cross stitch patterns

Cat and Mouse

Updating you on my stitching journey. I love work in progress photos! ❤️

This is a cat and mouse counted cross stitch I was hired to stitch for a customer.

I’m about 40% done now (two months into the project). This one is (relatively) quick to stitch, since I’m not stitching the background at all.

Here’s where I was about a month ago…

Here’s where I am today…

Here is the link for the cross stitch chart too, if you want to stitch along with me:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118013471/cat-apult-black-white-pdf-cross-stitch?ga_search_query=Cat&ref=shop_items_search_16

Please share your stitching journey too – I would love to be a part of it! ❤️❤️✂️

scrapbook layouts, scrapbooking

Steampunk

I made this 8×8 album as a special order for a steampunk album. It was my first time making anything in this style and it was fun using lots of new materials- from Swellegant paints to Prima Marketing metallic waxes.

I used Etsy printables for the paper backgrounds and many of the printed embellishments .

I made this pressure gauge out of cardboard that I painted with the copper Swellegant paint. I added liquid diamonds to the printed gear face so it would look like glass and then finished it off with brads, a Tim Holtz year and a lightbulb embellishment (also by Tim Holtz).

Up, up, and away!

Gesso and metallic paints helped bring these pages to life!

Pockets!

This was a fun collage. I used buttons, keys, glass beads, and even screws to add layers and texture. Then I covered the whole thing with black gesso. Once that was dry, I lightly went over the pieces with Prima Marketing silver wax.

I love these clock die cuts from Tim Holtz. I cut out several for this album.

I used lots of lace and some burlap to give the pages dimension…

This last page has tags that tuck in behind the lightbulb print.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope these pages inspire you – feel free to comment or send me photos of your work as well. I would love to see what you make!

scrapbook layouts, Uncategorized

Tea for Two

I love the bright colors in the Authentique Paper Infused line! I had so much fun embellishing these premade pages with lots of colorful embellishments too!

I used the Studio Calico glitter banner stickers to add interest to the pages…

You can never go wrong with lots of bling! 🤩

For the lace strips here, I fussy cut one of them out of one of the paper prints…

Thank you so much for stopping by! Let me know what you think, and happy crafting!

1950's, bella stitchery, pin-up girls, pin-ups

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

christmas, cross stitch patterns, friday freebie

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!

1950's, finished cross stitch, pin-ups

Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch

Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

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!)

Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
Pin-Up with Plane Finished Cross-Stitch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/251722864165?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

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!

Pin-Up with Plane Fabric Block http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pin-Up-Girl-with-Plane-8x10-Fabric-Block-Great-tor-Quilting-Pillows-Wall-Ar-/251250357722
Pin-Up with Plane Fabric Block
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pin-Up-Girl-with-Plane-8×10-Fabric-Block-Great-tor-Quilting-Pillows-Wall-Ar-/251250357722