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Biggest Cross Stitch Ever

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When life gives you time, make giant tapestries! We’ve been home now for a few months due to COVID social distancing, so I figured it was a great time to start a cross stitch project the size of a 12-year-old.  🙂

I made this amazing Alice in Wonderland silhouette cross stitch pattern the other day and I wanted it BIG. It’s 32×45.29 inches, on a 14 count fabric! It only uses one color though, so it shouldn’t be too bad, right? …….. Right? I’m going to use 3 strands of black DMC 310 throughout so it’s a thicker weave.

Here’s a video I made of me putting the 36 page chart together:

 

Here’s a picture of my 3-year-old next to the pieced together pattern. It’s 100% bananas.

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It all begins with one stitch:

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Here’s a picture of me stitching on a 59 inch Aida cloth. It definitely takes a little bit to get used to:

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Week one done, and feeling good:

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I’m excited about the process and I hope you’ll join me on my journey! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebookfor weekly photo updates, and let me know what you think of this project! Here’s a link to the chart, if you’d like to stitch it along with me, too!

Thanks so much for crafting with me, and happy stitching! xoxo

 

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FREEBIE – Fairy & Bunnies Silhouette Cross Stitch Pattern

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I thought you might enjoy a cross stitch project you can easily begin on without having to go to the store for lots of DMC colors. This freebie pattern uses only 1-2 colors (depending on whether or not you choose to stitch the background).

Fairy and Bunnies Silhouette

I’ve also included some samples of what it will look like with different color combos. You can use any colors you’d like!

Fairy and Bunnies Silhouette collage

Enjoy, and happy stitching!

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FREE Wash Your Hands Cross Stitch Pattern

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Hi friends! We’re all quarantined in this together, so I thought I’d do my part by making a fun freebie x-stitch pattern for you. Hope this serves as an enjoyable distraction. Click the link below for the PDF pattern.

Wash Your Hands

For hundreds more patterns and projects, be sure to check out my Etsy shop as well!

Happy crafting!

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Introduction to Cross Stitching

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Welcome to cross stitching 101!

Ever wonder how to begin what may appear to be a daunting journey? Well, look no further, my friend! Bella Stitchery is here to the rescue!

Rest assured, it’s actually not that difficult once you get started. I just posted a YouTube video all about how to read and begin a cross stitch chart, along with some background information on Aida cloth and needle sizing.

In the video, I promised to provide you with the “Meh.” pattern free if you’d like to practice your newly acquired knowledge. Well, here you go. Just open, print or save, and start stitching today!

Meh. Pattern

Please be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for all things crafty, and keep in touch! Thanks so much, and happy stitching! xoxo

 

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Cat and Mouse

Updating you on my stitching journey. I love work in progress photos! ❤️

This is a cat and mouse counted cross stitch I was hired to stitch for a customer.

I’m about 40% done now (two months into the project). This one is (relatively) quick to stitch, since I’m not stitching the background at all.

Here’s where I was about a month ago…

Here’s where I am today…

Here is the link for the cross stitch chart too, if you want to stitch along with me:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118013471/cat-apult-black-white-pdf-cross-stitch?ga_search_query=Cat&ref=shop_items_search_16

Please share your stitching journey too – I would love to be a part of it! ❤️❤️✂️

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Color Your World in Sepia

In a world full of color, sometimes it’s the bold shades of brown that catch our eye the most. I’m on a sepia kick right now, and am excited to share these gorgeous cross-stitch patterns with you!

I have had so much fun making patterns for everything from flowers to celebrities!

You can find these, and lots more, in my Bella Stitchery Design Etsy shop.

Radiance Flower cross stitch pattern tulip cross stitch pattern

Lily pad cross stitch pattern
Lily pad cross stitch pattern
Keira Knightly cross stitch pattern
Keira Knightly cross stitch pattern
Dramatic flapper woman pattern
Dramatic flapper woman pattern
Typewriter cross stitch pattern
Typewriter cross stitch pattern
Sepia Paris cross stitch pattern
Sepia Paris cross stitch pattern
Paris cherry blossoms pattern
Paris cherry blossoms pattern

Enjoy, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

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Freebie Friday – Be Mine (Customizeable) Cross Stitch Pattern Download

Be Mine Cross Stitch Pattern

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.

What better way to say Be Mine than with this classic, tattoo-inspired pattern?
The fun thing about this pattern is that it only uses 4 colors, so you can customize your project and change it up if you like! Create a one-of-a-kind work of art for any room in your house!

Below are a few color options to give you some ideas. Finished piece will be about 14×11 inches, based on a standard, 14 count fabric.

Use ANY four colors you want!
Use ANY four colors you want!

Miss this week’s freebie? Not to worry – you can download it from my Etsy shop here!

Enjoy, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

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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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Art Imitating Life

12x12 Baby in Utero Cross Stitch Pattern https://www.etsy.com/listing/115087269/baby-in-utero-handmade-pdf-cross-stitch?ref=shop_home_active_15
12×12 Baby in Utero Cross Stitch Pattern
https://www.etsy.com/listing/115087269/baby-in-utero-handmade-pdf-cross-stitch?ref=shop_home_active_15

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.

Fertilization Cross-Stitch Pattern https://www.etsy.com/listing/115087057/fertilization-handmade-pdf-cross-stitch?ref=shop_home_active_3
Fertilization Cross-Stitch Pattern
https://www.etsy.com/listing/115087057/fertilization-handmade-pdf-cross-stitch?ref=shop_home_active_3
Heart with Ventricles Cross-Stitch Pattern https://www.etsy.com/listing/118012062/heart-with-ventricles-illustration-pdf?ref=shop_home_active_18
Heart with Ventricles Cross-Stitch Pattern
https://www.etsy.com/listing/118012062/heart-with-ventricles-illustration-pdf?ref=shop_home_active_18
Brain Blood Vessels Cross-Stitch Pattern https://www.etsy.com/listing/210943795/brain-blood-vessels-pdf-handmade-cross?ref=shop_home_active_1
Brain Blood Vessels Cross-Stitch Pattern
https://www.etsy.com/listing/210943795/brain-blood-vessels-pdf-handmade-cross?ref=shop_home_active_1

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

xoxo

Genevieve

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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