Art Imitating Life

One of my favorite things about creating cross-stitch patterns is the endless possibility for design.

With simple needle and thread, anyone can create a masterpiece – even one worthy of scientific recognition!

I have designed these special pieces due to popular request from the stitching community. I love the life-like results and they have appealed to such a range of crafter, from students to doctors.

This last one is my newest addition. I just posted the brain pattern last night. Hope you enjoy my creations – happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

Thankful for Fiber Art

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The holidays are here once again, and it’s a great time to cozy in with the family, enjoy a little time off of school and work, and get busy cross-stitchin’! With all the classic holiday movies about to start up on television, what better way to relive those old favorites than with a Thanksgiving themed cross-stitch pattern?

Here are some that I have made. They can all be found under the holiday section of my Bella Stitchery Design shop on Etsy.

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Do you have a favorite image or photo that you would like to make into a cross-stitch project? Please feel free to contact me for custom patterns – I would be delighted to design a special project for you!

xoxo

Genevieve

Spoooooktacular Cross-Stitch

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door—
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
               Only this and nothing more.”

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe

Fall is a great time of year to decorate, and Halloween is filled with lots of spooooky, creepy options. Some of my favorite cross-stitch patterns are of Halloween. It can be anything from gothic, Vintage and retro to modern and colorful.

The pattern above is my newest creation, lovingly called Halloween Library, and it can be downloaded here.

Here are some more of my favorite Halloween patterns, all of which can be found at my Bella Stitchery Design Etsy shop:

Owl Silhouette Pattern

Owl Silhouette Pattern

Spiderweb Silhouette Pattern

Spiderweb Silhouette Pattern

Cheshire Cat & Caterpillar Wonderland Pattern

Cheshire Cat & Caterpillar Wonderland Pattern

Retro Vintage Halloween  Witch on Broom Pattern

Retro Vintage Halloween Witch on Broom Pattern

Retro Mad Hatter Halloween  Pattern

Retro Mad Hatter Halloween Pattern

Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Pattern

Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Pattern

Pin-Up Carving Halloween Pumpkin Pattern

Pin-Up Carving Halloween Pumpkin Pattern

Haunted House Silhouette Pattern

Haunted House Silhouette Pattern

Edgar Allan Poe Pattern

Edgar Allan Poe Pattern

Pin-Up Witch on Broom Pattern

Pin-Up Witch on Broom Pattern

Vintage Woman in Bat Costume Pattern

Vintage Woman in Bat Costume Pattern

When Witches Go Riding Pattern

When Witches Go Riding Pattern

Sales Material

One of my favorite things about being a sales manager at Red Lion is that I can stretch my creativity when it comes to client gifts.
I am in the process of signing a contract with a quilting convention and am giving them a site tour Monday morning.
Now, I don’t quilt myself, but I do love fabric!  I decided to make this embroidery hoop fiber art for my client.  I’m putting it in the room, along with cookies and a welcome card for check-in tomorrow.

I used some fun fabric that I found at JoAnn.  I attached some Steam-A-Seam to the red fabric and then hand-cut the pattern from the Red Lion logo that I printed on to paper. 
I taped the paper to the back of my red fabric, put it against the window and traced it with a black marker. Then, I cut it by hand.
After that, I ironed the pieces to the white fabric. The Steam-A-Seam bonded them together so I didn’t have to stitch it at all. Super easy!

I can’t WAIT to hear about how it goes over tomorrow – wish me luck!!
xoxo
Genevieve
Bella Stitchery

FREE Easter Joy Cross-Stitch Pattern

Easter is all about joy, so I thought I would spread a little of my own with this free, one-of-a-kind cross-stitch pattern:

Click here to download the pattern from Scribd.

This darling project will be about 14×21.5 inches when complete (based on a standard 14 ct. aida cloth, although you can use any size you like).  Chart comes complete with the list of DMC floss needed.

Please send me photos when you’re done with this piece – I would love to see this adorable chickie finished!

xoxo
Genevieve
Bella Stitchery

Sweet Audrey

I stitched this one-of-a-kind Audrey Hepburn piece because I thought it would be fun to work with a gray scale pattern.  She is created using over two dozen shades of gray, black and white.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s was such an iconic movie and Hepburn is still the person by which we measure elegance and grace.
I have this finished cross-stitch available on eBay until Sunday here:
I have started the bid at $.99 so that she will be available to anyone who wants it. 
I’m also including FREE shipping world-wide.
Don’t miss out on this one. 
Only ONE available!

Thanks so much!

xoxo
Genevieve

Soup for the (Crafting) Soul

I saw the Homemade 6 Bean Soup line from Jillibean Soup this week and just had to have it!
I dug up some pictures I had of me crafting away from a few years ago.  Scrapbooking is such a huge part of my life and I wanted to have fun with the handmade, crafty feel of this paper line.
I had lots of fun with this one and was able to layer tons of embellishments
(which always makes me feel justified in my scrapbook spending. 
See honey, I do need all of these things!)
I used some great K and Co die-cuts that have been in my ‘random stuff’ drawer for years,
 along with LOTS of glittery cardstock flowers.

Here’s a quick look at the Jillian Bean Soup collection, too.  It’s super cute!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!
xoxo
Genevieve