Kick Up the Caffeine – It’s Back to School Time!

Fresh and Hot Coffee cross stitch pattern

Christmas break is finally over, which means it’s back to school time! Back to routine. 6am alarm clock, waking my 8-year-old up to get ready (over and over again, until he finally rolls out of bed to get dressed and eat his oatmeal), packing lunches, feeding my 1-year-old, getting my hubby out the door so my son is on time for school…

And none of these things can happen without my coffee. I made sure to set the autotimer last night so that it would be ready first thing! Nothing like waking up to the smell of fresh java. Mmmmm…

What better way to celebrate the return to the early mornings than to roll out a brand new coffee pattern? You can find this peppy little number on Etsy and eBay.

Finished piece will be about 9.25 x 14.5 inches, based on an 18 ct. Aida cloth (size will vary slightly, depending on the size canvas you select – the stitch count is 168×260). The entire pattern is full X stitches, so it’s great for any level stitcher.

Thanks so much! Hope you have a great, coffee-filled morning, and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

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

Buy 3, Get 3 FREE! Woot.

buy three, get three FREE

We’re heading into a new year. Let’s kick it off right! Stock up on lots of fun, unique cross-stitch patterns and keep yourself busy and out of (too much) trouble in 2015!

You can shop at any one of my Bella Stitchery websites, from eBay to Etsy to ArtFire and enjoy my new promotion:

*Buy any 3 patterns, get 3 more of your choice FREE!

Yep. Free.

Simply email me with the list of the 3 that you would like as your freebie gifts and I will include all six with your order.

Easy breezy.

Please feel free to convo me with any questions. Custom patterns are also available upon request.

cross stitch collage

So, have fun and cross-stitch your little heart out. 2015 will be the year of crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve

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

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! 🙂

Fabric Blocks – the Wave of the Future!

Fun with fabric blocks

Cross-stitching, embroidering, quilting – all great, wonderful craft options. They are very time consuming, however, and I always have a dozen or so cross-stitch patterns in my hopper. Sometimes, I want to make a quick little something, either for my wall or to make as a gift. Enter, the fabric block.

If you haven’t worked with fabric blocks before, you are in for a treat! They are SO versatile and easy to work with. I make my own here at Bella Stitchery, and have several here in my Etsy shop under the “Fabric Block” category. I can also custom print designs or images for you as well. Fabric blocks are great to frame and hang as-is, or you can personalize them with your own special embroidery and embellishment. The sky is the limit!

They are fabulous to use on so many projects, too:

*pillows
*frames
*quilting
*messenger bags
*wall hangings
*scrapbooking
*embroidery

My fabric is all handmade, so they are dry-clean only. Feel free to contact me regarding custom orders and special prices for larger quantities.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve