Cynthia

I love just about any craft, needlework or sewing, but cross stitch is truly one of my favorites. I started cross stitching when I was about 12 years old. I loved it then, and I still love it now, but admittedly, the projects are a lot more advanced now than they were when I was a child.

I always have at least one cross stitch project in the works. I usually have one that I work on at home and on that I carry with me when I travel.

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Big Cats in Cross Stitch Kits

Big Cats in Cross Stitch Kits

Many of us lovingly admire the big cats from a distance and enjoy recreating their image in cross stitch pictures.  Schools will often choose a tiger, a leopard, a jaguar, a panther, or one of the big cats as their mascots.  I suspect that has to do with how fierce or fast the actual animal […]

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Patriotic American Cross Stitch Kits

Patriotic American Cross Stitch Kits

Many of us enjoy decorating our homes with beautiful patriotic American cross stitch pictures.  As the weather starts to warm up, our hearts warm to the memories of family and friends who have served in the US military.  We also remember the many who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Each spring and summer […]

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Animals Beaded Cross Stitch Kits & Bead Instructions

Animals Beaded Cross Stitch Kits & Bead Instructions

Add Detail to Your Cross Stitch Kits and Projects This Animals Beaded Cross Stitch Kits tutorial includes my favorite mammals, birds, insects and reptiles.  Some include the patterns, beads and supplies, but most often it is necessary to assemble your own ‘kit’ to create a unique and beautiful masterpiece. When you are putting your own […]

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Bunny Rabbit Cross Stitch Kits & Patterns

Bunny Rabbit Cross Stitch Kits & Patterns

Bunny rabbits are always popular. Whether they are the focus of a lovely picture, or simply added for interest, they are always adored. Cross Stitch is also popular because it is the easiest needlework stitch. It is easy to create a lovely picture in cross stitch stitches. Because both bunnies and cross stitch are popular, […]

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Finishing Techniques:  How to Make a Cross Stitch Tote Bag

Finishing Techniques: How to Make a Cross Stitch Tote Bag

Display Your Cross Stitch Designs on Tote Bags! Have you ever finished cross stitching a beautiful piece and wondered, “what now?”  If you’re like me, you love cross stitching, but you run out of places to display your work.  Well, here is one suggestion for you.  Don’t just display it, make a tote bag and […]

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Learn How to Cross Stitch

Learn How to Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch is one of the easiest ways to make beautiful artwork. It requires very little practice to create heirloom quality pictures that can be framed, made into pillows, bookmarks or any number of other sewing projects. There are kits to cross stitch hand towels, pillow cases, Christmas tree ornaments, Christmas stockings, baby bibs, baby […]

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All About Love Cross Stitch Kits

All About Love Cross Stitch Kits

We all celebrate love everyday of our lives.  Loving and being loved is truly one of the greatest gifts anyone can experience.  Sharing love with someone is magnificent and should be celebrated.  Whether you are getting married, attending a wedding, celebrating Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, these cross stitch kits would be a perfect gift […]

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How to Make Cross Stitch Gift Bags

How to Make Cross Stitch Gift Bags

Cross stitch gift bags are a beautiful way to “wrap” a gift and give a keepsake at the same time. Most of the cross stitch gift bag kits include Aida cloth, but you are required to actually make the bag itself after you have completed the needlework. That comes as a real surprise to many […]

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Christian Beaded Cross Stitch Kits and Patterns

Christian Beaded Cross Stitch Kits and Patterns

Religious Beaded Cross Stitch Kits One of my personal favorite ways to make unique and original cross stitch pictures and crafts, is to simply add beads for emphasis and detail.  I have been amazed at how a design can take on a whole new life.  It can easily have a different point of interest by […]

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Halloween Beaded Cross Stitch Kits

Halloween Beaded Cross Stitch Kits

This article includes some of my favorite Halloween Beaded Cross Stitch Kits, plus a tutorial on how to add beads to a prepackaged cross stitch picture kit that does not already include beads.  I love embellishing my needlework.  It is such an awesome way to add detail and emphasis to a piece to make it […]

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