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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.¬† ūüôā

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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Cross Crafting

I’m a lover of crafts.¬† If I can make something with my hands, I’m all over it (except for cooking dinner).¬† Sometimes I just like to wander the craft store isles and find ideas for new crafts…until I remind myself of all the 1/2 finished projects waiting for me at home!
When two of my artistic passions come together, well, it’s just magical.¬† I’ve enjoyed merging my love of embroidery with card making.¬† Sure, each card can take a week to make, but it’s

a lot of fun to work on and I love that each piece is truly one-of-a-kind.

Here are some of my recent projects using embroidery in my greeting cards:
Really happy with this one. I used glitter and watercolor pencil on it as well. You can check it out on Etsy for more photos.
This was one of the first big embroidery project cards for me (more pictures on Etsy).¬† I had this piece next to my couch every night until I had finished the pattern.¬† This project took me through America’s Next Top Model and American Idol several times…
The power button card below has kind of a funny story attached.¬† I made it one night¬†and showed my hubby when he came home.¬† I said, “Look!¬† It’s an X-Box card!¬† Isn’t that awesome?!” and he gave me a questioning look.¬† I said, “See?¬† It’s the button that’s on the X-Box!”¬†
He walked over to the computer and pointed to the screen, then the speakers, then the TV remote.¬† I hadn’t realized that¬†it was the universal POWER button.¬† LOL!¬†
Well, to me, it will always mean X-Box (that’s why I chose the card stock and colors, too).
Such versatility with skulls now days!¬†¬†Who knew???¬† ūüôā¬† This girly one was also embellished with¬†watercolor pencils and bling.¬† I like the cupcake card stock and satin bow, too.
That completes my embroidered card tour.  Hope it inspires you to mix and match your favorite crafts!