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
bella stitchery, friday freebie, vintage cross stitch pattern

Friday Freebie – Vintage Pumpkin Patch Cross-Stitch Pattern Download

FREE Vintage Pumpkin Patch Pattern

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).

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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!

xoxo

Genevieve

bella stitchery, cross stitch patterns, Thanksgiving

Thankful for Fiber Art

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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?

Here are some that I have made. They can all be found under the holiday section of my Bella Stitchery Design shop on Etsy.

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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!

xoxo

Genevieve

embroidery

It’s a Swedish Thing

Love the thick satin embroidery over the dark red cloth.
Love the thick satin embroidery over the dark red cloth.

My new obsession – Swedish embroidery.

Love the color. Love the flowers. Love the style.

What is it? It’s rich – full of life and character. It’s a feeling.

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Happy flowers make for happy linens at Brodera.

Here are some examples of Swedish folk art fiber art:

Embroidery featured on Sticka's blog.
Embroidery featured on Sticka’s blog.
Machine embroidery pattern from www.emblibrary.com
Machine embroidery pattern from http://www.emblibrary.com

Check out the rich tapestry on the chair below, found in Kurbits’ blog. It’s just so very unique and special.

Something to CHAIRish.
Something to CHAIRish.

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I love this amazing technique on the jacket here, too. Fabulous!

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friday freebie, halloween cross stitch, horror movies

Friday Freebie – You’d Be PSYCHO To Miss This One

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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 is Halloween! The holiday just isn’t complete without classic horror movies.

I made this awesome Janet Leigh cross-stitch pattern from the unforgettable shower scene in Psycho.

It’s approximately 18×17 inches, based on a 14 count fabric (252×243 stitches) and it uses all full X stitches.

Janet Leigh in Psycho Cross-Stitch Pattern
Janet Leigh in Psycho Cross-Stitch Pattern

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Thanks so much, and Happy Halloween!!

xoxo

Genevieve

P.S. Did you miss this week’s freebie? No worries! You can download a copy here on my Etsy shop!

bella stitchery, gothic, halloween, owls

Spoooooktacular Cross-Stitch

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door—
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
               Only this and nothing more.”

The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe

Fall is a great time of year to decorate, and Halloween is filled with lots of spooooky, creepy options. Some of my favorite cross-stitch patterns are of Halloween. It can be anything from gothic, Vintage and retro to modern and colorful.

The pattern above is my newest creation, lovingly called Halloween Library, and it can be downloaded here.

Here are some more of my favorite Halloween patterns, all of which can be found at my Bella Stitchery Design Etsy shop:

Owl Silhouette Pattern
Owl Silhouette Pattern
Spiderweb Silhouette Pattern
Spiderweb Silhouette Pattern
Cheshire Cat & Caterpillar Wonderland Pattern
Cheshire Cat & Caterpillar Wonderland Pattern
Retro Vintage Halloween  Witch on Broom Pattern
Retro Vintage Halloween Witch on Broom Pattern
Retro Mad Hatter Halloween  Pattern
Retro Mad Hatter Halloween Pattern
Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Pattern
Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Pattern
Pin-Up Carving Halloween Pumpkin Pattern
Pin-Up Carving Halloween Pumpkin Pattern
Haunted House Silhouette Pattern
Haunted House Silhouette Pattern
Edgar Allan Poe Pattern
Edgar Allan Poe Pattern
Pin-Up Witch on Broom Pattern
Pin-Up Witch on Broom Pattern
Vintage Woman in Bat Costume Pattern
Vintage Woman in Bat Costume Pattern
When Witches Go Riding Pattern
When Witches Go Riding Pattern