Blanket Stitch Tutorial

Master Blanket Stitch with this video 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

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

Cross Stitch Video Tutorial

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

3 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 …

Personalized Name Cross Stitch Patterns and Kits

personalized name patterns--1st cross stitch project

  So, I was sitting here creating a special gift for my niece (whose name is Mary) and I thought–this is just the perfect 1st cross stitch project for any girl!  It’s easy, it’s pretty and it’s personalized!  I think I should offer these to any and every little girl out there… And, that is …

FREE Cross Stitch Alphabet for personalized Christmas Ornaments

cross stitch alphabet for personalized Christmas Ornaments

I’m a stitcher and terribly nostalgic–which is why I created this free cross stitch alphabet for making personalized Christmas Ornaments.  I think I might be most nostalgic at Christmas Time (but aren’t we all?).  When we set up the Christmas tree every year I like to look at each and every ornament and remember when …

Cross Stitching Tips

The Basics of Cross Stitch

Since I have been cross stitching since I was a girl I sometimes assume that everyone already knows how to do it, it is pretty simple, afterall.  But, maybe not.  Maybe the world could use a few more cross stitching tips.  And, if that’s true well, you have come to the right place! If you …

Geometric Turkey Embroidery Art

geometric turkey embroidery hoop art cg

Hello!  I am so excited to share this little project with you today: Geometric Turkey Embroidery Art.  I love how it turned out!  Thanksgiving is an important holiday around my home and I really wanted a beautiful turkey to hang up.  After much thinking and dreaming I came up with this–a classic silhouette with a …

Bat Cross Stitch Pattern

Halloween Bat Cross Stitch Pattern

Okay, okay, I know today is Halloween and you probably don’t have time to stitch up anymore Halloween crafts.  Well, too bad, I’m going to share this Halloween Bat Cross Stitch Pattern anyway!  As you have probably noticed around here lately, I’m sort-of into cross stitch.  It is the perfect craft to do while relaxing. …

Jesus and Mary Cross Stitch Pattern

Jesus and Mary cross stitch pattern instant download

  At long last I have finally added a few more patterns to my etsy shop.  My favorite new patterns is this one, Mary and Jesus Cross Stitch Pattern.  It’s simple but I think it is lovely and am I crazy, or does it look like Mary is actually gazing at her sweet baby boy? …

Felt Owl Coin Purse (with hidden closure)

felt owl coin purse with template ll

Okay, prepare yourselves.  Today’s project–Felt Owl Coin Purse with Hidden Closure–is so cute that it might actually overwhelm you if you aren’t ready.  I mean really, aren’t they cute?  I’m a little obsessed with these little guys.  After I stitched they up I actually turned to my husband and squealed, demanding “aren’t they the cutest?” …

Nativity Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern

Nativity Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern

Today I am stopping by just briefly to share a new pattern I’m offering in my etsy shop: Nativity Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern.  This pattern, like many in my etsy shop, is only $2 and will begin to download instantly once the transaction is complete.  So, if you are looking for a sweet little something …

Halloween Kitty Cross Stitch Pattern

halloween kitty cross stitch pattern

Hello friends!  I’ve been stitching again and have added a new listing to my etsy shop: Halloween Kitty Modern Cross Stitch Pattern. Well, I am (for the time being) still giving etsy a try.  I have had 3 official sales–which is better than none!  At the moment I am trying to build my pattern library …

Pumpkin Embroidery

pumpkin embroidery cg

So, I’ve been stitching again.  Shocked?  Today I will share a little Pumpkin Embroidery. Since it is officially fall, and officially chilly around here, I am in a pumpkin frame of mind.  For a while now I have been thinking about stitching up a pumpkin…and falling a little flat.  I mean the shape of a …

Fall Leaves Embroidery Hoop Art

fall leaves embroidery hoop art

Well, all of a sudden it’s fall here.  2 weeks ago we were sweating and miserable, and now I am dressing the kids in winter coats.  What happened?  I guess that’s just life in Minnesota. Although I am (admittedly) throwing myself a where-did-summer-go pity party I am trying to get excited about fall–and my favorite …

Nativity Characters Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Nativity Characters Cross Stitch Pattern

So, a few days ago I posted a Halloween cross stitch pattern and I apologized about jumping ahead to that holiday.  Well, today I’m jumping even further ahead–to Christmas with this Nativity Character Counted Cross Stitch Pattern.  And, to be blunt, I am in love with this little project.  As my husband can attest I …

Halloween Character Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Halloween Characters cross stitch pattern

Well, it’s September, so that means Halloween, right?  According to the stores and pinterest that certainly seems to the case. And, although I hate that summer is suddenly over and we have moved onto all things fall, I am sharing a Halloween project today: Halloween Character Counted Cross Stitch Pattern.  I’m sharing it this early …

St. Therese Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

therese counted cross stitch pattern

Well, it’s a thrilling day around the blog–I have a guest post/crafter, of sorts today.  In the past I have featured my niece Mary’s crafty creations, but today I am sharing the embroidery work of my niece Therese.  She stitched up a pattern I made of her patron saint: St. Therese Counted Cross Stitch Pattern. …

Modern Apple Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

modern apple counted cross stitch pattern

  Hello!  I have another cross stitch pattern for you today: Modern Apple Counted Cross Stitch Pattern.  Perfect for teacher appreciation gifts!  In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a cross stitch kick lately and I am really in love with colorful projects that let me show off all the pretty …

Bride and Groom Cross Stitch #3

bride and groom cross stitch tutorial and pattern

I have shared a few bride and groom cross stitch projects, but I have saved the best for last–me and my husband!  And, no offence to my sisters, but I think mine turned out the best!  I am so excited to share it with you, especially since it’s August and in just a few short …