Christmas Countdown Cross Stitch Pillow

Okay – first, can I just say this is the cutest cross stitch?!

After I finished the Halloween Haunted House Cross Stitch, I moved onto this adorable Christmas Advent Calendar by CloudsFactory. I started this pattern in December 2015 and simply never got around to finishing it until now. At first, I thought I would stitch all the borders and attempt to finish a box a night, but it made more sense to dive in where I could and go for it.

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Halloween Haunted House Cross Stitch Pillow

The year… 2014.
The project… Haunted House by Cloudsfactory.

One chilly fall evening, I started this adorable counted cross stitch pattern by Cloudsfactory. I separated out all my threads, cut my fabric, and set to work. I wanted to finish it by Halloween. A lofty but what seemed to be an obtainable goal.

I overshot the mark. Like… June 2017 “overshot the mark”.

Thankfully, it’s finally done and the finished product is awesome!

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Cross Stitch Thread Jar

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For the longest time, while cross stitching, I would create a nice little pile of discard threads on my side table that would inevitably get knocked off the table and get lost in my carpet or slide under the couch. Through a cross stitching magazine, I found that many cross-stitchers have a thread jar – literally, an empty jar to gather threads until ready to throw out. So novel and so simple! For the past few months, I’ve used an empty spaghetti sauce jar and it’s been working really well. Until one day, I decided to improve upon it.

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Portable Cross Stitch Storage

It’s no secret that my favorite craft is cross stitching, which means I am constantly pulling out my supplies and putting them away. When I first started out, I kept all of my supplies in a sewing kit. Then it grew to a new home in a basket. But suddenly I had a mass of thread holders and fabric that was crowding my projects in the basket.
The idea for what I affectionately call my Cross Stitch Closet came from necessity. I moved into a temporary living situation where 90% of my belongings were going into storage so craft supplies needed to be selected carefully and stored efficiently.
It all started with a piece of luggage.

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Easy, Beautiful Embroidery Decor with Wood Board and Yarn

I happened upon this project while cruising aisles I didn’t need to be in at Target. Don’t judge – you know you’ve been guilty of it too. Recently, Target has really amped up their crafting game and I absolutely adore the products they carry. Clean, beautiful and modern. Of course, I had to pick up some products and give them a shot.

This is a quick and easy project to do for yourself or as a gift for someone else. All you need are three items and you’re ready to design a personalized piece of home decor.

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Pegboard Cross Stitch Artwork with Ribbon

Sometime last year, I came across a pin that featured artwork made of cross stitching with yarn on a pegboard.  I loved the look of it, but as an avid cross stitcher, I disliked how sparse they appeared.  The yarn left quite a bit of white space showing through.  After some brainstorming, I decided to give ribbon a try.
I had two cuts of pegboard sitting around.  Once upon a time ago, I had dreamed of using them to organize my crafts.  That never came to fruition, so now I had two cuts of 2.5′ x 3′ cuts of pegboards just begging for new life.

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