Work with a Pin-Up

pinup

Want to work with a pin-up? Cross-stitch pattern, that is. These kitschy pin-ups are some of my favorite retro illustrations, and my earliest cross-stitch pattern creations were based on famous pin-up art from the 1950’s.

You can find these and lots more saucy fabulousness at my Etsy shop – I have so many available, they even have their very own category!

Remember, all patterns are currently buy 3, get 3 FREE, so it’s a great time to put lots of unique projects in your hopper!

Happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

BIY – Finished Cross Stitch Art

Finished cross stitch by Bella Stitchery

As an avid crafter, I have no shortage of craft ideas in my hopper to try next (hard to imagine life before Pinterest).

I have come to the realization that just because I treasure handmade, it doesn’t mean I have to make everything. My craft room is only so big!

I’m suggesting that, rather than DIY, let’s promote BIY (buy-it-yourself) once in awhile. Save yourself the time and shopping cart full of materials for one single project that – let’s be honest – may or may not ever get made, and support other crafters. It’s a win-win!

Today’s post is all about finished cross-stitch. Cross stitching is a lot of fun, and can be extremely relaxing. Unfortunately, however, completing a beautiful work of fiber art can take months or even years! Why not spend a little extra money and get instant gratification? Plus, you’re supporting another fiber artist for all their hundreds (or thousands) of stitching hours.

Here are some fabulous stitchers that would love to share their handiwork with you and save you the time of having to do it yourself.

AnnsAntiqueTreasure is offering this finished Hummel Boy for less than $15 – fifteen dollars!!! You probably couldn’t even buy fabric and DMC floss for less than that.

Hummel Boy cross stitch

Ohhhhhhhhhh, cute dancing baby Groot available at EpicStitchery. SO cute! This would also be a great gift idea!

Baby Groot cross stitch

I love this darling Donkey Kong, Mario in Love piece from HappyHaikuCrafts. This takes me back to childhood for sure.

Donkey Kong cross stitch

Looking for a new twist on an old classic? How about this Les Miserables Hipster Cosette from StephXstitch? For $175, it even comes framed.

Les Mis cross stitch

I really like the greyscale look in this John Lennon piece by Christicrossstitch. There are lots more celebrity pieces available as well.

John Lennon cross stitch

Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t include my own stitchy work. Here are some of my completed pieces, each one available on Etsy.

This is one of my favorite pieces. It’s a high-flyin’ pin-up with airplane in the background. It measures about 14×10 inches and is ready for framing. The price has just been reduced to just $100!

Pin-Up with Plane finished cross stitch

Go in the Direction of Your Dreams with this darling owl cross-stitch.

Owl and sunflower finished cross stitch

There is nothing quite as sweet as this cherry cupcake cross-stitch piece. I stitched it on a soft blue Aida cloth, and it brings out the sugary sweetness of the pinks and reds within the cupcake.

Cherry cupcake finished cross stitch

Still want to stitch something yourself? Well, you have come to the right place! I have the largest cross-stitch shop on Etsy and have over 300 unique, handmade patterns ready to download. You can visit my shop here, or convo me regarding custom designs.

I also have a sale going on there too – buy 3 patterns, get 3 more FREE! It’s the perfect time to stock up on lots of great projects!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

Bella Stitchery

Freebie Friday – NYC Skyline Cross Stitch Pattern Download

NYC Skyline 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 and eBay shops.

New York City has the most famous skyline in the world. When one of my Facebook followers recommended a city/skyline pattern for this week’s Friday Freebie, I knew just what to make. Hope you have as much fun stitching this one as I did making it.

This piece will be about 11.25 x 17.25 inches, based on an 18 count fabric (308×204 stitches). The chart also includes a list of the DMC floss needed for the project.

Miss this week’s freebie? Not to worry – you can grab a copy of this cross stitch pattern from my Etsy shop here, too!

Thanks so much, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

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

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!

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

Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch

What takes 8 months to complete and a lifetime to enjoy? This handmade finished cross-stitch! I finished this pin-up with plane fiber art in 2013 and she’s looking for a good home.

You can check out the listing here on eBay and she is packed and ready to ship to the highest bidder – just in time for Christmas (it’s the perfect gift idea!)

Happy bidding, and thanks so much for supporting handmade!

P.S. Love this pin-up, but want to make something of your own? I also have this fabulous retro illustration available as a fabric block! Perfect for embroidery hoops, altered art embroidery, pillows and more!