside your signature or initials, sometimes... just an added trinket appearing someplace unexpected.

Tiny, shiny dressings to accent the fact that you've hand-made something special -- complete with love -- I thought they were kind of fun! Packed in bags of 12 silver-toned charms, they're only $3.95 a bag... but they look like a million bucks on your finished creations!

Olde Fashioned Safety Pins Antique Gold - click for more Olde Fashioned Safety Pins Black - click for more Olde Fashioned Safety Pins - click for more
Olde Fashioned Safety Pins
These are the coolest little safety pins -- they look antique to me! A 'Pear Shape' to them... they are a 'curiosity' to add to pin cushions and something unique to add to the inside of sewing cases.

Just 3/4 of an inch, our assortments feature 2 each of 20 different colors - you'll have 40 pins, or packs of solid black or antique gold.

They're colorful, fun, different, and just plain NEAT! Loop a bit of ribbon or an old button on them, pin to a cushion... charming!

Victorian Mourning Pins - click to see more Victorian Mourning Pins
AKA Little black stick pins! I'd never seen these before, till they appeared in Netty Nightshade's Pumpkin Furniture!!! (Any good stitcher or seamstress has pins and needles stuck in her furniture!)

Presented in a clear dish with a screw-top lid, 150 black straight pins measuring 1 inch x .85mm are nestled inside. Perfect for Halloween pin cushions and sewing cases, or something very 'antiquy'... they have a flat, matte black finish that matches our black scissors.

Make sure you see what we have on page 2, 3 and 4! Sterling Silver miniature stitch charms, threaders, tweezers, beaded scissor fobs... just all sorts of things! In the interest of having the pages load faster for you, we've split our treasures onto two pages!

Click here for more cool gadgets!     

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