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:
Please share your stitching journey too – I would love to be a part of it! ❤️❤️✂️
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.
This famous artwork is all about the intimacy of the girl’s gaze toward the viewer. It’s haunting and engaging. I was so excited to make this into a unique, one-of-a-kind cross-stitch pattern.
Click here to download the free pattern.
Finished piece will be about 13.5×20 inches, based on a standard 14 count fabric (196×280 stitches).
Please share this link with those you love! Enjoy and happy stitching!
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.
Lily pad cross stitch pattern
Keira Knightly cross stitch pattern
Dramatic flapper woman pattern
Typewriter cross stitch pattern
Sepia Paris cross stitch pattern
Paris cherry blossoms pattern
Enjoy, and happy stitching!
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:
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!
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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Thanks so much, and happy stitching!
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?
Here are some that I have made. They can all be found under the holiday section of my Bella Stitchery Design shop on Etsy.
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!