Cross Stitch, Handmade Scissor Fobs & Needle Minders

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Last updated on Dec 27, 2020

**ALERT: USPS IS EXPERIENCING UNPRECEDENTED PACKAGE INCREASES AND DELAYED DELIVERIES. While orders from my shop are shipped in 1-3 business days, they are taking longer to reach their destinations.



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Sheep Scissor Fob


USA Needle Minder


Owl Needle Minder


Cat Needle Minder


Pig Needle Minder


Kathy Hackford

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Kathy Hackford


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About MixingItUpWithDBL

Sales 5,502
On Etsy since 2012

A Day without stitching is like a day without sunshine!

Hello and Welcome!
Thank you for visiting MixingItUpWithDBL . You may also know me as Designs by Lisa in the Cross Stitch world. Here in the shop you will find an assortment of my very fun fob and needle minders along with an ever growing assortment of cross stitch patterns. Some of these patterns are older, some have been discontinued, some are new, and some available for instant download. Visit often as they are continually added and updated.

It wasn't until 2010 that I started having my first obsession with scissor fobs. One day while scrolling Facebook, I saw a Scrabble Tile Necklace. I FELL IN LOVE with the idea, and I'll tell you why. My mother who passed in 2014 LOVED to play Scrabble. LOVED to play, as in, she was always "ready for a game" and could play for hours. As the years and life went by, my mom developed Alzheimer's and suffered for many years with the disease. Yet..she was always still "ready for a game". Even in the late stages, she could actually come out the winner. When I saw that scrabble tile necklace on Facebook, I knew I had to learn how to make the tiles, and incorporate them into a fob somehow. So I did. My mom gave me the old tiles from her first Scrabble game (the one I grew up with) and the first thing I did with them was put her image on several of the tiles to give to my sisters and to keep for myself. Knowing they were from her game, and that her hands had touched every piece over and over, is one of my most special keepsakes of her. Every pair of my embroidery scissors now have a scrabble tile fob hanging from them.

You can watch my process here:

As the scissor fob creations commenced, I decided in 2012 to open up the Etsy shop. I was thrilled to find another outlet in which to sell them. Then one day I was asked by a Needlework Shop owner to consider making needle minders out of the tiles. So I did....and boom....another obsession.

So, in closing, If you purchase something from my shop, I thank you, and I hope you love your treasures that I've made out of the love that inspired me into making them, my dear mother, and my love for stitching.

Happy Stitching,

Shop members

  • Kathy Hackford

    Owner, Cross Stitch Designer, Stitcher, Framer, Finisher, Photographer, Scrabble Tile Recycler, Beader, Packager, Shipper, Correspondence Person, Billing Manager, And Getter Of My Own Coffee.

    To Stitch or Not to Stitch. Wait...that's not even a question Stitch On!!!

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    Photo Wood Shop is responsible for purchasing, cutting, sanding, and then printing my design on 1/8" thick or 3/4" thick maple wood. (depending on preferences). Because they are local, I can visit the shop to pick up my order.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 29, 2020
Cross Stitch, Beaded Scissor Fobs, and Needle Minders for your stash and accessory addiction.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
I want you happy! If you are unsatisfied with an item, please contact me within 7 days and return within 14 days for a full refund. Return shipping is your responsibility. Item must be unused and undamaged, and I suggest tracking.

If there is a problem in workmanship, contact me asap, send photo of said problem, so that I may assess and address the issue. I will provide a solution to make you happy.

Cross Stitch Charts (hard copy, and downloadable) are non-refundable.

Because I only ship First Class for International orders, NO REFUNDS are given, as I cannot track shipment to verify whether or not order was received.
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Shipments within the US will go out first class USPS with delivery confirmation. Your order will ship within 3-5 days after payment. (usually sooner, but sometimes I have to leave town on short notice) If there is a delay for any reason I will contact you.

International orders are shipped via USPS First Class International Mail. Please be patient as sometimes this takes up to 2-3 weeks. Any customs fees/tariffs imposed are the responsibility of the buyer.