I’ve got a soft spot for the folks that stitch plastic canvas. It’s the first needlecraft I really learned how to do as a kid (well, the first after my mother tried to teach me crewel embroidery, one grandma tried to teach me to crochet, and the other tried to teach me to quilt—all unsuccessfully). And it’s the first category I worked on when I got a job here at Leisure Arts as a writer. Eventually I became managing editor of the Plastic Canvas Department. So, yes, still a soft spot…
And I know from experience that you Plastic Canvas people like your Christmas projects (they make great little gifts, home décor, and fundraiser projects), so I thought I’d share some of my favorite classic Leisure Arts Plastic Canvas publications with you (I’m pretty sure I worked on all but maybe one of them):
Christmas Magnets in Plastic Canvas by Dick Martin—These 16 gold metallic braid-embellished magnets include Angel Mouse, Dove, Dog, Angel, Snowman, Bell, Bear, Santa Mouse, Cat, Train, Horn, Santa, Candle, Wagon Mouse, Mrs. Mouse, and Nutcracker.
Candy Cane Santas in Plastic Canvas by Dick Martin—Features 14 Santa and candy cane-embellished projects, including a door hanging, tissue box cover, coaster, ornaments, and magnets.
Santa, Bears & Bells by Janelle Giese—These fuzzy little collection of Santas, bears, and bells will be the hit of your holiday decor.
Santa’s Special Delivery by MizFitz—It’s filled with festive designs including ornaments, gift bags, a photo frame, card holder, tree skirt, and more!
It’s Holiday Time by Virginia & Michael Lamp—These adorable designs will take you all the way from Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day to Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!
The Best of Dick Martin Christmas—This big book’s got a little something for everybody from ornaments, to tissue box covers, and more!