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Freebie Friday – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Krampus

Krampus Pattern by Bella Stitchery

Happy Friday! Every week I post a free pattern download. They’re available for 24 hours. After that, you can find them in my Etsy or eBay shop.

For those of you not in the know, the Krampus is a hideous anti-Santa from the old Germanic tradition. Kids misbehaving? Don’t threaten them with a boring old lump of coal; threaten them with a manacled, goat-faced demon who sneaks in at night and whips them with birch branches!

(Because Germany)

Even more (hilariously) messed up, young men have been known to dress up as the Krampus on December 5th (the eve of Saint Nicholas Day on many church calendars), and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten.

(Because that’s what you want to see when you open an envelope on Christmas eve, right?)

This piece is 224×311 stitches, or approximately 12.5×17 inches on an 18 count fabric.

Enjoy, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

P.S. Did you miss this Friday freebie? Not to worry – you can download a copy right now from my Etsy shop here! 🙂

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Friday Freebie – A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Cross-Stitch Pattern Download

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp Cross-Stitch Pattern

“I want a Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle. Oooooooh!”

“No, you’ll shoot your eye out.”

Happy Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by! Each Friday, I post a free pattern download. These are available for 24 hours. After that, you can find them in my Etsy or eBay shop.

Today’s gift is very special indeed! The leg lamp from A Christmas Story is one of the biggest pop culture icons of the season. This fabulous tapestry will be a conversation starter for  everyone who enters your home! It would also make an amazing gift for someone!

This piece is 196×440 stitches, or approximately 11×24.5 inches on an 18 count fabric.

Enjoy, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

Missed this freebie? No worries! You can order a copy of it on Etsy here!

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Cross Stitch

Charlie Brown Christmas Tree cross-stitch pattern

Christmas cross-stitch patterns are some of my most popular designs. It’s great to be able to take that finished piece out year after year and incorporate it into your holiday décor for the family to enjoy and ooooh and awwww over for generations to come.

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by my Bella Stitchery shop in awhile, here are just a few of my current designs. I like to create everything from kitschy and retro, to funny and pop culture.

Thoughtful Santa cross-stitch pattern

Vintage Santa and praying girl cross-stitch pattern

Retro Christmas snowman cross-stitch pattern

Vintage Christmas Carols Pattern

Retro Reindeer cross-stitch pattern

Retro reindeer with candy canes cross-stitch pattern

Retro ice skating silhouette cross-stitch pattern

Nativity scene silhouette cross-stitch pattern

Coca Cola Santa Pattern

Jack Skellington cross-stitch pattern

Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Feel free to contact me for custom designs! 🙂

Thanks so much, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

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Digital Age

Ahhh, Christmas morning. 
Two little people enjoying the magic of the holiday and having fun….playing with digital devices??? 
Wow.  When did this happen?
Cousins sitting side-by-side with their iPads and iPods -too cute to pass up this photo opportunity!
I thought I would make an ironic scrapbook layout to showcase their modern toys by making the page in a Vintage style. 
I used www.picnik.com to make the picture look like a Polaroid. 

The paper I used is from Sassafras Lass.  I embellished the page with a paper doily and some handmade crocheted flowers. 
Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo
Genevieve
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Christmas in July

This year, I decided to participate in the Christmas in July festivities. 
I have so many requests for Christmas cards all year long (who doesn’t love thinking of Christmas all the time?!) and it’s been so much fun to see so much red, green and sparkle around here!
Feelin’ the holiday spirit?  Stop in and stock up!
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Springtime in the Kitchen

Please tell me that I am not the only person that looks forward to each and every season or holiday. In August, I start mentally preparing the Christmas decoration layout in our home. Now, I’m dreaming of SPRING! Ahhhhh, the sunny days, flowers and baby birds.
I’ve started creating with Spring themed goodies this week and am having so much fun with them!