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

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

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

Emmet Lego Movie Birthday Card – Free Emmet SVG Cutting File

Emmet Lego Movie Card

Everything (about this card) is awesome!

I made this for a very special four-year-old’s birthday party this weekend. Like it? Want to make one yourself?

I created the SVG cut file for my Cricut SCAL. Feel free to email me at gspeegle@gmail.com for the free file (WordPress doesn’t let me attach SVG files), if you want to make a card for yourself as well.

For Emmet’s outfit, I chalked the edges with light blue and then added some custom details with a Sharpie and strips of hand-cut gum wrapper. I printed out this image on the side here so that I could cut out the hair, smile and Emmet badge.

Lego MovieI also cut out several .5 inch circles and inked them with green Color Box Cat’s Eye chalk ink, before affixing them to the background with foam pop dots.

Inside, is a custom song, based on the “Everything is Awesome” tune from the Lego Movie:

“Everything is awesome!

Everything is awesome when you’re no longer three.

Everything is awesoooooome

At your birthday party!”

Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy crafting!

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!

Free Handmade Holiday Cheer – Christmas Card Giveaway!

Bella Stitchery Christmas Card Giveaway

Woo! Christmas! I love this season SO much that I’m doing my part to spread the joy by giving away this three-card collection! I have lovingly designed these one-of-a-kind creations with a large die-cut greeting embellishment – complete with hand-cut star and pink rhinestone. I have also added baker’s twine and festive polka dot cardstock along the bottom. The inside is also fully embellished (just like a present!).

Each card is about 5.5 inches square and comes with a white envelope.

Bella Stitchery Christmas Card Giveaway

Bella Stitchery Christmas Card Giveaway

In order to qualify for the drawing, simply:

* Leave a comment here telling me all about your favorite Christmas tradition (and please be sure to leave me your email address as well, so I can contact you when you win).

* Share this contest link with your friends on Twitter or Facebook.

I’ll announce the winner on Friday, so you’ll have these puppies in plenty of time to mail them to your closest loved ones.

Thanks so much, and happy contesting!

xoxo

Genevieve

Bella Stitchery