Sunday, August 17, 2008

Right Now I'm Loving...

Cross stitch. It all started with this post from The Small Object Steno Pad. I had finished packing away all of my yarn and fabric which was pretty sad and I needed something crafty to keep me busy for the next few weeks before moving. This came along at just the right moment. I rushed over to the cottonblue Etsy shop and snatched up this kit...
How awesome is this!? The red work is right up my alley and the idea of cross stitched patchwork is just so perfect. I hadn't done any cross stitch since I was about 11 or 12 but it was easy to pick back up and I've been really enjoying it's company. It's been such a refreshing and wonderfully meditative thing to work on in my spare moments which are too few right now for any other larger projects. This kit is designed by Perrette Samouiloff for A la Pensee.
There are some really beautiful kits in the collection and this won't be the last one that I do. Sadly cottonblue doesn't have any more of these kits left but you can order them directly from the A la Pensee shop. Most of the patterns also give the option of ordering just the chart instead of the full kit which is nice.

Here's some other great cross stitchery that I found poking around Etsy...
Wall Wear by Neawear here. LOVE the white stitching on dark fabric, so beautiful.

More beautiful red work, by aidatwentytwo here.

This is just freakin' hilarious... by thepinksamurai here.
Um, wow, is all I have to say about everything in the emilypeacocktapestry shop.
So all this has got me thinking about some wall hangings for my shop and maybe even some kits.
It sounds wonderfully fun to me... Another project to add to the list!


  1. I adore that cross stitch! The last time I did any was the subversive cross stitch book, it's simple and funny, and good to do when you're in a foul mood too!

  2. oh i used to love cross stitching. you're doing a great job on that pattern so far!

  3. Oooh, you're making me want to pick up cross-stitching again! I have a few I need to finish, but I'll be interested to see if you put any kits in your shop.


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