Custom Family Portrait Cross Stitch Pattern

With the year drawing to a close I’m feeling a little bit nostalgic.  During this phase of my life, when the babies seem to just keep coming and the kids just keep on growing, over the course of a year a lot happens.  After all, just 5 little years ago it was only 2 of …

Nativity Characters in Cross Stitch

I’ve gotten into a bit of a pattern (pun intended)–each Monday I release a new cross stitch pattern.  The last couple of Mondays I have sent Saint Cross Stitch patterns out into the world, and I continue to be blown away by the response.  2 weeks ago I released some Printable Jesse Tree Ornaments for …

21 More Catholic Saints in Cross Stitch

Well, I’m back today with more saint cross stitch saint patterns–21 more to be exact.  Two weeks ago I released 40 Catholic Saints in Cross Stitch and I was amazed at the response.  I still am amazed.  In the past 2 weeks that pattern has sold over 300 times.  Isn’t it thrilling to think of …

Why I Stitch {and free pattern}

The post I shared on Monday, 40 Catholic Saints in Cross Stitch, has had such an overwhelming response (thank you!) that I just had to spend one more day talking about stitching.  Many many people have written me to say that they are excited to try cross stitch for the first time with this project. …

40 Catholic Saints in Cross Stitch

I’ve been busy working on a fun little project lately.  I took 40 different Catholic saints and depicted them in cross stitch.  I know, that might sound strange, but just look at how awesome they turned out: I had so much fun with this little project–and I actually learned a whole lot too.  I wanted …

Floral Geometric Cat Cross Stitch Patterns

I’m back with more cat cross stitch patterns!  (and everyone rejoiced, I’m sure). I just finished and listed a trio of Cat Floral Geometric Cross Stitch Patterns (pictured above) and I’m so excited to share them with you today.  They turned our pretty cute, right? Just a heads up.  Today we are talking about crafting and …

DIY T-Shirt Crafting

Oh my goodness!  I am so excited!  One of my bestest blogging buddies in the world, Adrianne from Happy Hour Projects, just published her very first craft book, DIY T-shirt Crafts.  It is jam-packed full of great ideas and gorgeous projects.  Adrianne is the queen of quick projects that she breaks down in such a …

Welcome Cross Stitch Pattern

In case you haven’t noticed, I de-stress and relax (which I feel like is mandatory these days) with handcrafts.  I particularly love crafts that are small, portable and take minimal brain power.  The perfect example of this type of crafting–CROSS STITCH! And, because I can never find exactly the pattern I am after I have …

Thailand Inspired Elephant Cross Stitch Patterns

It’s been awhile since I shared a cross stitch pattern around here–so that is exactly what I am going to do today. No wait, I’m going to share 2–both of which are FREE! Here they are–2 Thailand Inspired Elephant Cross Stitch Patterns that I am happy to offer you for free, now and forever.  Yay! …

Sacred and Immaculate Heart Free Cross Stitch Patterns

Today I’m thrilled to be sharing 2 new cross stitch patterns with you: The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary–both as free cross stitch patterns. Well, all of a sudden it’s June!  How did that happen?  I hope that you are enjoying a beautiful day wherever you are and getting into …

Family Time-Line in Cross Stitch

It’s finally done and hung and in my living room–my Family Time-Line in Cross Stitch.  Yay!  It has been a labor of love, but I am so happy it’s done.  Aren’t we adorable in cross stitch?  I know I have shared a few of these little portraits included in my family timeline in cross stitch …

Spring Bunny Cross Stitch Pattern

Today’s project–a spring bunny cross stitch pattern–is a simple pattern that I just love.  Isn’t this little bunny cute?  It’s a quick project (as far as cross stitch projects go) and has a folksy flare. Plus, I created a free pattern for this cross stitch project.  So, it’s time to get stitchin’ and gearing up …

Flower Cross Stitch Pattern

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FoamSensations #CollectiveBias It just feel like Spring will never come this time of year–and living in Minnesota the reality is that Spring could still be a ways off! Regardless it’s time I took this into my own crafty …

Clover Cross Stitch Pattern

It’s officially March which means I should be posting St. Patty’s Day projects, right?  Well, I have have been busy as a bee behind the scenes here working on a Felt Alphabet Book Pattern that will launch next week (soooooo excited!) and I just have something very small to offer for St. Patty’s Day: this …

Descriptive Stitched Valentines

Fear not!  You still have time to stitch up a little something for your loved one this Valentine’s day. You were worried about this, weren’t you?  Or am I the only one that feels like a holiday just ain’t a holiday without something stitched to commemorate it?  Well, regardless, it’s time to get descriptive about …

I {heart} You Cross Stitch Pattern

Hello friends! With February under way, Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it.  Is this holiday creeping up on anyone else?  If so, don’t worry.  This I {heart} You Cross Stitch Pattern is simple–and sort of sweet, right?  I was able to stitch up a couple of this guys today during nap time–and …

Blanket Stitch Tutorial

Hello friends! Today I’m excited to share a blanket stitch tutorial–a video that will (I’m confident) allow you to master this oh so important stitch.  I use blanket stitch again and again–and it is the stitch that I have the most questions and concerns about.  I hope you find the video tutorial helpful–and keep in …

Monogram Cross Stitch Patterns

Once again a project I was working on for myself–for my own home–has turned into something I am not only sharing here on the ol’ blog, but expanding and listing in my new etsy shoppe.  Because monograms are so cool, and you are so cool, come get your own Monogram Cross Stitch Patterns! As I …

Cross Stitch Video Tutorials

Well, this weekend the impossible happened–I made a video tutorial.  I made 3 in fact–thanks largely to my helpful and sweet husband.  The two I’m sharing with you (and the world today) are Basic Cross Stitching and Advanced Cross Stitch Skills.  I had been intending to make these videos for a long long time and …

Geometric Cat Cross Stitch Patterns

I spent some relaxing time over the holidays stitching up some new patterns I just finished them!  I’m really happy with how they worked up!  Here they are, 3 geometric cat cross stitch patterns.  They are each listed for $2.95, or all three are listed in a bundle for $5.95. Click here to buy all three …