Thursday, 20 September 2012

Cross Stitching... not the angry kind...

Is there even an angry kind? Maybe it's like angry sex with the absence of sex... 

ANYWAY... I have long admired the graphic designs of modern cross stitching. And LONG love the designs of Emily Peacock... but that's pretty much where my knowledge of it ended... 

I recently went into a shop in Cambride called Ark... They had a wonderful retro style Cross Stitch sampler. And being of the crafty minded sort, I thought 'I like it, but I want to make it myself!' 

I couldn't even count the amount of times I have said that in my life.

Not many things scare me in the world of making things... but Cross Stitch always has...

Then some people told me how easy it was... I just happened to pick up the most recent copy of Cross Stitcher Magazine... 


  Yup! I single handedly, Cross Stitched a whole butterfly all by myself and I'm very proud! I have now worked out how to do waste knots properly, and it wasn't nearly as hard or scary as I thought it would be! 

And even though it took a whole, hand over day to make... I love it! 

I spent the next few days with nothing on my mind but Cross Stitch (Yeah, I'm cool!) so I was already planning my next one... and here it is (WHY oh why did I learn to do this just as I am going back to university!?) 

 I have a long list of things I want to Cross Stitch. 

Better get on with some research now! (boo!)

1 comment:

  1. Well done on conquering your fear of cross stitch! It is really rather addicted once you get started. I have been rather addicted to crochet at the moment and haven't done any cross stitch for a long time, you've inspired me to get my aida and threads out!