Any crafter can tell you that it is a very fine thread between the boundaries of hobby, obsession, and complete craft insanity.
That whole Shades of Grey book trilogy and movie thing that other people are going bonkers for in social media every.single.day, I’m not interested a single tiny bit.
However, if you have some gray DMC, I’m all in. I always seem to be running of #415 and I need to pick up about 10 skeins of the variegated #53 for a sampler I want to stitch – maybe I’ll just pick up a whole cone of the stuff.
Shirts are available at http://teespring.com/keep-calm-and-cross-stitch
($15 for a tee, $24.95 for a hoodie)
What colors are available?
- The t-shirt is currently available in blue, purple, red, navy, and gray.
- Hoodies are available in navy, green, purple, and cardinal red.
- The tank is available in dark gray.
Hop over to Terrie’s blog and check it out ==> http://eclecticdarlings.com/mothers-day-gift-tutorial-cross-stitch-kit-in-a-jar/
She created it as a Mother’s Day gift in this example, but the possibilities with this idea are only limited by your imagination. It would make a great secret stitcher swap gift or something to give a friend who wants to try cross stitching for the first time.
(photos and finished piece belong to Sheila C., she was kind enough to let me share them here)
I’ve probably said it a million times, every time I see a Cirque des Cercles finish it looks stunning and unique from every other time I’ve seen it finished. The design from Ink Circles has this amazing talent for coming to vibrant life in a different way for every stitcher. It honestly makes me say “wow” every time I see it stitched up by someone.
This weekend I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed when Sheila’s photos jumped off the page at me announcing her completion of Cirque des Cercles – entirely in beads! It literally took my breath away, and I spent the better part of an hour just staring at her amazingly gorgeous finish….
Sheila stitched this on 32 count Belfast linen using size 11 delcia beads. Most of the beads are stitched using a half cross, but if you look closely there you can see the textural difference in the little circles where she added them with a full cross.
I’ll get our blog hop kicked off with the first post. First, I’ll confess that I don’t do a lot of holiday decorating. My favorite part of decorating is putting up the tree, and the kids do 99% of the work on that. My job on decorating day is to make hot chocolate and make sure nothing gets broken.
Here are some of my favorite holiday ornaments hanging on our tree this year….
Joy to the World (Dragon Dreams design)
I just love this little guy he’s my favorite stitched ornament.
Wanted – Cross stitcher for custom work
I’ve received a few inquires for custom work and just wanted to throw it out there to the cross stitching community and ask if any of you do custom work?
What would you charge to stitch a 5×7 design?
Would it be based on stitches … Kind of a dumb question … Should just answer that myself. I would charge based on stitches.
If anyone does this type of work, please let me know so I can refer people your way!
I did a quick search and found a site that does custom work and charges based on “the actual stitch, not to be confused with the stitch count”. Makes sense.
Anyway .. Let me know if you’re interested!
Thanks and have a stitching day!
So when I’m waiting on files to upload/download, when I’m bored or procrastinating on doing something I should really be doing, or just being random, I often find myself browsing Etsy for new and interesting things, independent designers, and crafty folks having fun. I love Etsy.
This is a fun Beatles cross stitch pattern from Kaplio…