|Debbie Mumm Nativity Piece|
|Labors of Love Nativity Models|
Labors of Love has released three figures from their own Nativity which you see finished in easel backs with wide edges with a dimensional manger base. The finishing definitely made this set wonderful! I hope they do more figures each year to add to this collection. After all, the Three Wise Men are my favorites in any Nativity. (hint, hint)
|Labors of Love Dimensional Bell Canvas and Model|
Speaking of Labors of Love and dimensional pieces, I think their 3-D bells are going to be really popular. Above you can see one made up with the two piece unstitched canvas.
|Exotic Jardinieres from Colors of Praise|
|Whimsy and Grace Leaves Scissors Case|
Whimsy and Grace has the most beautiful colors scissors case! I think the canvas comes with the perfect tassel, too. This is from their Autumn Leaves Collection, just in case you want a bookmark, a glasses case, a brick cover, etc. instead of a scissor case.
|Laurel Burch Lotus?|
There are a lot of folks who love Laurel Burch's patterns. Here's my favorite from her line by Danji. I am calling it a lotus but it's not on the Danji website yet so who knows? I am certain that it is beautiful!
|Lani's Horse Collage|
Another very popular designer is Lani. Her animal photo collages were very popular (above is the horses but there is a similar cats design) but my favorite were her corsets, some of which you can see below. I remember seeing photos of four corsets. My favorite is on the right below. None of these are up on her website yet.
A third very popular designer is Sandra Gilmore who designs under the Once in a Blue Moon name.
|New View from Sandra Gilmore|
She has a wonderful window and view series, and released two versions of a
|Joy Juarez Lotus Blossoms|
Fleur de Paris also distributes Joy Juarez, who showed this gorgeous floral. There is also a new lion collage from Joy that is magnificent but I had to choose, so I went with the lotus blossoms. I am a sucker for any lotus design!
|ETC's Portrait of a Sheep|
Another favorite designer is Elizabeth Turner Collections. Besides their magnets and purse/shoe canvases, ETC showed some wonderful animal portraits this year. My favorite was the sheep but there is a very expressive cow portrait plus a rabbit and owl and rooster and even raccoon. Sadly, none of these seem to be on their website yet.
|Twelve Days of Xmas Tree from K and B|
When it comes to unusual pieces, I think the award goes to Kirk and Bradley (formerly Kirk and Hamilton) which showed a wonderful Twelve Days Christmas tree. (I just found out from Waste Knot there is a Twelve Days stocking in a similar style for fans of Twelve at Xmas.) Don't miss the party animals celebrating, however. Those ornaments are even more different!
|K and B Seagull in the Wind|
If I had to pick one piece from Kirk and Bradley, though, it would be this small piece. If I've seen this once, I've seen it a million times at the shore. I just found the seagull charming.
|Winter Polar Bears from Melissa Shirley|
Come to think about it, one of the most popular trends at the show was animal canvases. The polar bears above are from Melissa Shirley.
|BB Designs Birds (above and below)|
Birds are a perennial favorite. BB Designs had some wonderful bird ornaments. I don't know which I like best so here are both winter birds ornaments from Sally Baer that caught my eye. There are more bird ornaments on the BB Designs website.
|Cardinals from Maggie|
These male cardinals are gorgeous.
If you like more whimsical birds, how about CBK's penguins carrying home their Christmas tree?
|World's Cutest Fox from Princess & Me|
Painted canvases featuring animals were definitely the theme of the show. Besides birds, especially owls, I think the new "in" animal might be the fox. This one is from Princess and Me. I don't see it on their website yet but it is marvelous.
|The Wedding Dance from Princess & Me|
My very favorite Princess and Me canvas isn't the fox, though. It is the wedding dance ornament above. Isn't that elegant?
|Renaissance Designs' Woodland Christmas Fox Sock|
Back to the foxes, this little stocking from Renaissance Designs' A Woodland Christmas series is a charmer. There is a bigger version with a moose, a series of small round ornaments of many animals in the same style, and a big circular design with Santa and all the forest animals. I love it!
|More Woodland Xmas from Renaissance|
Since the Woodland Christmas series isn't on the Renaissance Designs website yet, I thought I'd add another photo that shows the animal ornaments since you may like something better than the fox.
|Associated Talents' Nutcracker Star|
I saved my favorite of all the traditional Christmas pieces for last. This is from Associated Talents. It was beautifully stitched and finished and just a charmer, don't you think? I love the expression and the hair and beard and the hat. I couldn't find it on their website yet.
I hope I got all the credits right. I copied what the shops said and by the second day I think they were all run off their feet! Thanks for all your work posting photos, shops! You know who you are.
Do you have your own favorites? Add them with a link in the comments below so we can admire them, too.
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