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
I thought you might enjoy a cross stitch project you can easily begin on without having to go to the store for lots of DMC colors. This freebie pattern uses only 1-2 colors (depending on whether or not you choose to stitch the background).
Hi friends! We’re all quarantined in this together, so I thought I’d do my part by making a fun freebie x-stitch pattern for you. Hope this serves as an enjoyable distraction. Click the link below for the PDF pattern.
Ever wonder how to begin what may appear to be a daunting journey? Well, look no further, my friend! Bella Stitchery is here to the rescue!
Rest assured, it’s actually not that difficult once you get started. I just posted a YouTube video all about how to read and begin a cross stitch chart, along with some background information on Aida cloth and needle sizing.
In the video, I promised to provide you with the “Meh.” pattern free if you’d like to practice your newly acquired knowledge. Well, here you go. Just open, print or save, and start stitching today!
Christmas break is finally over, which means it’s back to school time! Back to routine. 6am alarm clock, waking my 8-year-old up to get ready (over and over again, until he finally rolls out of bed to get dressed and eat his oatmeal), packing lunches, feeding my 1-year-old, getting my hubby out the door so my son is on time for school…
And none of these things can happen without my coffee. I made sure to set the autotimer last night so that it would be ready first thing! Nothing like waking up to the smell of fresh java. Mmmmm…
What better way to celebrate the return to the early mornings than to roll out a brand new coffee pattern? You can find this peppy little number on Etsy and eBay.
Finished piece will be about 9.25 x 14.5 inches, based on an 18 ct. Aida cloth (size will vary slightly, depending on the size canvas you select – the stitch count is 168×260). The entire pattern is full X stitches, so it’s great for any level stitcher.
Thanks so much! Hope you have a great, coffee-filled morning, and happy stitching!
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.
New York City has the most famous skyline in the world. When one of my Facebook followers recommended a city/skyline pattern for this week’s Friday Freebie, I knew just what to make. Hope you have as much fun stitching this one as I did making it.
This piece will be about 11.25 x 17.25 inches, based on an 18 count fabric (308×204 stitches). The chart also includes a list of the DMC floss needed for the project.
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.