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.
It all begins with one stitch:
Here’s a picture of me stitching on a 59 inch Aida cloth. It definitely takes a little bit to get used to:
Week one done, and feeling good:
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
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.
“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!
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Welcome to my Bella Stitchery blog, and I am so happy to give you today’s freebie pattern!
I made it just last night with the help of a Vintage Thanksgiving illustration, Photoshop, my cross-stitch software, and some late-night coffee (love the Caramel Brulée Latte from Starbucks).
Simply click here to download the pattern, complete with DMC floss requirements. All the stitches are full X stitches, so it’s great for any level of cross-stitcher. This piece will be approximately 20×12.25 inches, based on a 14 count fabric (you can use any size you like, however) and the stitch count is 280×173.
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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?
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!