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Bar Cart Club FAQ

Watching the love and creativity that you all have brought to the MJD Bar Cart canvases has been an absolute JOY, which is why I’m so excited to celebrate our latest product launch - here are all the details around the Bar Cart Club, launching in just a few short...

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Bar Cart Club FAQ

Pop the Champagne...for MJD's Bar Cart Club!

I know how much you all love the Bar Cart canvases, so I’m thrilled to finally share the exciting news with you here! As you might have seen on my social media, the MJD “Bar Cart Club” will set sail March 1st! The Bar Cart Club is a quarterly subscription...

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Pop the Champagne...for MJD's Bar Cart Club!

Houston Meet & Greet with The Courtly Canvas!

I’m headed to Texas, y’all! I am SO excited to share that I’ll be visiting The Courtly Canvas on Saturday, October 28th for a Meet & Greet Trunk Show event!  The Details I'll be at The Courtly Canvas from 10:00-3:00pm on Saturday, October 28th! Not only is The Courtly Canvas...

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Houston Meet & Greet with The Courtly Canvas!

Meet & Greet at The Flying Needles + Florida Launch!

I'm so excited to announce that I'll be back for my second event with The Flying Needles in Belleair Bluffs! I cannot wait to meet more of the Florida stitching community on Saturday, September 16 during a Meet and Greet trunk show event with Flying Needles!  We'll also be offering a raffle...

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Meet & Greet at The Flying Needles + Florida Launch!

Morgan's Holiday Gift Guide!

I thought I'd try something new this year and and pull together some fun things on my wish list that would make great gifts this holiday season! Click the links below to shop- I hope you enjoy!  1) Pouch + Pearl Lettering: This is one of my favorite MJD products...

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Morgan's Holiday Gift Guide!

Maine Sketchbook Pages

Every once in awhile, I love to give you all a peek inside of my sketchbook/photos of my travels. Sometimes it contains sneak peeks of canvases that are coming out in the future, and sometimes it's just a cool way to get a 'look behind the curtain'. I think one...

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Maine Sketchbook Pages

Needlepoint Plaid Stitch

Tis the season for plaid! I was OBSESSED when I saw this plaid stitch border on our Christmas Bar Cart by @DaneLikeGreateDane_ on Instagram.     I went ahead and created a similar chart for you all to follow - feel free to use it on your projects, save it to...

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Needlepoint Plaid Stitch

Behind the Scenes of Needlepoint Market Q&A!

This Thursday, we're headed to Atlanta, Georgia for our first Spring Needlepoint Market! Tell your Local Needlepoint Store to visit us in Room 623! We attended our first ever market this past fall in Frisco, Texas & can't wait to be back with everyone. If you're on Instagram, you may have...

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Behind the Scenes of Needlepoint Market Q&A!

Bar Cart Club FAQ

Bar Cart Club FAQ
Here are all the details around the Bar Cart Club, launching in just a few short days on Friday, March 1st! Continue reading

Pop the Champagne...for MJD's Bar Cart Club!

Pop the Champagne...for MJD's Bar Cart Club!
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Year in Review + MJD Holiday Canvases!

Year in Review + MJD Holiday Canvases!
Our final launch of 2023 is here! As we head into the holidays, I hope each of you carves out some time to relax and enjoy time celebrating the season- whatever that might mean for you. For me, it’s going to be focused on recharging and reflecting on what a wonderful whirlwind 2023 has been- it was truly a year for the books.  Continue reading

Morgan's Holiday Gift Guide!

Morgan's Holiday Gift Guide!

I thought I'd try something new this year and and pull together some fun things on my wish list that would make great gifts this holiday season! 

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Launching Captain's Clippers: Our Scissor Line!

Launching Captain's Clippers: Our Scissor Line!

We're dropping anchor with our newest accessory! This is a product that I’ve been very involved with for the past 6 months, so I’m thrilled to share these new “Captain’s Clippers” with you all and hope that you love them as much as I do. 


One of my favorite parts of my job is how involved I get to be in all my products, and while canvases are definitely my comfort zone, the same holds true for my accessories. As I was thinking through areas that I could improve in my collection, I wanted to introduce a more substantial scissor that is a bit higher in quality. Not only was aesthetic important to me, but function as well. I wanted these scissors to really feel good in your hand and be a trusted tool for all your future projects! 

 

In order to bring this vision to life, I worked with a scissor manufacturer to create a design, prototype, and finished product. Because this project was so much fun, I thought I’d share some photos + a bit more about the steps and process of bringing these “Captain’s Clippers” to life! (P.S. for those of you who are new around here, the name Captain's Clippers is a nod to my Goldendoodle named Captain!)

The Process


April: I contacted the manufacturer to articulate my goal and vision. It was important to me that these scissors reflect our brand so naturally, nautical was the way to go! 

May-June: I went through several design iterations which incorporated the anchor and rope design. What I learned is that there are so many factors to consider: the weight, the spacing of the handles, the size of the scissors, how the design impacts the hinge, etc to name a few. It took several prototypes and testing on my part to get this piece to be something that I thought would feel good in a stitchers hand - while also maintaining a high level of function and detail! 

July-August: Once we had the final design, we created the molds for the scissors. Finally, production could begin!

September: Working through packaging was one of my favorite parts of this process -  these scissors will arrive in a blue branded box, with foam padding inside. 

October: The final prototype arrived at my home in Florida; you can see my excitement opening these in the last picture!


After 6 months being heavily involved in this design and production process, it is so rewarding to see a project become a product! Below are some photos that walk you through the last few months. 

 

Product Details

We’re launching 3 different types of “Captain's Clippers” which will be available on our website this Thursday, October 26 at 7:00pm EST. 

The scissors will be available in 3 colorways and are shown from left-right above: Gold, Broze with a Silver Tip (to look like a true 'anchor'), and Silver. 

The Gold Scissors will be available for $40, and the Bronze with Silver Tip and Silver Scissors will be available for $35. 

 

More Details:
  • All scissors are Stainless Steel
    • The Bronze is Plasma Coated, and the Gold is 24 Carat Gold Plated
  • All Scissors are approximately 6" tall by 3.25" wide (when closed)
  • The blade is less than 2" tall, making them TSA approved
  • Each pair weighs approximately 4 oz
  • All of Captain's Clippers are packaged in a branded blue box with foam insert that is molded to the shape of the scissor. 

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Houston Meet & Greet with The Courtly Canvas!

Houston Meet & Greet with The Courtly Canvas!

I’m headed to Texas, y’all! I am SO excited to share that I’ll be visiting The Courtly Canvas on Saturday, October 28th for a Meet & Greet Trunk Show event! 


The Details


I'll be at The Courtly Canvas from 10:00-3:00pm on Saturday, October 28th!

Not only is The Courtly Canvas offering 20% off all MJD Canvases on Saturday during this event, we’re also thrilled to share that we will be launching an exclusive Texas themed canvas and accessory! (Please note, the 20% off discount will not apply to the exclusive canvas). Scroll to the bottom to see a sneak peek of the canvas!

If you're not in the area, you may order the new exclusives and the trunk show on The Courtly Canvas website.

 

Where to Find Us 


3637 West Alabama, Suite 320, Houston, TX 77027 


The Holiday Shopping Card

The Courtly Canvas is thrilled to be participating in the Holiday Shopping Card 

For a $75 donation to the American Cancer Society, you’ll receive a Holiday Shopping Card to use for discounts at hundreds of retailers around Houston from October 19-29th. 

With your card, you’ll receive a 20% discount on in stock canvases, threads, books, and accessories. Though this will exclude the trunk show (20% discount) and our exclusive canvas, it’s a great way to get a kick start on holiday shopping and browse in stock supplies. 

Additional exclusions apply: see store for details. 


https://shoppingcard.cancer.org/


 


Sneak Peek

I had SO much fun working with The Courtly Canvas team to create this one of a kind design- I won’t ruin the surprise but it’s a classic MJD canvas with a Texas twist! The canvas is on 18 mesh; we will be offering kitted canvases for grab and go shoppers but I’d also be happy to help you make thread selections while you’re in the shop!


I have loved connecting with so many wonderful members of the stitching community virtually, so I am even more excited for the chance to meet some new friends in person! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 28 - you won’t want to miss this event! 


See you soon!  


XO, 

Morgan 

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Introducing: Emily NDLPT Stitches!

Introducing: Emily NDLPT Stitches!

 

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Morgan Julia Designs is launching a line with Emily NDLPT Stitches! Emily is the first artist joining “MJD Crew” a group of talented creatives whose canvas designs, brand, and vision we are bringing to life under Morgan Julia Designs. 

 

Emily and I have been working on this line since spring 2023 and I couldn’t be more excited about the canvases she has created. Playful, vibrant, with a touch of whimsy, Emily’s canvases compliment the Morgan Julia brand perfectly; I know you’ll love them as much as I do! 


Emily's line will launch on Friday, October 13th at 12:30pm EST. Customers who purchase an Emily NDLPT Stitches canvas will receive a Chicago Goose needle minder as gift with purchase while supplies last! 

 

Meet Emily: 

Hi everyone! I’m Emily from Emily NDLPT Stitches and I am thrilled to be joining Morgan Julia’s Crew! I grew up and spent most of my life in West Texas, where I learned to needlepoint from my mother when I was 12 years old. Needlework has been in my life for as long as I can remember with my great aunts stitching mine and my siblings’ Christmas stockings. After college I delved back into the hobby and haven’t looked back! When I’m not stitching or designing you can find me decorating my home or spending a lot of time outside with my three kids; Harry, Pierson, and Florence, my inspiration for my first collection. It is so special to see my first collection come to life with the support of Morgan. 

These pieces are very close to my heart; they’re inspired by my children’s love of their favorite books, their stuffed animals, and their ability to find adventure in every day. I hope you enjoy stitching my designs as much as I enjoyed creating them! I cannot wait to see how you finish these and make this collection your own. 

 

Background on the Canvases: 

To celebrate our newest artist, we will be launching 15 new Emily NDLPT Stitches canvases on Friday, October 13. Emily’s canvases will be available for wholesale + retail exclusively through Morgan Julia Designs. Customers who purchase an Emily NDLPT Stitches canvas will receive a Chicago Goose needle minder as gift with purchase while supplies last! 

 

We sat down with Emily and asked her to describe the inspiration behind this collection and its mini series. 

 

Lunar Series: 

Sweet dreams are in store with these darling signs and door hangers! Inspired by the books my kids only allow me to read (not Dad)! You can personalize the 4” squares or stitch as is, the options are limitless.

The squares (top row) are 4" with micron pen corner markings on 18 mesh. The Signs (bottom row) are 5” x 7” on 13 mesh. 

  • Bunny Lunar Lullaby will be available as a canvas for $60 or a kit for $94 with Vineyard Silk, Petite Very Velvet, and Essentials. 
  • Elephant Lunar Lullaby will be available as a canvas for $60 or a kit for $87 with Vineyard Silk, Petite Very Velvet, and Essentials. 
  • Dreamy Bunny Sign will be available as a canvas for $90 or a kit for $152 with Planet Earth Silk
  • Snoozy Cow Sign will be available as a canvas for $90 or a kit for $139 with Planet Earth Silk

 

Feathered Friend Series: 

Who doesn’t love the porch goose that gets decked out for the holidays? These sweet feathered friends are inspired by our neighbor’s goose we love checking out each season. Available on 4” rounds on 18 mesh. 

  • Festive Feathered Friend will be available as a canvas with stitch guide for $65 or a kit for $114 with Pepper Pot Silk, Silk Lame Braid, Petite Very Velvet, and Essentials.
  • Spooky Feathered Friend will be available as a canvas for $60 or a kit for $83 with Vineyard silk, Petite Very Velvet, and Essentials.
  • Feathered Friend will be available as a canvas for $55 or a kit for $89 with Petite Very Velvet, Pepper Pot Silk, and Essentials. 

 

Hopper Series: 

These little toads were inspired by our adventures down to our pond, exploring, catching, and learning about the different phases of the toads. Dressing these cuties up for the holidays just made sense! Toads are all 18 mesh on 4” rounds.

  • Shroom Hopper will be available as a canvas for $55 or a kit for $95 with Pepper Pot Silk, Petite Very Velvet, and Essentials. 
  • Hooked on Hooper will be available as a canvas with stitch guide for $65 or a kit for $120 with Pepper Pot Silk, Petite Very Velvet, Silk Lame Braid, and Essentials. 
  • Holiday Hopper will be available as a canvas for $60 or a kit for $112 with Pepper Pot Silk, Petite Very Velvet, and Essentials. 
  • Haunted Hopper will be available as a canvas for $60 or a kit for $107 with Pepper Pot Silk, Petite Very Velvet, and Essentials. 

 

Christmas Series: 

If you love untraditional Christmas colors like I do, then these are for you! Each of these canvases includes room for you to customize with names, dates, etc - making each holiday extra special. 

 

The top row shows 4” rounds on 18 mesh which have room to personalize in the middle! The mini stockings (bottom row) are approximately 5.7" tall by 4" wide on 13 mesh. 

  • Rosy Wreath Round will be available as a canvas for $60 or a kit for $82 with  Pepper Pot Silk, Petite Very Velvet, and Essentials.  
  • Blue Bough Round will be available as a canvas for $60 or a kit for $82 with Pepper Pot Silk, Petite Very Velvet, and Essentials. 
  • Rosy Wreath Stocking will be available as a canvas for $65 or a kit for $90 with Planet Earth Silk and Petite Very Velvet.
  • Blue Bough Stocking will be available as a canvas for $65 or a kit for $90 with Planet Earth Silk and Petite Very Velvet.

 

Please join me in welcoming Emily NDLPT Stitches to the MJD Crew! If you love what you see, just wait until you see what she’s working on for her next drop…..!


XO,
Morgan & Captain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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