Work with a Pin-Up

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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

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

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Wake me up before you go-go,
I don’t wanna miss it when you hit that high.
Wake me up before you go-go,
‘Cause I’m not planning on goin’ solo.
Wake me up before you go-go,
Take me dancing tonight…
I wanna hit that high…
Yeah, yeah.

Wham! Timeless elegance and lyrical poetry. I just finished this one-of-a-kind cross-stitch pattern last night and I am so excited to share it with you!

Bella Stitchery is the ONLY place to find this gem – guaranteed!

The finished piece will be about 15×16 inches, based on a 14 ct. Aida cloth (size will vary slightly, depending on the size canvas you select).

With purchase, you will receive an email PDF file with the complete pattern with DMC floss code.

**ALL MY PATTERNS USE ONLY BASIC X STITCHES, SO THEY ARE GREAT FOR ANY LEVEL OF CROSS-STITCHER! NO BACK STITCHES, 1/2 STITCHES, KNOTS OR BEADING!!**

You can download the pattern here from my Etsy shop and start stitching the tapestry right away. Enjoy and happy stitching!

xoxo

Genevieve

BIY – Infinity Scarf

As an avid crafter, there is no shortage of craft ideas in my hopper to try next (hard to imagine life before Pinterest).

I have come to the realization, just because I treasure handmade, it doesn’t mean I have to make everything. My craft room is only so big!

I’m suggesting that, rather than DIY, let’s promote BIY (buy-it-yourself) once in awhile. Save yourself the time and shopping cart full of materials for one single project – that, let’s be honest – may or may not ever get made, and support other crafters. It’s a win-win!

Today’s item is the fabulous, trendy infinity scarf. Here are some amazing crafters that would love to share their handiwork with you:

The Borrow scarf from Deroucheau on Etsy looks snuggly and stylish for $75.

The Borrow Scarf

The Borrow Scarf

This Chunky Infinity scarf from Plexida is $58.87 and is even sent in gift wrap – what a perfect Christmas gift idea!

Chunky Infinity Scarf

Chunky Infinity Scarf

The Infinity Scarf Loop Cowl found on MicheleMade is a steal at only $25. You can even pick your color options!

Infinity Scarf Loop Cowl

Infinity Scarf Loop Cowl

They’re not just for women, either! This purple man scarf from Necklush is priced at $95 and is perfect for wearing all year long.

Purple Man Scarf

Purple Man Scarf

Still want to make your own? Well, OK. Here’s fun how-to guide for ya from Handimania:

Infinity Scarf

Handimania

Thanks for supporting handmade, and happy crafting!

xoxo

Genevieve