Free Pattern Friday – Coffee Love

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I am relatively new to the coffee drinking scene. Somehow I managed to survive the first three years of Evie's life without coffee. But now things are different, it didn't take long for me to become a "don't talk to me before I've had my coffee" person. My Tea Love cross stitch pattern is consistently my most popular, so I figured I would expand the caffeine love to coffee. When stitched on 14 ct Aida the final piece is about 5.5" so it should fit into a 6" hoop. Download the PDF here – Coffee Love Cross Stitch Pattern There are more free patterns to ... Read More

Free Cross Stitch Patterns – Tsum Tsum

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Last year I made a whole bunch of Tsum Tsum cross stitch patterns for a swap. I've been meaning to release the patterns for awhile and this week I got a message giving me the push to finally do it. (Please note: Affiliate links are indicated by an asterisk*) The finished Tsum Tsum is 2 'x 2.5" when stitched on 14 ct Aida. I used the DMC Water Soluble Cross Stitch Canvas* so I could stitch it on quilting cotton. Download the PDF here – Tsum Tsum Cross Stitch Patterns There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my ... Read More

Cross Stitch With a Purpose – How to Make a Pattern in Photoshop

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I haven't been cross stitching as much lately and I realized one of the reasons is because I just have so many cross stitches and a limited amount of places to put them. So this year I wanted to do a monthly series on how to cross stitch and then explore alternative ways you can use your cross stitches besides just framing them or displaying them in a hoop. So first I thought I would show you how I make my patterns in case you wanted to make your own. I use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. These screenshots are from the Creative Cloud version but this ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – Tiny Cross Stitches

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I had an idea awhile back to make a series of tiny cross stitch patterns. My initial thought was that they could go on a hexagon, but they're so tiny you could stitch them on almost anything. Each of these are only about 1.5" when stitched on 14 ct. Aida. Download the PDF here – Tiny Cross Stitch Patterns There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. If you stitch up one of my patterns, I'd love to see it! Tag it on Instagram with the hashtag #hugsarefunstitches If you ever have any ideas for patterns, please send ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – Deer (and Reindeer!)

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I have been seeing a lot of deer popping up on fabric and on my Instagram feed, most notably from tinkerellen. I decided to make a silhouette cross stitch pattern for this month's Free Pattern Friday. While I was working on it, Evie asked if it was going to be Rudolph so I decided to make a Christmas version too. This is about 7"when stitched on 14 ct. Aida. Download the PDFs here – Deer Cross Stitch Pattern Reindeer Cross Stitch Pattern There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. If you stitch up one ... Read More

Cross Stitched Leather Cuff Tutorial

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Please note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk. Forever ago I was accepted as a Darby Smart designer. I got a bunch of awesome supplies to play with and when I saw the vegan leather cuff, I knew it needed to be cross stitched on. This project is super easy and quick and only takes a couple supplies. You can get them directly from Darby Smart here. You need: *Rotary punch Embroidery floss and needle Cuff bracelet (This can be any material or thickness) Pencil and ruler First start by making a grid for the holes. I measured ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Fall is by far my favorite season. While I don't have the same obsession many do, I do enjoy pumpkin flavored things and the occasional pumpkin spice latte. And who doesn't love a good coffee related craft? So now you can make your own pumpkin spice latte cross stitch. The finished piece is a little over 4"x5" when done on 14ct Aida and would fit nicely in a 6" hoop. Download the PDF here – Free Pattern Friday - October 2015 There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. If you stitch up one of my patterns, I'd love ... Read More

New Cross Stitch Pattern – Periodic Table

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It's been over two years since I finished stitching the Periodic Table of Elements, and I kept meaning to get the pattern up in my Etsy shop. I kept putting it off though because somewhere along the way, I lost the original pattern. A super awesome lady in the UK sent me an email in July asking if I would make the pattern available and I got busy and totally put it off. She was amazingly patient and emailed me again asking and I finally got my act together and got it ready. I recreated the pattern from the finished cross stitch, which I don't recommend doing. ... Read More