I recently started branching out in terms of the mediums I cross stitched on. For Christmas, I made a key chain for a good friend of mine. I used plastic canvas for the first time. I ended up having to make the dang thing over again because I cut the plastic too close and the… Continue reading Cross Stitch Key Chains
This is another repost from my first (failed) blog while I attempt to make it through this week without flipping every table I see. (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻) This week’s Pinterest Project didn’t really come directly from Pinterest, but rather was inspired by an image I found while browsing Pinterest. I am a cross stitcher. I picked up… Continue reading My First Cross Stitch Pattern
For the month of November, I’m participating in a sort of sister project to NaNoWriMo – NoBoPro (aka the Notebook Project). The goal is to fill a notebook cover to cover in 30 days. I bought a three-pack of Moleskine soft cover notebooks I found on sale at Target. I browsed Pinterest for ideas of… Continue reading Embroidered Notebooks
I put some more hours in to this custom stitch over the weekend and got it finished for work again on Monday. Somewhere along the line I must have miscounted a stitch because one part didn’t match up to the pattern I made, but everything still seemed to fit just fine. I’m chalking it up… Continue reading Haiti Quote Custom Stitch: Finished!
I took the supplies for this stitch with me on my recent cruise vacation with the intention of sitting by the pool and/or beach and working on it, but that never really happened. I mean, how can I justify stitching when this was my view? I did get started on it upon my return home,… Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Haiti Quote Custom Stitch
Short post today – I’m busy packing for a cruise I’m going on next week! I finally finished the Pentatonix cross stitch I’ve been working on for what feels like ages. I wasn’t able to deliver the finished project myself – my coworker brought it to the new owner since she was meeting her yet… Continue reading Pentatonix: Finished!
I took a short break from the Pentatonix cross stitch I’ve been working on to knock out another stitch for charity The company I work for works closely with the local chapter of United Way. Every year there’s a big, two-week campaign in September to raise money. There’s a gift basket silent auction, a guess-the-number-of-candy-in-the-jar… Continue reading Cubicle Sweet Cubicle
I’m still stitching along on this one. I haven’t been as diligent as I probably should be with my time. I’ve started down the slippery slope of looking at all the projects I’ve started or committed myself to and freezing in anxiety. But! If I really want to make cross stitch into my full time… Continue reading WIP: Pentatonix Custom Stitch (2!)
As you all may or may not remember from my Haiti Fundraiser posts, I ended up with a couple of custom orders. I’m rather busy getting them done, so instead of spreading myself too thin between projects, I’m going to do work in progress (WIP) posts here and there. Without further ado, here’s the progress… Continue reading WIP: Pentatonix Custom Stitch
I didn’t decide to make more time for crafting and creativity out of the blue. Something prompted me to think critically about how I spend my free time and how I want to spend it differently. A coworker is organizing a craft fair-type fundraiser to raise money for some members of her church (herself included)… Continue reading Haiti Fundraiser Pt. 1