The DMC Shopper's Checklist July 5, 2021 17:12 2 Comments
Last night while "watching" the low-budget disaster movie "Polar Storm", I used a printout of the floss checklist to verify that I'm missing quite a few colors in my collection. Seventy-four colors were absent to be precise. "The DMC Shopper's Checklist" is invaluable to those of us who enjoy inventorying our collections. Here's our printable DMC floss checklist download.
The DMC Shopper's Checklist Re-Boot 2019 July 5, 2021 17:12 12 Comments
If you're ready for the new 2019 version of The DMC Shopper's Checklist look no further. The old list link has been down for quite some time, so we've re-typed it with all the new DMC six-stranded embroidery floss from 2017 (01 through 35), the Light Effects series of jewels, gemstones, precious metals, pearlescents, antiques and fluorescents, plus the NEWEST colors 3880 to 3895.
Face Masks On Sale 50% OFF June 27, 2021 10:19
Face Masks are now on sale for 50% off until July 11, 2021.
Use Promo Code: AMFLAG4J
One use per customer.
Effective: June 27 - July 11, 2021
Hot Summer Deals June 13, 2021 15:55
Book Lover's Joy May 3, 2021 13:05
Authentic paper pages, the weight of the bound volume, perusing black printed words at your leisure - nothing is like reading a real book. Join us in spreading the word about reading real books while we still have them! When deciding what cross-stitch project to begin next --- try one of our bookmarks patterns sewn on perforated paper or real AIDA fabric. Sea to Garden Bookmarks is pictured above available in paper pattern or download. Sea to Garden patterns include a salty sea sandpiper, the red black rose, undersea kelp, and color collections of purple or orange.
Jaguar to Chess Bookmarks are another fun collection for book lovers on any occasion! Paper pattern and download are for sale and include two shades of argyle, rook chess design, Bahamian anchored sailboat, and black jungle jaguar!
Whether stitching for a gift or something special for yourself, these bookmarks inspire us to READ MORE BOOKS!!!
Tide Pools November 16, 2020 18:41
Tidal Pool quilt block pattern is the newest edition to the Seaside Habitats Quilt Collection. Habitats quilt collections sport a special essay of the animal featured in the block. In this pattern's essay "Tidal Pool --- Aquarium of the Rocks", learn about all five creatures in the pattern. Below is a sneak peak about sea anemones...
Tentacled and ready to sting their prey, these tidal pool dwellers resemble flowers in the water. Though researchers at the University of Vienna found the genetic code of a sea anemone to be part animal and part plant, these creatures are predators! The Marine Biological Association in the UK reports, “The diet of most anemones consists of small animals such as plankton, crabs and fish, however a number of bigger sea anemones will eat much larger prey. For example, dahlia anemones can be greedy feeders that will prey on starfish and jellyfish.” The anemone’s arm-like tentacles contain stinging cells used to stun prey and repel predators.2"
NEW Scarecrow Quilt Pattern October 17, 2020 22:50
The NEW Scarecrow quilt pattern features magnificent autumn colors so fun to work with this time of year. A Scarecrow, black crow, green gourd, colorful corn, and orange pumpkin blocks make up the decoration.
Try our download version you can view on a tablet and zoom-in to see a larger view. So no printing anything or shipping fees. Isn't technology cool?
Or try the paper pattern - now available!
Wool Pin Cushion Puffs September 18, 2020 17:24
Wool Pin Cushion Puffs in shades from sunset to berry to forest to peach are hand-crafted by artisans for Raspberry Lane Crafts. Handy for embroidery, cross-stitch, and hand quilting projects that require not loosing needles and pins! Adorable and compact, these beauties should accompany each project! Gifting your needle-losing friends and family our Wool Pin Cushion Puff is easy and affordable.
100% Wool in a wood ring
2 (h) x 1.5 (w) inches
Made in U.S.A.
DMC Floss Shortage August 10, 2020 15:44
Updated: October 12, 2020
What's up with our DMC six-stranded embroidery floss? As you can imagine, the global virus crisis has slowed production in all sectors of manufacturing. In addition, deliveries are delaying package arrivals.
Raspberry Lane Crafts is on top of our distributers checking weekly whether their orders from France, the DMC Corp, are arriving. New estimated dates from our distributers are November 9th. If that happens, then we won't see fresh supplies here until Mid-November.
Patience is all we can do right now. Those cross stitch and embroidery projects may remain partly completed for now but we will be in stock in a few months!
HOPE June 18, 2020 12:28
Happy Mother's Day May 10, 2020 18:43
COVID-19 and Raspberry Lane Crafts March 19, 2020 18:48
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we'd like to feature our digital downloads that are available with the best "social distancing" we can offer - one-hundred percent!
Find also our downloadable books section.
Stay safe and enjoy our healthy pattern downloads in the comfort of your home!
New Products for February 2020 February 19, 2020 13:56
Happy Valentine's Day! New products keep rolling off the shelf at Raspberry Lane Crafts. Take a peek!
On the dock - a cormorant bird on a fishing pier and part of the Seaside Habitats Collection featuring beachside scenes. Paper or download pattern
Clown with Stained Glass - a purple-haired clown holding colorful balloons with a paper-pieced strip in reds and oranges begins the first block in Stained Glass Circus Collection. Paper or download pattern
Valentine's Towels - three heart-themed cross stitch patterns for sewing on towels featuring French Heart, Rainbow Valentine, and Heart Waves. Paper or download pattern
Bags & Travel:
Plaid Compact Mirrors and Accessory Pouches in four colors: red, green, aqua, or yellow plaids.
Turquoise Botany Mugs featuring a red flower on aqua.
Jungle Monkey Mugs are green with a fun monkey!
Red Claret Cactus Mugs feature a Southwest cactus on a yellow mug.
Jungle Monkey Print on Canvas is great for tropical room decor!
Thanks for your support and come back often to see the new and exciting things happening at Raspberry Lane Crafts!!!
Happy New Year! 2020 Guess the Floss Contest January 2, 2020 16:43
Happy New Year!!! The 2020 Guess The Floss Contest is here! For a chance to win a gift certificate for $20 to use on any order at www.raspberrylanecrafts.com you'll need to guess which DMC six-stranded embroidery floss color numbers have been used in the above picture. Twelve colors in the correct order must be guessed.
Rules: One guess per person. Title the email "Guess the Floss Contest". Guess the numbers in the TOP ROW and the BOTTOM ROW in the correct order. Email your name, city, state and guess to us at email@example.com.
End Date: The contest closes when the first correct answer is received by email or February 1, 2020.
Winner will be announced on this blog and a promo code sent by email to the winner!
By entering this contest you agree to let Raspberry Lane Crafts use your name, city and state in the winner announcement on this blog and promo code cannot be used for shipping costs.
Own Your Own Holiday Art Show 2019 December 2, 2019 12:12
Own Your Own Holiday Art Show
November 29 - December 29, 2019
Regional & Hoag Galleries
Hours: Wed - Sat 11 - 4; Sun 12 - 4
210 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81003
Visit the 2019 Own Your Own art show for paintings, jewelry, hand-woven creations, wood sculptures, photography and more. Sixty artists have mostly original artwork for sale in this show. Entries from Raspberry Lane Crafts' Wendy Christine include tote bags, hard journals and a pillow. Support local artists and buy a few Christmas gifts at this fun-bright-sparkly show!
Apple Orchards & Halloween October 23, 2019 16:33
October 2019 New Patterns October 1, 2019 11:55
October 2019 NEW PATTERNS
From The Art of Wendy Christine designs converted to cross-stitch patterns we have Grapesugar Cross Stitch Pattern.
Exotic orchids flourish again in the Wild Orchids Collection pattern Ghost Orchid Quilt Pattern.
Beach house decor from the Seaside Habitats Collection is our Sandpiper and the Shells Quilt Pattern.
$9.99 $7.99 $10.99
Coming soon... a Halloween embroidery pattern
August 2019 New Products August 12, 2019 11:03
"One of the greatest and suddenest storms on record has just been experienced here, with results both strange and unique. The weather had been somewhat sultry, but not to any degree uncommon in the month of August." from Dracula by Bram Stoker.
If you missed browsing, these are a few of our new products for August.
Aqua Rose Mugs Sunset Filigree Mugs
Aqua Rose Throw Pillows
Tuscan Lotus Scarves
Scissors Snap 'n Store Cases
We want your experience at Raspberry Lane Crafts to be like a kid in a candy store - full of colors, wonder and delight!
We appreciate you greatly!
Great Ideas: Brown Lace Heart July 26, 2019 15:33
Versatility in a cross stitch pattern can be a fabulous way to decorate your beautiful space - a home office, den or breakfast nook! Our great idea begins with a simple cross stitch pattern Lace in Blue and the possibilities abound...
In this photo, we've stitched the Heart Lace cross stitch but we've used a brown fabric and DMC floss 3021. Stitch the heart, tulip, or butterfly using your favorite embroidery floss color and an appropriate AIDA cross stitch fabric.
More color scheme ideas:
Wichelt Lavender fabric and DMC floss 32
Wichelt Mediterranean Sea fabric and DMC 3865
Wichelt Natural Rustico fabric and DMC 498
Wichelt Parchment fabric and DMC 703
Wichelt Natural Light fabric and DMC 725
Have a lovely day!
Adventure by the River July 1, 2019 18:50
June 30, 2019
Treasured for trout fishing, our Arkansas River destination is just upstream of the Royal Gorge in Colorado. Dropping 4,600 feet in a mere 120 miles, the river quakes along its banks this fine day. Blue skies and a hot sun - a perfect day to showcase our Compact Mirrors.
Watch this adventurous video if you're interested in raging rivers, huge shade trees, bright pink flowering cholla cactus and our exciting new line of compact mirrors.
Listen to the sounds of a rushing river, then a flowering field of crickets...
Then have an adventure of your own!
Afterward: My personal sacrifice for shooting this amateur video was ants biting my feet practically the whole time! Shall we coin a new phrase?
With great rains come great ant colonies!
Metallic Floss Conversion Chart May 22, 2019 14:39
The eleven original DMC Metallic Floss colors have been re-numbered as part of the Light Effects collection. In this new conversion chart (above) the metallic floss is listed by its old color number. New color numbers in the Light Effects range are listed in the right-hand column. In addition, this chart divides the Metallics into their Light Effects Series including: Jewels, Precious Metals and Pearlescents.
This chart is very valuable for those of us who still have the metallics listed by their old names.
Download chart by clicking on it.
Cross-Stitch Patterns that use Metallics at RLC:
Enjoy and thanks for your visit!
New Southwest Pattern Video March 7, 2019 17:46
Like the treacherous trip from Mexico into the United States, our new pattern video is littered in bristle-sharp cactus. Cactus in Clay Pots Mobile is a spicy new sewing pattern to whip-up for your own Southwest abode or a special gift for a friend.
Tips on assembling easier are covered in the video. Enjoy this freebee from your friends here at Raspberry Lane Crafts!
16 NEW DMC Floss Color Names January 29, 2019 11:58 2 Comments
The new 16 DMC six-stranded floss colors have been released.
3880 - Medium Very Dark Shell Pink
3881 - Pale Avocado Green
3882 - Medium Light Cocoa
3883 - Medium Light Copper
3884 - Medium Light Pewter
3885 - Medium Very Dark Blue
3886 - Very Dark Plum
3887 - Ultra Very Dark Lavender
3888 - Medium Dark Antique Violet
3889 - Medium Light Lemon
3890 - Very Light Bright Turquoise
3891 - Very Dark Bright Turquoise
3892 - Medium Light Orange Spice
3893 - Very Light Mocha Beige
3894 - Very Light Parrot Green
3895 - Medium Dark Beaver Gray
See Ya Craftsy January 11, 2019 17:34
Craftsy.com is no more! Over 200,000 sewing patterns were available on the site. As of January 8, 2019 it has changed to Blueprint deleting 188,000 patterns from independent designers across the internet.
All of Raspberry Lane Crafts patterns were deleted with no warning. Supposedly, an email was sent mid-December but we must have missed it.
Rest assured that our patterns are all still on this site. Raspberry Lane Crafts patterns are available as downloads or paper patterns with few exceptions.
Thank you for supporting independent pattern companies all across the internet! If you didn't shop here, we would be no more and our choices would be limited to the big box stores.
Keep sewing alive by teaching your kids, grandkids, and communities how to sew!
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