Pattern Pick of the Day: Rainbow Whiskerkins

rainbow whiskerkins cross stitch pattern from CM Designs

Rainbow is actually the April Whiskerkins, but he's so darn cute with his rainbow striped tail and buttons. This pattern by CM Designs is available from and directly from the CM Designs website. Stitch count is 50W x 75H Enjoy … [Continue reading]

How to Find Pins From Your Blog on Pinterest

pinterest source checking images people have pinned from your blog

As crafters we tend to have lots of images and pretty things in our blog posts, and those things often get pinned on Pinterest. But how do you know what was pinned and by who? Your social media widgets might tell you how many pins but maybe you want … [Continue reading]

Pattern Pick of the Day: Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope mandala cross stitch from Ink Circles

This colorful Kaleidoscope mandala design is by Ink Circles and is available from this pattern uses 34 vibrant colors of DMC floss. The pictured model was stitched on 32 Ct. Antique White Belfast linen. Stitch Count: 145W x … [Continue reading]

Pattern Pick of the Day: Mewnicorn

mewnicorn cross stitch

This fluffy rainbow ball of fur is from Heaven and Earth Designs, of course. You'll find the Mewnicorn chart details and ordering information here on the HAED site. This is a mini design at 300 W by 240 H, but still has all the colors and … [Continue reading]

Stitching the Family: Ornaments and other Smalls


If stitching a sampler for a family event is just too much work for you, consider stitching something smaller.  Perhaps something ornament-sized.  You may not be able to stitch as many details on it, however, they can be just as effective.  They also … [Continue reading]

Love is Love Free Pattern Celebration!

love is love marriage equality celebration cross stitch pattern

Today the Supreme Court ruled for marriage equality and our nation celebrated. Sometimes we get things right. I am so ridiculously happy for my friends and loved ones right now. Seeing so many happy photos and celebrations across Facebook, Instagram, … [Continue reading]

Stitching the Family: Modifications!

Wedding Sampler

[The title of this post comes from the extremely funny Pixar short "Tokyo Mater" where Mater gets "modifications."  What can I say, I have two small children and all I get to watch is Disney and Sprout.] So, you want to stitch something nice for … [Continue reading]

Leo Zodiac Blocks

Gemini Zodiac Cross Stitch and Blackwork Pattern Preview

This is the second release in a series of Zodiac cross stitch patterns, making my way through these all summer in no particular order. Leo (♌) is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It spans the … [Continue reading]

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